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Watching TV on an LCD monitor

by Dijitle / January 30, 2009 2:41 AM PST

Hi, I recently purchased a dell s2409w 24 inch 1080p HD monitor. it's wonderful, i play my ps3 games and movies and even use it as a 2nd monitor on my mac. it's got HDMI, DVI-D and VGA inputs. Anyway, my question is, Will the VGA input accept a signal from a composite source with an adapter cable such as this one:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4116659&CatId=467

I called dell's customer service and the representative from Bombay said that it would work, but i'd like to ask you guys if anyone has tried it. The idea is, i have an old VCR and i want to hook up my cable tv into that and use the composite output to that adapater and watch tv. i'll get the sound through my z-5500 system and i don't really care about the low picture quality, i just want to know if it can be done or do i need a specific tuner box with vga out.

thanks for all the help in advance!

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This cable was design for vga(computer) to tv.
by ahtoi / January 31, 2009 2:17 AM PST
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doesn't work
by Dijitle / January 31, 2009 6:35 AM PST

yeah, that cable i tried doesn't work. i think the monitor only accepts component, or the cable itself might not allow the signal to go the opposite way. ohh well, the store has a good return policy. thanks for the tip, i'll consider that converter.

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