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Concerting TV to PC

I purchased a JNC LCD TV in 2007 for my young son because it has lots of features including connection to become a PC (computer). I bought in from Harvey Norman but understand the manufacturer is now out of business. I was wondering if anyone has converted the TV to a PC via the manual's instructions using a VGA cable, audio cable, modem and presume keyboard. Does it work? Also should I buy an old modem or can I use the new wireless modem/routers (whatever that is)? My son needs a computer for school, but they are so expensive (over AUS $1,000). Considering the TV has the capacity to convert to becoming a computer, surely it's more economical to purchase these other items (cables & keyboard) or get the modem 2nd hand? HELP!

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  • steveandshaz May 14, 2009

    Thank you SO MUCH. I didn't expect to receive a reply at all. I actually phoned Harvey Norman repair employee and he said same as you i.e. TV is monitor only. The PC is the computer which most apparently come with modem built in. These days you buy the PC with a wireless keyboard and mouse included for AUS$800 - AUS$2,000. I think I will shop around for a 2nd hand PC (refurbished) and pray for a free one to come our way. Alternatively, I may just purchase a laptop that has wireless internet.But in any event, I REALLY APPRECIATE your immediate help and solution. Thank you again for replying. Brilliant!

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To my understanding,LCD can only be connected as monitor ,not to become a computer itself.if ever it can be use as one, you'll need all the basic of the computer accessories.wireless modem can be use as long as there is a slot for or the unit is compatible for a wireless connection.check first if there is a socket for keyboards and everything before buying.since it can be connected only by vga cable, i assume that it is for monitor use only,unless you want to use two monitors at the same time.

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