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how can i use my CRT monitor as a tv screen please help???

i plan to move out into my shed soon and there is an old CRT monitor which im hoping i can use as a tv just need to know if it's possible

Re-design4 years ago
It's a project that is not worth it if you just need a tv but it would be a great learning experience if that's what you're after.

By itself a monitor is just the start of what's needed to build a tv.  There needs to be a tuner circuit and circuits to decode what the tuner exports.

Then you need a circuit to interface that signal horizontally and vertically.

You need a sound amp and speaker.

If you hook the monitor up to a pc you can get a card for less than $100 that will get you all you need to show tv on that monitor.

I'd go with that.

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You need a PC/TV converter box or cable and I have some links depending on the conversion you need.

Cables:

Single video/s video output to VGA:
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&biw=1280&bih=614&q=pc/tv+adapter+cable&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=6524232175309032057&sa=X&ei=WmKaTdTVG4m8sQPy6tn7Aw&ved=0CHkQ8wIwAA#ps-sellers

Composite video to VGA:
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&biw=1280&bih=614&q=pc/tv+adapter+cable&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=2620064277740057889&sa=X&ei=u2KaTcTzJojGsAPj3dyJBA&ved=0CIEBEPMCMAI#ps-sellers

normal HDMI to VGA:
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&biw=1280&bih=614&q=HDMI/vga+adapter+cable&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=9458832826542602804&sa=X&ei=8GKaTfKSMI_4swO3zeGaBA&ved=0CGkQ8wIwAA#ps-sellers

Mini HDMI to VGA: " " and http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&biw=1280&bih=614&q=mini+hdmi+to+hdmi+adapter&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=17318690844859463299&sa=X&ei=t2OaTZG9NIS6sQOjofiJBA&ved=0CH0Q8wIwAA#ps-sellers

Mini HDMI to DVI: adapter piece and http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&biw=1280&bih=614&q=hdmi+dvi+cable&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=7373285656722853363&sa=X&ei=7mOaTZDxCYyusAOv5KGMBA&ved=0CKsBEPMCMAk#ps-sellers

HDMI/DVI: " "

Composite to DVI or VGA:
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=S+video+to+dvi+cable&safe=active&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=4769500258224033615&sa=X&ei=K2uaTY3kLoHksQOu5uWSBA&ved=0CH0Q8wIwAA#ps-sellers

single video to dvi does not exist directly, but you might nee to use 2 converters for that.