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Old 07-16-2006, 06:24 PM   #1
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Arrow TV as monitor?

I've done it before, but I forgot what cord I use. Anyone know?
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s-video...?? it depends

and it's not a good idea. a tube tv? if so, you wouldn't be able to read text or anything, the quality is horrible... it's only reallly good for watching movies and playing games.. .thats all i use my "computer to tv" for
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Old 07-16-2006, 06:27 PM   #3
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Some televisions have a VGA/DVI output, use that if possible.
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My video card has a yellow VGA output, but can I use any cord for it? Like from a DVD player?
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you could get something liek this: http://www.cablesnmor.com/vga-rca-cable.html
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For just computing, forget it. Quality is horrible, unless of course you have a rather large flat screen (rear projection) tv. My dad has a 60'' rear projection tv, and if I make the res as big as possible, I can kind of see whats going on.

On the tube 36'' tv in my room, it looks like ass But I can watch music videos pretty well on it. Other then that, its all blah.

Unless, you have an LCD or Plasma Tv laying around
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For just computing, forget it. Quality is horrible, unless of course you have a rather large flat screen (rear projection) tv. My dad has a 60'' rear projection tv, and if I make the res as big as possible, I can kind of see whats going on.

On the tube 36'' tv in my room, it looks like ass But I can watch music videos pretty well on it. Other then that, its all blah.

Unless, you have an LCD or Plasma Tv laying around
same with me! we have a 60" rear projection in the living room.... the quality still doesn't look as good as a monitor, but a lot better than my tube TV
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theres a tv in best buy (60" rear projection) thats connected to a computer, and you can read everything on it perfectly from about 3 metres away. and another kick ass thing is that another comp is connected to this umm...(how should i say this) about 10 metre 9 piece tv(diagonal measurements) and you can do what every you want, so u go to best buy, look at pron on that laptop and the whole store see's it
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Old 07-16-2006, 08:25 PM   #9
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Well, that was when I had my shit video card, maybe it would be better now. Im not sure.
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