View Full Version : Turn Dell 2005FPW LCD into TV?
04-14-2005, 09:06 AM
Hi, I recently bought a dell 2005fpw on sale for about $400 and it just struck me that it might be possible to turn this thing into a standalone TV.
Is there a box on the market or something you could put together on the cheap to do this? I'm curious to know the possibilities, if any.
04-14-2005, 09:08 AM
I believe the 2005 has composite connection, so I think you can take the connection from your cable box directly into the monitor.
I haven't tried it with mine, but I am playing xbox and ps2 games on it.
04-14-2005, 09:15 AM
That's right, it does have s-video and composite inputs per the specs. So do you know what the difference between an LCD-TV and TV is (apart from the presence of panel speakers)?
04-14-2005, 10:12 AM
LCD TV usually comes with lower resolution than regular LCD. The LCD TV also has TV tuner built-in so you could connect via coaxial. If you have a receiver (cable/satellite), you could just connect using composite or S-Video.
04-14-2005, 11:23 AM
thanks for the info bachviet. To expand on this, if i currently use a splitter to get the cable signal into another room (i.e. no close access to a receiver and hence as i ssee it, need to connect via the coax), i'll have to get some kind of tv tuner correct? is there some ingenious inexpensive way to get around it; if not, is there anything retail that can be purchased?
04-14-2005, 12:05 PM
a VCR can be used as a tv tuner.
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