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    Turning a Computer Monitor into a TV!!!

    I know its possible, I just don't know what I need to buy to make it happen

    I have a 22in Samsung SyncMaster 226bw and I want to plug my VHS, DVD, wii etc into it. I'd rather not use a tv card (my computer is fat).

    Can anyone help?

    Edit: It has DVI and VGA in. I preferably need composite in (the HD version for the 360 )
    With love and many thanks,

    Melons

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    Re: Turning a Computer Monitor into a TV!!!

    Nobody knows (or cares )
    With love and many thanks,

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    Re: Turning a Computer Monitor into a TV!!!

    Ummm, digibox with hdmi out and scarts in the back? Might work through the DVI...

    I just use the VIVO on my X1950XT for the Wii, looks fine from composite when you're far enough away...

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    Re: Turning a Computer Monitor into a TV!!!

    so you dont actually want to watch tv on it? lol

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    Re: Turning a Computer Monitor into a TV!!!

    Without a PC maybe an upscaler, wont look to great at anything but the native res.
    Maplin > Video But it will take a lower res from scart/composite and change it into something the monitor can display via VGA.

    With the 720p component output from the 360 for HD, maybe an YPbPr to RGBHV converter like this XCM 1080P Component VGA Box -
    Last edited by Fornowagain; 23-04-2008 at 02:27 AM.

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    Re: Turning a Computer Monitor into a TV!!!

    I never even bothered finding out what vivo does. What software do you need to view it?
    With love and many thanks,

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    Re: Turning a Computer Monitor into a TV!!!

    The XCM thing looks perfect!!! I'll order one now! I'd still quite like to get the VIVO thing working, its intriguing . I've downloaded the WDM drivers but it isn't reconised
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    Re: Turning a Computer Monitor into a TV!!!

    This ought to do it.

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    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

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    Re: Turning a Computer Monitor into a TV!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    This ought to do it.


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    Re: Turning a Computer Monitor into a TV!!!

    I have my Dell Ultrasharp 20" Widescreen connected to my freeview box through an S-Video cable, they only cost around £1.

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    Re: Turning a Computer Monitor into a TV!!!

    I'm using the s-video cable to connect my vhs to my card. I just cant find any software to view it with (i downloaded AMcap but it says "no video device found )

    (well done clunk )
    With love and many thanks,

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    Re: Turning a Computer Monitor into a TV!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BlindMelon7 View Post
    I never even bothered finding out what vivo does. What software do you need to view it?
    Media player classic, just open a device and point to ATI s-video. It needs changing from NTSC to PAL every time but once that's done it works fine.

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    Re: Turning a Computer Monitor into a TV!!!

    There are no video devices listed Do I have to have something plugged in to see if it works?
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    Re: Turning a Computer Monitor into a TV!!!

    Hmmm, it should just give you a fuzzy or black screen but still work with nothing pluged in.

    What card have you got? VIVO worked fine on my X1950XT with the WDM driver from ati.amd.com, but I had no luck ever with VIVO on my GF4 ti4200 (back in the day...). If it's VIVO which isn't as standard on the card then the manufacturer might have a more specific driver.

    Good luck, and if all else fails get a £5 TV/video capture card from ebay...

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    Re: Turning a Computer Monitor into a TV!!!

    Its an X1950 pro . I'll try downloading the newest drivers.
    With love and many thanks,

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    Re: Turning a Computer Monitor into a TV!!!

    Wait... do I have to have the "All-in-Wonder" card? It says my card has AVIVO but I don't know if thats the same thing.

    I installed the drivers and it still doesn't work.
    With love and many thanks,

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