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LCDTV as Monitor?


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#1 HangmanK7

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:59 AM

I'm interested in ditching cable and turning my tv into a computer monitor. I've looked into google tv and apple tv, but I don't think they are capable of doing all I want to achieve.

There are 3 things I want out of this 'computer-tv':
1. Web browsing.
2. Watching streams, i.e. sports, youtube, etc.
3. Ability to play video files. I download a lot of movies.

I'm just hoping to get a little more information, as I'm not sure what my options or best alternatives are. Any helpful info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks you.

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#2 Okharon

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:00 PM

Did you still want free to air TV?

Buying an LCD TV and using it as a monitor is a perfectly viable option, I have the same thing set up at home. I use the LCD monitor for gaming, and the TV for watching TV etc.

This way I still get the best of both worlds

Cheers

#3 killerx525

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:25 AM

First we would need to know what output connections you have on your computer and the connections for the TV itself.

Edited by killerx525, 15 November 2011 - 12:25 AM.

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