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Is there a HD solution to use an LCD monitor as a TV?

by itimjr / January 24, 2006 12:13 PM PST

I'm looking to use my spare LCD monitor as both a TV and as a monitor for gaming. Primarily, I'd like to connect my Xbox to my monitor for great picture quality and be able to watch HD shows. Do you have any recommendations? Thanks.

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My only idea here is ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2006 11:26 PM PST

An ATI video card with HD support and video inputs. No offer here to figure out which one but do look at the ATI web site.


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You can do this if?
by dennisond / January 25, 2006 12:22 AM PST

You can use your spare LCD monitor if it has either a DVI or component video input. You run cables from your HD satellite receiver to the appropriate input on the monitor. To get digital audio you run a toslink cable from the digital audio output of your receiver to your sound system. If you don't these connects, there are other options but they are either expensive or of lesser sound and/or display quality. If you're interested, re-post and I will give you details about what I hooked up in my office, wasn't real expensive and works like a dream.

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More help...
by itimjr / January 25, 2006 1:26 AM PST
In reply to: You can do this if?

Thanks for your help. I'm primarily trying to connect my xbox (1) to a monitor. The monitor has VGA or DVI; the xbox has either component or regular rca hook up. Do you know of a solution that would work for this?

Thanks for your help, I realized that my cable box does have a DVI that part is fixed.


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