TV tuners for monitors...do they exist?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gothamm, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. gothamm macrumors 6502a

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    my dream was to have a 28 inch monitor sporting 1900x1200 with a built-in atsc/ntsc tuners like they have on all them fancy new hdtvs.

    the tuner is the only thing that seperates a monitor from a tv (and of course the lower screen resolution).

    So...are there any tuners out there that can broadcast free over the air hd channels (like fox, abc, cbs etc.)

    i know theres is the elgato eye tv but you need to plug it through a computer. I want to bypass this step and hook something directly to the monitor...so no computer involvement.

    btw this is the monitor i am planning on buying.

    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11236988&whse=BC&topnav=&browse=&lang=en-US

    how can i view OTA hd channels on it?

    PS

    as you can see, the $50 off offer ends today so a quick response would be appreciated :)
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    You can use either a TiVo HD, HD Cable Box, or HD Satillite Reciever. You can connect them to it with HDMI, DVI-D, or Component inputs (as indicated on the spec sheet provided).

    EDIT: I see you talking about OTA, The TiVO HD or a DTV Tuner (for HDTV's without DTV tuners) would work. The TiVo is $299 the DTV Tuner can be between $100 and $500.

    TEG
     
  3. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    Some Monitors (especially larger ones) have Video inputs also. This would allow you to use anything that can output a video signal, like a VCR, DVR, Tivo, Cable Box, etc.
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    The one he is linked to has HDMI (w/ HDCP), Component, VGA, and DVI. His question is more where to get an NTSC/ATSC/HD Tuner.

    TEG
     
  5. gothamm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    TEG: thats exactly what i need. thanks for understanding. i wasn't so sure people were not going to understand what the hell i was talking about.
     

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