LCD Computer Monitor to Watch TV

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  1. Omard.

    Omard. Stunt Coordinator

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    Can I use an LCD computer monitor to watch tv. I want to use it stand alone with no computer hooked up. If yes what will I need to accomplish this.
     
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    You need an NTSC to VGA converter. Many de-interlacers and video processors perform this function.

    Some I am familiar with include:

    Instant TV by Aims Lab -- Discontinued but may be found on eBay for about USD $60. Has TV tuner.

    Any of the DVDO iScan models, together with a VCR for a tuner Priced from about $200. for an older model on eBay which will blow away the Instant TV, to a deluxe model for about USD 1000.

    A Lumagen Vision, cost $1000. scales the video to the pixel dimensions of the LCD monitor probably better than the monitor itself taking in the output from the above models. Needs a VCR for a TV tuner.

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     
  3. Omard.

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    Thanks for the info and the link.
     

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