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Quick question, I dont watch much tv just mainly movies and what not. Ive always stuck with the, what i consider better, quality of CRT but I was wondering if you can hook up a LCD monitor through a DVI input on a home DVD player. Its a easy question but I'm still confused. I dont need a tuner just the monitor. Thank for help in advance, and wow I haven't been by here in a while.
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post #2 of 15
Yes you can.

Honestly though, I like the quality and colour and EVERYTHING of my LCD better than my Dell Trinitron CRT I had.
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post #3 of 15
LCDs are better than CRTs these days, don't be confused

If the LCD has inputs for video or s-video or rgb connectors, then yes. You may also be able to hook an upconvert dvd player up to the LCD via a HDMI-DVI cable.
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post #4 of 15
LCDs offer benefits over CRTs but they are not better. Picture wise, CRTs are still king. Where's Robilar when I need him, I'm sure some flamers are about to appear...

But yes, as long as you have the proper cable, you can hook anything up to your LCD, as long as it has the proper input.
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post #5 of 15
can't CRTs do higher resolutions?
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post #6 of 15
Ya, CRTs can do higher resolution, but I'm yet to find a CRT that can compete with my LCD image wise. The fact that they are analog gives them slightly truer color quality, and the absence of a backlight makes the blacks blacker, but I still think that LCDs have far superior picture.
    
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post #7 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by cgrado View Post
can't CRTs do higher resolutions?
Not alwyas, but in most cases. Even a 1080P LCD cannot go 2048x1546, while a good number of high-end CRT's can.
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post #8 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p View Post
I still think that LCDs have far superior picture.
No way.
    
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post #9 of 15
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thanks a ton you all. I was sure i could but i wasn't too sure what the differences between a lcd monitor or lcd were.
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post #10 of 15
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since no one makes a dvd player with DVI outputs or a monitor with component inputs, should i just then try an unconvert player with hdmi output and then use an adapter to convert to DVI. I guess I could also use an Svideo to component adaptor and run that through my comp then onto the monitor. Im being cheap and refusing to purchase a LCD TV right now because my old SD TV isn't good enough any more. any ideas ?
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