Recomendations for Cable Box to Monitor

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by numberwizard, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. numberwizard macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2009
    I just bought a beautiful 23" LG w2353v to use as an external monitor for my MacBook, and I was wondering if I could ditch my old 20" CRT TV and use the LG as a TV as well. It has a VGA, DVI-D and HDMI input. I originally thought that I could run a DVI or HDMI cable from my Comcast digital cable box, but it turns out my cable box only has a coax output.

    So I have two questions. The first is, would I be able to upgrade my cable box through Comcast to get one with a DVI or HDMI output, and if so would it cost much? The second question is, if it wouldn't be easy to get a new cable box from Comcast, is there another way I could hook up my existing cable box to my monitor for relatively cheap?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    most of the time a HD box is the same price as an SD box (and same for HD & SD dvrs)
    Check with your provider, they should change it out for you. You may have to have a tech come out to hook it up for you which you could be charged for.

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