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How to use my rear projection HDTV as monitor

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by RentBaxley, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. RentBaxley

    RentBaxley Active Member

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    I am in the market for a new PC with windows media center. I want to use it in my living room for all music/movies etc. I am goign to get one with dual tuners etc. Is there anything special i need to look for in order to use my Mitsubishi HDTV as the monitor? This TV is about 3 years old and does NOT have a DVI input.

    Any thoughts? I am also looking for suggestion on a PC. I would like to keep it around 1K. currently looking at a Dell.

    Thanks!
     
  2. JohnMurphy

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    Just make sure the video card has a video out then you can run a cable from the card to the back of the tv. I made the mistake thinking that my new media center had one because my old media center had one. I was wrong. Now I have to get a new video card to make it happen.[​IMG] Murph
     
  3. RentBaxley

    RentBaxley Active Member

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    Thanks for the input.

    Any suggestions on a computer manufacturer? At this point i am goign to go with the dell outlet.
     
  4. JohnMurphy

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    I bought an HP media center from Best Buy.
    I havent had and problems with it. I like to use their money for two years. Just my opinion. Murph
     
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    John S Well-Known Member

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    Does the Mits have VGA input? If so, that sure makes it simple.
     
  6. RentBaxley

    RentBaxley Active Member

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    Nope, no VGA input.
     
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    John S Well-Known Member

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    I'm not aware of the options available to you.

    I have never hooked up a display from an HTPC with a Component Video Connection. Others may have though.
    I'd say the display is not what I would consider a prime candidate for HTPC use, but it may be possible still, I just have not had to do it.
     
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    if you get it to work, be mindful that rear projection tvs can get screen burn in.
     

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