Using a TV as a PC monitor...

  Notaclueaboutit 20:18 02 Jan 2004

I was wondering if I could get away with using a TV as a monitor, I've been looking at prices and it seems to me that you can get an extra 3-5" in screen size for the same price. My main (only) use for my PC is as a jukebox & DVD player so I don't need a really high screen quality for games and stuff. I think I could get a graphics card with S-video out and use that but I'm not sure, can anyone help? Thanks.

  wee eddie 20:29 02 Jan 2004

I think that a 21 inch TV has a dot pitch of something like 725 x 480

  goonerbill 22:00 02 Jan 2004

yes you can use a tv as a monitor. good points are that games are great on a 28in widescreen and dvd's are ok. bad points are everything else you want to do.

text is extremely hard to read, they only run at 50 htz unless you get one of the new 100htz tv's and many other things.

  Pesala 23:17 02 Jan 2004
  DAG88 00:39 03 Jan 2004

you would probably need a monitor to configure your graphics card to use the TV output

  Peanut001 22:42 04 Jan 2004

dont need monitor to configure to use a tv, will auto detect, i use a tv and it works at post.
Works well but i using a great tv, 100hz and text easily read at 800x600 from 10ft+ away.
Trouble is its a £1300 tv and its new so no getting it second hand.

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