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What do I need to have to be able to connect and watch cable tv on my computer monitor?
10-15-2012, 01:05 PM
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What do I need to have to be able to connect and watch cable tv on my computer monitor?
Because I'm really trying to avoid buying a new tv, I'm looking for a way to run cable to a computer monitor. Is there some kind of box I can get and connect to work in place of the tv tuner? Unfortunately, I haven't had much success in finding a lot of information on this, so any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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10-15-2012, 01:14 PM
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You need , or probably should get a cable box.
If you have a monitor with HDMI, you can just plug that into an HD cable box. You will need some amplified speakers or sound system you can connect to the cable box.

You might be able to get a TV VGA box. It is a box which you can connect to the VGA on your monitor, and has A/V in, and maybe am analog or analog/digital tuner, and a loop through for your computer VGA and audio. You use your computer speakers.
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10-15-2012, 01:14 PM
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You could get a new graphics card that has a built it tuner/digital tuner if you don't mind having your computer on to watch TV. This will also allow you to use your computer as DVR with the necessary software.

You can also get a USB TV tuner but unless you have a descent/fast computer, it might not work

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