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Old 07-30-2011, 07:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have two 2333T 23" Widescreen LCD Samsung Monitors that have a VGA and a DVI port on both of them. I want to make it so that I can watch TV or hook it up to a standard DVD player via RCA connection (like use the yellow, red, white cable). I looked online and saw some simple VGA to RCA cables (it had the yellow RCA cable and a VGA on the ends). This cost about $10.

Basically, can I use a simple cord to make my monitor into a TV?

I know that I can do this if I buy a fancy TV tuner box, but I think I can do it this way. If it comes down to it, I can use my computer and graphics card. I have a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 that has 2 DVI ports. (But I would like to avoid that if possible...)

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What outputs does your TV tuner have (whether it's a separate box or one in your PC, or do you use the one built into your TV)?

As long as you can use that output and can find a converter for that output to your monitor's input, it will work fine.
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I dont actually have a TV tuner. I was hoping that I could hook a cable (like the one in the link below) to hook up the monitor directly to the dvd player.

http://networkcable-tester.com/wp-co...rca-cable2.jpg
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Yes, that should work fine (assuming the RCA end is meant to be input and the VGA end is meant to output).
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Yes, that is my intended purpose. It seems so simple yet I cant find anywhere online to confirm it. I will give it a shot now. Thanks!!!
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