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Old 12-21-2010, 07:15 PM   #1
 
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Default Turning PC screen into HD tv?

I've got a 23 inch screen lying around and I thought about turning it into a HD TV instead of letting it gather dust, any recommendations on some external TV tuners which would be up to the task?
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:09 PM   #2
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Don't forget, the screen itself has to be capable of showing HD picture (720p, 1080i, and 1080p).
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I would go for something like this: Amazon.com: ATI TV Wonder HD 650 Combo USB - ATSC HDTV / QAM receiver / analog TV / radio tuner / video input adapter - Hi-Speed USB - NTSC: Electronics

I cant paste the actual URL, but you should be able to find it easily enough. If you have a HDTV it allows you to watch, pause and record it. Which is awesome for those moments where you just need to be away from the TV for some situation.
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I don't know if it's actually worth all the hassle which goes with turning it into a tv and more often than not ending up with sub par quality when flat screens are as cheap as they are.
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Yup it's a HD screen jvc, I wouldn't have wanted to turn it into a HD Tv otherwise, as for why do it? I have the screen, I have some time, why not? In a worst case scenario I could resell everything and be out about 20-30 bucks.
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Try on Ebay you can find cheap converters shipped from china!
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I have some time, why not? In a worst case scenario I could resell everything and be out about 20-30 bucks.
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