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Old 12-12-2007, 03:40 PM   #1
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For the holidays I was thinking of getting a small HDTV for my room, however, I was also interested in setting up another monitor.

Is there a monitor that you can watch cable TV on, play video games on, and also use as a secondary computer monitor?

I currently have a Syncmaster 205BW, can that do anything with cable/video games?

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Default Re: Can a monitor do this?

your best bet is to get a TV with pc input rather than looking for a monitor with tv reciever in it
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Default Re: Can a monitor do this?

I'd say just pick up a TV tuner for your PC. It's just a PCI card, and you can plug cable into it to get TV on your computer.
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I'd say just pick up a TV tuner for your PC. It's just a PCI card, and you can plug cable into it to get TV on your computer.
wot bout games console through it ?
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Default Re: Can a monitor do this?

A. You can get a VGA cord for most consoles.

B. Some monitors have component / composite inputs on them.

C. Lots of TV tuners have component / composite inputs.
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Default Re: Can a monitor do this?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116625

i think that'll do the job...

most cable boxes have a S-Video cable out so then get this...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812105819
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812337014
then plug that in to the tuner card.. and you'll be set
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