Hooking up TV or a GAME SYSTEM to a monitor with DVI inputs.

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  1. BeyondMountains macrumors 6502

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    okay I'm going crazy here. It seems so hard to find a monitor that "does it all"

    If I want to connect xbox 360/TV up to a monitor with only DVI inputs how would I get sound?


    The only way I can think is a TV tuner. Does anyone know anything about TV Tuners? Do they cause Input Lag or have any disadvantages?
     
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    I use an external sound system for mine – a set of JBL Creature speakers.
     
  3. BeyondMountains thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the reply.

    can you tell me how your set up is?

    htmi to dvi
    and is there also a htmi to optical/rca sound
    some kind of splitter? i guess thatd work
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    Many new monitors have VGA, DVI, HDMI, and Component inputs. In addition, several have build in speakers. To connect the audio, you could use the HDMI cable (if supported) or they simply have a 1/8" headphone jack, and all you'd need is a stereo RCA(female) to stereo headphone(male) adapter, or a stereo RCA(male) to stereo headphone(male) and two RCA couplers (female->female).

    TEG
     
  5. BeyondMountains thread starter macrumors 6502

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    the monitor im looking at only has dvi input http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...Flat+Panel-_-NEC+Display+Solutions-_-24002334

    so if i convert hdmi to dvi i still need a way to get sound.
     
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  7. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Why are you looking at that particular monitor? The panel type? Brand?

    The Samsung 245T uses the same panel but has Component and HDMI inputs.

    The brightness is a little lower, but the contrast is higher. Its also cheaper!

    It has a stereo out port for HDMI audio so you can hook up speakers.
     
  8. TEG macrumors 604

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    If the monitor doesn't have speakers, why even bother. Just buy a Component Stereo, Reciever, or Use the RCA->headphone adapter to convert the audio coming out of the X-Box to a connector for any Computer Speakers.

    TEG
     
  9. BeyondMountains thread starter macrumors 6502

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    a lot of people are bashing that samsung on newegg. i dont know what to make of it.
     

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