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I have an HDTV, can I connect a cable from my RGB port to my tv and us it like a monitor or to veiw movies from my laptop?

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You should be able to providing you have the right cable and an appropriate input on you TV. A lot of HDTV's have a 15 pin connector on the back to connect to a computer as an external monitor.

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