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Topic # 7511 20-Apr-2006 11:54
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Is there any adapter or cable that will allow an s-video connection out of a av device to a vga plug of say a Computer monitor?

Looking at reaplacing a 14" TV with a computer monitor and a Hauppauge MediaMVP.  - Already have the MediaMVP doing it's thing and would rather not have to buy a TV capable LCD screen.





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  Reply # 33481 20-Apr-2006 12:01
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sounds like you need this... (Viewsonice N4 Video Processor) (Viewsonice site).




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  Reply # 33482 20-Apr-2006 12:16
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ouch!!  might as well pay the difference between an LCD monitor and LCD TV for that cost.

Pity.  Was hoping there would just be some sort of converter/cable





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  Reply # 33483 20-Apr-2006 12:29
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there used to be a few available in the past.

If you're looking at getting a new LCD monitor, bear in mind that many advertised LCD TV monitors have very low resolution, around 1024x768 etc.

The proper computer LCD monitor from 20"+ (or some 19" widescreen) are high resolution, which well suited for computer usage.

If you are looking at getting a monitor with S-video/RCA input as well as HD15 and DVI-D input, my recommendation is Dell's 21" widescreen. reasonably priced. (from NZ$749). The only short coming for using LCD monitor as TV is that, you can't remotely turn them off.




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  Reply # 33484 20-Apr-2006 13:12
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pity they (Dell) don't do the 15 or the 17 with the SVideo, that would have been perfect.  20" might be a bit big for the bedroom.

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  Reply # 33485 20-Apr-2006 13:16
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we have HP's 20" and it's not that big, (compare next to our 32" Philips LCD tv) in our bedroon/office/entertainment room. LOL

Anyhow, if you do use it as a replacement to your computer CRT. it's a decent size and not that "huge". soon you'll forget about the size and enjoy the high resolution desktop. and viewing A/V input will be great from a distant.

We would have chosen Dell's 20" over HP's 20" (same display panel but different packaging and lack of S-video and RCA) because we got HP's MCE pc, it packaged with the 20" display.




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  Reply # 33486 20-Apr-2006 13:23
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Yeah I'm also on the hunt for a replacement computer monitor later as well, and I use a Dell 19" at work and quite like the size of it.

Might have to look at that dell screen, also from Dick Smiths I can get an LCD tv about 17" for just under $500 at the moment.  I have another device hooked up to the computer which does the tunery bit (I run a GBPVR http://www.gbpvr.com system with a Hauppauge MediaMVP http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/products/data_mediamvp.html in the bedroom.  Uses the tuners from the main computer in the lounge.






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  Reply # 33487 20-Apr-2006 13:28
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hmm.. no offence, but 19" is tiny. but depends on what line of work you do. I am a web developer and i use photoshop and flash and NEED all the screen estate that i can grab.

My laptop has 1680x1050 but my work's PC (dual screen) is 19" and measely tiny 14" laptop screen. and they both are at 1280x1024 and 1024x768. I use the 19" as my main working space, and the laptop screen as my side view for outlook and additional info and location to put my toolbars (for photoshop) so i get maximum viewing estate for photoshop.

Once you gone high resolution, you won't go back. just as like broadband.


It certainly bring up my productivity as i can work a lot more and a lot faster with no limitation to the area i'm constrained to.



Now my 20" isn't big enough just by itself, nor is my laptop's widescreen, I'd be connecting them both together to get 2x 1680x1050! hahahahaha... *EVIL*




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  Reply # 33488 20-Apr-2006 13:38
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I can imagine, I get annoyed going home to a 17" CRT after using the 19" LCD at work.

I even thought of replacing the single 17 CRT with 2 x 17 LCD's - nice!!!






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  Reply # 33489 20-Apr-2006 13:42
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2x 17" use more power points, waste of deskspace... hmmm still lower resolution than one nice 20" Dell LCD (hhaha yes, it's a special brainwashing message)


you get the idea... i think it is well worth to move up to 20" LCD, you won't regret it. trust me. ;-) i've crossed the river.




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