Dell Widescreen Monitor

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  1. Steve F M

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    Anyone know if you can take a 20 in Dell Widescreen Monitor and hook it up to a Hi-Def Cable box via DVI. I'm wondering if I could use this instead of spending the extra money for a LCD TV. I'm worried about the audio hookup to this with the cable box also. Not sure how I would do this.

    Anyway to make this work work?

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    The 20" monitor is a LCD TV. It has all of the inputs of a TV and a computer monitor. So, you should be able to do that with no problem.
     
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    No I'm looking to buy the 20FP2005 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor. Its not an LCD TV. It does have DVI inputs and was wondering if I could hook up my Comcast HDTV Box to this. I'm hearing different things on if this is possible or not. I would have to run my audio via a receiver which is no big deal but will the video work?

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    The video will NOT work if the cable box only outputs to a DVI with HDCP. The monitor doesn't have that (unfortunately). The manual for the cable box should say whether it expects a HDCP-compliant display or not.

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  5. Steve F M

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    Thanks. Thats what I thought but I was hearing different stories on this matter.
     

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