ViewSonic VX2835WM monitor question - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-06-2009, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
NickFas's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 273
Default ViewSonic VX2835WM monitor question - ViewSonic VX2835WM 28" Piano Black 3ms(GTG) Widescreen FULL HD 1080p HDMI LCD Monitor 500 cd/m2 800:1 Built in Stereo Speakers - LCD Monitors

According to the website, there is a line-in jack. Is this a jack that I can hook up a surround sound stereo system to? I'm sort of confused on the difference between line-in and line-out. I am under the impression that one is for hooking up an amplifier and speakers while the other is used for connecting an audio device (iPod) to play through the monitor's speakers.

Either way, can this monitor be hooked up to a surround sound system (using the red/white audio ports or the green line-in jack) that would be compatible with my Xbox 360? I tend to use this thing as a TV/theater rather than a computer monitor.


Proud owner of the only hampster powered rig on these boards.
NickFas is offline  
Old 01-07-2009, 04:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
stalin90's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,371
Default Re: ViewSonic VX2835WM monitor question

line in is where u connect you monitor to you pc to get sound from you pc to the monitor speakers(green)
line out is for if u wanted to hook some headphones in instead of using the speakers(pink)
the audio RCA inputs are if u wanted to hook a dvd or xbox to your monitor for the sound to play out of the monitor speakers(2 sets of red and white)
the component is for hooking up a hd source, like a xbox 360, or blueray player(green, blue, red connectors)
the composite video input is for non hd sorces, like a dvd player or xbox or regular tv(yellow)
the HDMI is for hooking up hd video and audio, like blueray...(skinny thing... its labeled)
vga/D-sub is for hooking up your computer to your monitor(its blue)
svidoe... nothing uses svideo anymore dont worry about it.

so technically u can hook up a amplify and speakers to this monitor through the headphone jack(which would be re tarded) but other then that it has no other forms of audio out.
you could use this as a theater thing or w/e but its really not going to do it that well. plus it has a very ****** contrast ratio. why not just get a tv...

- INTEL Q6700 @ 3.2 - ASUS P5Q Pro - EVGA 9800GTX - 4GB Patriot Viper @ 1066 -
stalin90 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ViewSonic 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor ZeeLex New Systems | Building and Buying 6 04-02-2007 05:49 PM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.