Cable Boxes

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Xander562, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Xander562 macrumors 68000

    Xander562

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    So I'll be moving into a college dorm soon, and i have a Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP that I would like to double as a TV if possible. I assume I'll need some sort of box between the coaxil from the wall and the either DVI HDMI VGA Component or Composite inputs that the Dell monitor has. Suggestions?
     
  2. jsm4182 macrumors 6502

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    I use this in my dorm room. It connects to your monitor's vga port. The picture quality isn't the best, but its good enough for me.
     
  3. Xander562 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Xander562

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    Yikes $150? I was hoping I could pick up a cheap one for like 50-80. Or at least <100. Thanks for the info though.
     
  4. PCRanger macrumors regular

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    How about getting an Elgato EyeTV tv tuner for your Mac?

    Or... if you were in the UK, I would suggest getting a Freeview box, and plugging into the component connection on the 2408. I'm sure you can find some kind of solution though, maybe a similar kind of box exists in the US?
    I don't know a lot about this kind of thing! :eek:
     

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