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    help pls ... want to watch tv on a monitor without the pc on

    I have a Dell 19" TFT Monitor which has vga / dvi connectors and I wanted to know if it was possible to connect my cable box to it. The cable box has SCART and s-video outputs.

    Also is it possible to setup a system whereby the cable box is in the living room and monitor is in my room and to control the channels from my room on the tft monitor?


    I appreciate any help on this

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    just buy a 19" tv they're cheap enough. ppffft!

    Original Poster

    lol i would but i wanted to make use of the monitor which is spare ... someone told me i could connect a box of some sort to get it working

    You get products called video senders which basically allows you to watch your cable/sky whatever if the box is in one room and the monitor/tv is in the other.

    Original Poster

    cheers steven that would sort out the viewing of the box ...do you know what i need to connect to get the picture on the monitor

    rmehta169;3373344

    cheers steven that would sort out the viewing of the box ...do you know … cheers steven that would sort out the viewing of the box ...do you know what i need to connect to get the picture on the monitor



    Yes, what you need is a wing and prayer..lol :w00t:

    You'll be needing a converter cable like this one on fleabay...it wont let me put the link so go to fleabay and search for Scart to VGA and you'll see the cables.

    A SCART to Component (RGB) adapter and then a component to VGA converter (or more expensive upscaler if you want it to look better) would work provided your Cable box can provide component through SCART.

    A specialised forum like [url]www.avforums.com[/url] is the best place to ask if you want to know the best way to do it though.

    EDIT: If you're going to buy from ebay then be certain what you're getting is what you need as you tend to get all sorts of stuff like cables with two different connectors that don't do the required signal conversion (and are cheaper as a result).

    Original Poster

    guys thanks for all your help
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