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Can I use a DVI-D, VGA monitor as a tv?

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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
Just ordered the cracking Fujitsu Siemens SCALEOVIEW D22W-1 - Flat panel display - TFT - 22" - widescreen - 1680 x 1050 - 300 cd/m2 - 1000:1 - 2000:1 (dynamic) - 5 ms - 0.282 mm - DVI-D, VGA - speakers - black, piano black posted on here for £111. Can I use it as a tv ie does anyone know what ill need to connect it to my viginmedia box? Or should I get a freeview card for my pc?
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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Is it the V Box+?
http://mos.futurenet.com/classifications/home-entertainment/video/digital-tv-receivers/images/virginmediavplus-289-75.jpg - ?

If it is, get a DVi-Component adapter and a component lead (if the V Box outputs progressive scan).

If it doesn't output progressive scan, or you haven't got component connections, you'll need a VGA Box.
#2
I can't answer the first part, but I imagine it will not be worth the bother if you can hook it up. I have a similar monitor in the bedroom and I run a simple USB Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T Digital freeview TV tuner. It works great and even allows me to record TV to the HDD. It cost about £30 last year; sure they must be sub £20 these days.
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Akai XIII
Is it the V Box+?
http://mos.futurenet.com/classifications/home-entertainment/video/digital-tv-receivers/images/virginmediavplus-289-75.jpg - ?

If it is, get a DVi-Component adapter and a component lead (if the V Box outputs progressive scan).

If it doesn't output progressive scan, or you haven't got component connections, you'll need a VGA Box.


Doesent seem to have any outputs except scart but it does have a usb:thinking:
#4
I missed the second question - Yes, you're better off getting a freeview card for your PC (if you haven't got component connections/progressive scan). It'll look blurry and muddy through a VGA box, going through a freeview card it'll be upscaled and look better.
#5
IMO you should get an internal freeview card and a USB freeview tuner and software that can handle them both like DVBviewer. Then you can watch a channel and record another channel at the same time and even use timeshift if you want to miss the adverts.
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dp1503
IMO you should get an internal freeview card and a USB freeview tuner and software that can handle them both like DVBviewer. Then you can watch a channel and record another channel at the same time and even use timeshift if you want to miss the adverts.


Or get the Hauppage dual tuner card?

If you want to have a pc connected to it then get a freeview tuner card, the dual tuner is great.

If you don't want a pc on it then get a vga convertor off ebay for about £30, I've got one in the kitchen and it's great. You'll need a freeview box or something similar unless you just want the analog channels.

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