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TV and computer

Discussion in 'Hardware, Software & Troubleshooting' started by Scatman Crothers, Jun 19, 2004.

  1. Scatman Crothers

    Scatman Crothers man about town

    Mar 25, 2004
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    is it possible to hook up a tv screen to my computer, instead of a computer monitor?

    If so:

    1) do i need a special video card (All-In-wonder)?
    2) Can i still watch TV?
    3) If I can, why do people still buy monitors?
  2. Clayeth

    Clayeth Classic

    Apr 10, 2000
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    Yes, any card in the last 5 years should have some sort of output for your TV... you'll need to be able to have the monitor to get stuff set up in the first place, but if you really wanted to disconnect it later I suppose you could.

    People still use monitors because they support multiple resolutions, a TV does not. You're stuck at an incredibly crappy resolution. The picture is also of much lower quality, unless you're getting a really nice TV, which is going to cost your a thousand or so dollars... not exactly competitive with a monitor that can match the quality.

    Assuming your TV or home theater has enough hookups, you can have tv (cable/satellite) and everything all hooked up at once.

    So, if you want a TV to match a nice computer monitor you can go buy a good HDTV quality one and spend an ass-load of money, but you're still converting the signal to the TVs format, so it's still losing quality, as I understand it.

    I'm not an expert on the details and numbers of it though, but you should have the basic idea at least.

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