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Old May 13, 2012, 03:57 AM
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Default HDTV as a monitor and PC combo... How to set them up?

Read in an article that an HDTV unit could also double up as a PC monitor
The case i read mentioned that it could be done through a HMDI cable from the HDMI from the HDMI port of the graphics card to the HDMI output on the HDTV.

I do have a 32 inch HDTV Panasonic GAOO of the CRT Box variety.
Should this one not have an HDMI port is there any way to tweak it to use it as a PC monitor?

I'd appreciate knowledgeable contributions.

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Old May 13, 2012, 06:24 AM
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1080p Converter Scaler Adapter (hdmi/dvi to rca/s-video)

but tv needs input of rca or s-video for converter to work

mind you tv spec"s are sub par the screen text will be grainey and sound will be stereo only
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Old May 13, 2012, 06:43 AM
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1080p Converter Scaler Adapter (hdmi/dvi to rca/s-video)

but tv needs input of rca or s-video for converter to work

mind you tv spec"s are sub par the screen text will be grainey and sound will be stereo only
What he said but if you want to pursue this ...
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Old May 13, 2012, 09:19 AM
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It's going to look like shit, put the money towards a new display.

Coincidentally, back around 2000 I had a 36" Proscan CRT display that had a VGA input. It was basically a huge 800*600 computer monitor with a TV tuner built in- good times! I used to enjoy watching peoples jaws drop when I fired up Diablo 2, remember this is when the only quality semi hidef displays were 3 tube front CRT projectors.

I think it's still in use, bequeathed it to a former g/f in 06.
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Double post.
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Old May 13, 2012, 09:23 AM
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... bequeathed it to a former g/f in 06.
whateve.... she kept it along with your sweaters, the CD collection and the Cat.
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I use 2 TVs as displays, one through a DVI to HDMI cable (GTX460), the other on a pure HDMI cable, form a core i5 Ivy Bridge. No issues.
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