[mythtv-users] Mechanical cable splitter
jaw1959 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 18:19:05 UTC 2007
All that said, I'm not sure how beneficial it would be to use a monitor as a
TV. I'm not quite ready to buy an HDTV set, so I've only been paying very
casual attention to standards and prices. My impression is that computer
monitors of a given size are about as expensive as HDTVs of the same size. I
have no idea if there'd be any benefit in terms of the connector types or
video card support.
Certainly, it would make less sense to buy a new computer monitor if the
goal is to make an HDTV, but spending $0 to use an existing monitor as an
HDTV may appeal to some. A 21" CRT monitor would make an excellent monitor
for a video game console system in a small room. Those looking at buying a
PS3 or an xbox360 (or to a lesser extent, a Nintendo Wii) may be interested
in spending $100 on an HDTV frame grabber with component inputs and
connecting it to an old monitor rather than spending $1000 on a new TV.
Every CRT monitor I've ever owned would have little trouble hitting HDTV
On Nov 16, 2007 1:04 PM, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
> On Nov 16, 2007, at 9:57 AM, Rod Smith wrote:
> > In principle, you could exit from
> > MythTV and use tvtime or some such to do the job, but that's a bit
> > of a
> > nuisance. (Or could the MythTV menus be customized to launch such a
> > program
> > from a menu item?)
> There's a way to customize the LiveTV option to launch something like
> tvtime instead. I can't remember how to do it, though; I've never
> been that interested, since it would mean losing the ability to pause
> live TV.
> > All that said, I'm not sure how beneficial it would be to use a
> > monitor as a
> > TV. I'm not quite ready to buy an HDTV set, so I've only been
> > paying very
> > casual attention to standards and prices. My impression is that
> > computer
> > monitors of a given size are about as expensive as HDTVs of the
> > same size.
> Also, larger wide-screen computer monitors often include composite
> and SVIDEO inputs. I have a Dell LCD monitor sitting on my desk that
> has DVI, VGA, composite, and SVIDEO built in.
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