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How to use my rear projection HDTV as monitor


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   RentBaxley

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Posted January 15 2006 - 10:32 AM

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 of 8 OFFLINE   JohnMurphy

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Posted January 15 2006 - 11:29 AM

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.Posted Image Murph

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   RentBaxley

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Posted January 16 2006 - 12:06 AM

Thanks for the input.

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

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   JohnMurphy

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Posted January 16 2006 - 12:21 AM

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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Posted January 16 2006 - 02:02 AM

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

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   RentBaxley

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Posted January 16 2006 - 02:09 AM

Nope, no VGA input.

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Posted January 16 2006 - 02:16 AM

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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Posted January 16 2006 - 07:35 AM

if you get it to work, be mindful that rear projection tvs can get screen burn in.