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Making use of a computer monitor

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I was wondering if such a thing existed that would turn a computer monitor (with no computer attached) into a functioning television?

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Actually there are a number of very good "external tuners" on ebay. these have vga outputs, a decent tuner, and a video input. I bought 4 of them for $15 each including shipping.

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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I am here to help. Sorry to tell you this but it is not possible because the inputs and outputs from a television and PC are very different.

But is a very good idea!!! Congratulations!

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Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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