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Im looking to get a 30"+ monitor, OR a 32" TV to use as a monitor... is there a guide anywhere that shows how to convert a TV into a monitor???
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Pretty much any DVI or VGA to S-Video would work, would it not?
    
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If I'm not mistaken, your card has an S-Video output. Most TVs support this.

Don't expect a standard def TV to look even decent for text though.
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A CRT TV is horrible for a monitor. I have a HTPC for movies and such hooked up through S-Video, and even on 600x800, it is barely readable.
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post #5 of 11
If you're talking about a new 30+ inch LCD screen....then just make sure it has HDMI or a computer input (VGA or DVI), and you're good to go. That's all there is to it. if you're going to be using a standard def. CRT TV...you'll just need an S-Video in (easiest way).
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post #6 of 11
You will not be able to really use the computer on a standard-def TV, nothing will be readable.

If it's a Hi-def, just get a DVI-HDMI converter and a TV that has HDMI.
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
You will not be able to really use the computer on a standard-def TV, nothing will be readable.

If it's a Hi-def, just get a DVI-HDMI converter and a TV that has HDMI.
Thats fine as long as hes not using his tv speakers for sound as sound is carried through the hdmi.
When I used dvi to hdmi I lost sound.
I think on newer cards with hdmi connector the video card has a sound input to solve this issue.
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post #8 of 11
Works very well, I use a 32" LCD TV as my main monitor and have a 19" as a second screen next to it. I just connect it through VGA.
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post #9 of 11
Do NOT use svideo for this. Movie quality is good but text is fuzzy. Get a DVI to HDMI cable.
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post #10 of 11
Is it an SDTV or an HDTV? SDTV will be unusable; HDTV will work quite well!
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