Any reason why I can't use this LCD display as a tv?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by chrzis, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. chrzis macrumors newbie


    Jul 10, 2009
    Is there any reason why I can't use this LCD display as a tv? (hooking it up to a HD set top box)

    I am in Australia if that makes a difference...

    LG W2343T 23" Full HD 1900x1080/5ms 30000:1 LCD Monitor

    Product Details:
    Size : 23" Wide

    Resolution : 1920x1080 (16:9)

    Response Time : 5 ms

    Contrast Ratio : 30,000:1 (DFC)

    Brightness : 300 cd/㎡

    Surface Treatment : non Glare

    Viewing Angle : 176/170

    Display Colours : 16.7 M

    Pixel Pitch : 0.266 x 0.266

    Sync Range

    Horizontal Frequency :30 ~ 83 kHz

    Vertical Frequency :56 ~ 75 Hz

    Input Signal

    Video Signal :RGB Analog, Digital


    PC :15 Pin D-sub (VGA), DVI-D (HDCP)

    Plug and Play : DDC2B

    Power Consumption

    On :42W

    Stand-by/Suspend :<1W

    DPM Off :<1W

    User Control

    Type :Tact

    Buttons :6 (Power Key Included)

    Functions :f-Engine, Auto Resolution, HDCP, 4:3 in Wide, Photo Effect


    Dimensions :555.2 x 418.5 x 198 mm

    Weight :4.4 kg

    Stand :Tilt, Detachable base

    Rack :VESA 100 x 100 mm


    Safety :UL, UL-cUL, TUV, SEMKO

    EMC :FCC-B, CE

    Power Saving :EPA Energy Star

    Security : Kensington slot
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    It depends on the outputs of your HDTV set top box.
    The monitor you mention has VGA and DVI inputs.
  3. chrzis thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jul 10, 2009
    My HD set top box has the following outputs.

    -RCA (white, yellow, red)
    -Y Pb Pbr
    -10 pin VGA

    Is 10 pin convertable to 15 Pin?

    I can use the DVI from my macbook pro as an external monitor... but I'd like to hook up my set top box too. I guess that all depends on the 10 pin VGA...

    Thanks for the info!
  4. MovieCutter macrumors 68040


    May 3, 2005
    Washington, DC
  5. jzuena macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2007
    Lexington, MA, USA
    Could you get an HDMI to DVI-D cable and connect it that way? You would have to configure your set-top box to send the sound out the RCA instead of the HDMI, but otherwise it should all work. You even have HDCP on your DVI port if your cable company is enforcing encrypted connections.

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