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

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



Best Answer 8 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.

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


Single video/s video output to VGA:

Composite video to VGA:

normal HDMI to VGA:

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


Composite to DVI or VGA:

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