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How to hack LCD Computer monitor into an OTA-TV receiver and Accept RCA Composite signals? Answered

Hi!We have computer monitors at home which don't have uses anymore,

Is there a way where I can turn those into an LCD tv like just a normal antenna and it will display OTA free tv signals?

Or how can I turn it into a portable LCD Television where it can accept and display composite signals from my iphone 4 using my AV Composite cable (yellow RCA jack)?

What extra things should I buy to convert them into more usable TV?

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mpilchfamily

Best Answer 4 years ago

Assuming the monitor as VGA inputs you need something like this.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/111346586125?lpid=82

If not the converter boxes for HDMI and DVI will run you $100 or more. You will find connectors and cables that look to dirrectly convert but those are made for your video card. You need a full converter box to convert the input signal to DVI or HDMI the monitor needs.

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Toyanstermpilchfamily

Answer 4 years ago

Thanks for the answer, I have another one,

I have an apple 30 pin to composite cable and an RCA(yellow) to vga cable that you mentioned above, and what you said is true, I thought It would work but it didnt

But I found this app called USB Disk Pro

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/usb-disk-pro-the-file-manager/id412588865?mt=8

http://usb-disk-pro-1h2y.appsios.net/

It says that it can video TV/VGA out, does that mean if I download it it can send VGA signal instead of a composite through the cables so that it will display on the Monitor?

will it work?

I will do this

Iphone + Composite cable + RCA(Yellow) to VGA + monitor

If I download the app can I choose for it to video out VGA signal? so that it will work without buying apple's expensive VGA cable and instead just use my already bought cables?

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mpilchfamilyToyanster

Answer 4 years ago

There are iPhone to VGA cables.

The app doesn't do anything to enhance of change the ability of the iPhone to output video. That is a product of the built in hardware. If the hardware isn't there no bit of software can change that.

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Toyanstermpilchfamily

Answer 4 years ago

I see, thanks a lot for answering my question. I did try to download the app from the appstore yesterday but I just gave up since the signal coming from the ipod was still analog. Thanks!