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Using Computer monitor as TV

by Rahulm5000 / June 17, 2008 3:06 AM PDT

Ok heres the situation,
I have a L2410NM Westinghouse monitor and have my Xbox 360 pluged in through the component inputs, and my Laptop connected through the VGA input.
i want to be able to watch cable on this monitor as well so anybody have any advice?

Thanks

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A component switchbox?
by ahtoi / June 17, 2008 3:35 AM PDT

You didn't tell us what output/s the cable box have.

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No cable box
by Rahulm5000 / June 17, 2008 3:41 AM PDT
In reply to: A component switchbox?

i just have a coax cable coming out of the wall

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What happen to the old tv...die and went to tv heaven?
by ahtoi / June 17, 2008 2:52 PM PDT
In reply to: No cable box

If the old tv still work, then use it. Don't make thing more complicated.

By the way, what other input connection does the monitor have...beside the vga and component connections?

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yea it did
by Rahulm5000 / June 17, 2008 9:32 PM PDT

i was using a 15 year old sharp that was good, but since it died, i wanted to play my xbox in HD.
and i figured im moving into a dorm in a couple months so might as well save some space( UMD dorms suck)

other connections i have on my monitor besides vga, and ypbpr(component), are hdmi, s-video, and composite(red, yellow, and white)

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How you going to...
by gretzkyv99 / June 18, 2008 1:27 AM PDT
In reply to: yea it did

watch tv with no box or way to hook up Coax.
Monitors=O Tuners
You need something with a Analog/Digital tuner.

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A vcr should do it, but...
by ahtoi / June 18, 2008 2:29 AM PDT
In reply to: yea it did

that's also hard to come by now-a-day. Of coarse there are other tv tuner available; you might do a little research in that direction. I'll post back if I see one that fits the bill.

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