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Can I use DVD player with PC?

by stardreamer / December 9, 2004 9:39 AM PST

What I mean is, can I connect a dvd player to my pc so i can watch with the monitor instead of a tv screen?

I once saw a pc playing dvd movies using a dvd player (not dvd rom drive) Do I need a special kind of monitor or adapter?

Thanks everyone

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Re: Can I use DVD player with PC?
by Coryphaeus / December 9, 2004 10:39 AM PST

You need a TV/video card. This is a PCI or AGP slot card with TV inputs. The higher end cards also have pure A/V and S-video inputs. Or you can get a USB unit. Do a search at any good web computer store and search for tuner cards.

Some cards come with software to turn your PC into a Tivo using the HD as storage and all the bells and whistles. With a CD or DVD burner you can burn what you watch to optical media.

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Re: Can I use DVD player with PC?
by glb613 / December 11, 2004 4:19 AM PST

Can I ask why you would do this? Does the computer not have a DVD drive?

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