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Old 01-07-2007, 04:34 PM   #1
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I have the dell 24" LCD and BFG 8800GTX video card. How do I connect my TV/line so that I can watch TV in PIP?
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:38 PM   #2
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Well I'm not positive, but I think you have to have a tv tuner card for that. Unless the gpu has an input for coax on it.
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:39 PM   #3
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Well, first of all, you need a TV Tuner so you can watch TV on your computer period. I'd recommend something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116625

Anyway, as for the PIP, the software that comes with the TV tuner should include something for watching PIP.
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:58 PM   #4
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Well, first of all, you need a TV Tuner so you can watch TV on your computer period. I'd recommend something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116625

Anyway, as for the PIP, the software that comes with the TV tuner should include something for watching PIP.
What if I find a cable to connect coxial to component video or DVI on my video card?
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:06 PM   #5
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I don't think that's even possible, and if it is, it would be pretty expensive.

The only other way to do it that I could think of is to use an S-Video out port or something on your cable box, and I don't even know if that would work.
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:09 PM   #6
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hmm...well the monitor has a PIP feature so it must support it.
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just connect your tv cable to the monitor then
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:18 PM   #8
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just connect your tv cable to the monitor then
How? You can't connect the coaxial cable to your monitor's DVI / VGA port...
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just because your monitor supports PIP does not mean your computer does. as stated, you probably need to buy a tv tuner card. possibly reading the owners manual for your monitor may help you out as well... good luck!
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Is the monitor a TV as well, or just DVI/VGA monitor?
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