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Help w/ using Monitor as TV


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#1 saby0906

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:16 PM

First off I am not using a PC. Just the monitor. I'm just gonna dive right in here so bare with me. So i just bought an Asus vh238h monitor mainly to game on but I really want to be able to use it as tv in my room too. here are the ports it has http://www.gamersbudget.com/wp-content/gallery/vh238h/vh238h-ports.png
the cable box would only be one of those small digital adapters with only a coax cable in and out of it like this http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_nRdoPj_MWYw/S6Zryze6uJI/AAAAAAACNvE/zB04TKabT1A/s320/Comcast+Digital+Transport+Adapter+(DTA)+Rear+View+of+Connections.JPG. i had an idea but had no idea if it would work. i was thinking of using a coax cable splitter on the output one and then attaching this

http://www.9mart.com/products/BNC-to-RCA-RG59-Coaxial-Converter-Cable-16.5-Ft.html
to one end and inputting it into the spdif port and then this http://www.discountofficeitems.com/technology/networking-cables/cables-hubs-connectors-switches/connector-cables/startech-coax-hd15-rgbhv-monitor-cable/p151832.html?ref=pla&device=c&network=g&matchtype=&cid=ad-pla-non-brand+&gclid=CLO2jOOF-bgCFZFFMgodHU8AvA to the other open slot and into the vga input. my main question is would it work and what of those 5 coaxes would i plug it into from the splitter

 



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#2 smax013

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:44 PM

Nope, that will not work.

That cable box is outputting an actual TV tuner signal not just a "pure" video signal. Thus, you need to "input" that signal coming out of the cable box into a TV tuner. Since the monitor does not have a tuner, that particular cable box will not work with that monitor.

You need to get a different cable box that has a "pure" video output such as an HDMI output...or maybe just an RCA/composite or S-video output. If it has an HDMI output, then you can certain do an HDMI to DVI cable for video and maybe just an HDMI cable if that the left most port on the monitor picture is an HDMI port (I could not see the label because the stand was in the way...it might be an HDMI port or a DisplayPort port...I cannot tell from the picture). If it has RCA/composite or S-video output, then you can likely use a converter box to covert to either a VGA or DVI connection.

The other option is to use a computer with a tuner card that is then connected to the monitor.

Or your could get an monitor that also has a tuner such as this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001810

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 08:39 PM

Yes that is a hdmi port on the left but how do you know if a monitor is built with a TV tuner? The vh238h is HDCP compatible if that means anything other then just being able to play hd tv.



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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:09 PM

Yes that is a hdmi port on the left but how do you know if a monitor is built with a TV tuner? The vh238h is HDCP compatible if that means anything other then just being able to play hd tv.


Generally speaking (in the US...but maybe else where as well), if a monitor has a built-in TV tuner, then it will have a coaxial input for an antenna or cable line. These days, it will likely also have a remote control that will allow you to change changes, adjust volume, etc.

Of course, the best way is to find the monitor model number and look up the specifications to see if a TV tuner is included.

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 09:10 PM

alritey, thank you very much






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