Connecting a Freeview STB to a LCD via D-Sub

  siliconbits 11:11 29 Oct 2005

Has anyone ever tried to do it without soldering any bits and pieces and without purchasing any additional card? Ideas welcomed - including converters and cables.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:18 29 Oct 2005

Pinout at click here if you want to make up a cable.

or buy one from click here

  David4637 14:20 29 Oct 2005

Sounds an interesting thing to try. What do you need to do to the laptop to view Freeview TV Channels. Thanks David

  David4637 14:31 29 Oct 2005

If you make your own cable which pin out config should you use on the link you gave?
Thanks David

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:41 29 Oct 2005

You cannot connect into a laptop via the VGA port
This port allows a laptop to connect to an external monitor.

I assume siliconbits is trying to connect a Freeview box to an LCD monitor which is feasible.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:44 29 Oct 2005

To view freeview on a laptop you need an exteral digitl tuner click here and a good aerial.

  David4637 15:23 29 Oct 2005

Thanks I assumed that siliconbits had found a way to view Freeview TV on his laptop. Thanks for reading between his lines. David

  Newuser604 16:30 22 Jan 2006

On 29 Oct 2005, FruitBat wrote that it was possible to connect a Freeview box to an LCD monitor.
I would dearly like to know how this is achieved as it would solve a current problem

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