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LCD tv. I need to know what cable/cables i need to use a RCA tv as a computer monitor.I have a SR1303WM compaq tower.

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Go to pricewatch.com.....check the appropriate sections. They have pictures. Also, if your computer came with a manual (and if it is equipped properly) it will give you a name...i.e. DVI out. That name equates to a cable you need.....but if your motherboard does not have that "out", then you will have to buy a card. All of that you can not only figure out at pricewatch or the compaq help site but also save a few bucks probably. Hope this helps..Tango.

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