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Old 12-18-2006, 09:47 PM   #1
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Hi, I am gonig to have 2 computer monitors soon, hopefully. I am trying to get my parents to sign up for dish network and want to know if its worth getting the HD service to play through my computer monitor? Is it even possible? Monitors are like 19" HD tvs correct?
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are you talking about useing a HD tv for the monitor, if so then i believe you can, i had a friend that hooked up their computer to their 48" big screen tv and this was like 6 years ago.
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:00 PM   #3
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No I mean recieving HD TV service from dish network through a computer monitor.
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i dont know about that, ive never heard of that. why are you wanting to do that anyways. any specific reason because im sure you could find a way.
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:14 PM   #5
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nevermind, my parents dont even want to get satellite TV. I have like no channels, just local.
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ohh well sorry man, i would have tried to help or at least say what i know
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:27 PM   #7
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Its ok, I just wish my parents would get good TV. All my friends talk about some TV show, and then they ask, did you see it? An I say, "nope, all have is channel 32 and sometimes 24." And thats almost true, we only get about 20 channels, have are kinda fuzzy.
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i know ur not getting it, but just for referance, i belive the olnly way to do it is to ahve a tv tuner in your computer.
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damn im sorry, i got basic cable, we get like 80 channels. its not the greatest but im on my laptop, working, going to karate, or something else and maybe watch tv like an hour o 2 a day
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LOL, yeah we have loacal channels, and only 56k dial-up. Downloads go at 3kbs!!! thats slow compared to what you guys proly get, like 250kbs. I'm looking into ISDN, my parents did agree to get highspeed if we can.
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Its ok, I just wish my parents would get good TV. All my friends talk about some TV show, and then they ask, did you see it? An I say, "nope, all have is channel 32 and sometimes 24." And thats almost true, we only get about 20 channels, have are kinda fuzzy.

i get only 5 channels. BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. and most of those i only watch a couple of times a week
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yeah i just have the freeview channels and home, but at uni i have Cable so that is okay!!
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I have like 300 channels (dish network) though my parents are usually the ones using it.. I don't watch TV often.. if I wanna watch a show, it's generally not on TV.. so I download it.
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Yes, it is possible. My coworker have a high definition tuner card in his PC. Rare finding, but he manage to get one at Fry's Electronics. I don't even see Newegg carrying the product.
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First of all...high definition tuner in your PC, second of all,you must have a HD monitor.....it says it ont he front or on the box. The CRT monitors are not hd though lol.
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yeah, you should be able to watch cable and satalite on your computer if you have a tv tuner... other than that.. you can just google for the shows you want to watch and you will find them or just download a shareware program
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First of all...high definition tuner in your PC, second of all,you must have a HD monitor.....it says it ont he front or on the box. The CRT monitors are not hd though lol.
uh.... HD take 480p and 720p.. both are HD resolutions.. what are they in english?

480p = 640x480
720p = 1280x720 (widescreen)

CRT is beyond HD, my friend.
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CRT is beyond HD, my friend.
True...some CRTS are even 1080p

1920 × 1080
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