Monitor as a TV

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MBP123, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. MBP123 macrumors regular

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    How would I use an LCD monitor as a TV (non HD content) if it is not plugged in to a computer. IE if I wanted to buy a Dell display, how could I use that as a TV and only a TV, if it is not plugged into a computer, and I just have a coax cable?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    if the monitor has a coax input and/or rca inputs you would be able to

    if it just has vga and dvi, i dont think you can unless you use a product like eyetv with your computer
     
  3. iwuzbord macrumors 6502

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    it depends on the inputs of the display and the outputs of the source (cable box/ satellite) any specifics? what outputs does your source support?
     
  4. Rdrnatn24 macrumors newbie

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    Go to http://rtv-veg.com/ and they have something that should work for you. They add TV tuner functionality through the vga input on your monitor, no computer needed.
     
  5. pjarvi macrumors 65816

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    Don't forget audio. You will need some external speakers to hear anything. You will probably also need an adapter or 2 to connect the speakers to whatever audio out the tuner has.
     
  6. MacBass macrumors 6502

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    KWorld also makes some modules like the RTV units, and I think most of them have internal speakers/external audio out. These are the cheapest options, roughly $50. If you want to record TV, then you should get something along the lines of an EyeTV.
     

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