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Hey just figured id shoot out a question... Does anyone know of a way to hook up a flat screen tv up to a normal computer. I need to get a new monitor cuz mine is crapping out so i was wondring if there were a way to hook it up to my tv.
Anyone know a way?
The quality will definitely be shitty. TVs have much larger pixels than computers, everything will look stretched and washed out. The resolution will be way off, text will be unreadable, and colors will look pale and shitty.
It's cool to do for a little while, to play a game or something, but you're not going to be able to use it as a permanent monitor.
You might want to check your video card though, some have S-video or RCA out.
Samsung Syncmaster 930mp. It has built in TV and FM radio tuners and can be connected thru DVI. Of course it's about $700. Sony MFM-HT75W can also be used as a hybrid TV/Monitor. It's about $600. So, yeah an ATI all-in wonder would be way cheaper.
Im using a Samsung SyncMaster 997DF through DVI and my video card (NVidia 6800 Ultra) has S-Video out which runs to my TV. Im using them like dual monitors, but I only play my movies/tv shows through the TV, because, as it has already been stated, looks pretty bad.