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triflux

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Feb 22, 2002
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Hey guys, after that crappy ebay auction I got kind of low on cash. so instead of buying a new monitor I decided to by a TV tuner card that allows my tv to work as a monitor. Though I am sure quality will be lost.

I am also not sure if I can get this to work in nix though I have not really got into it. what do you think?

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Visidex

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Jan 20, 2002
I don't know how that'll work, most TVs have a resolution of 640x480 I do believe. 17" refurb monitors can be had for pretty cheap nowadays, I'd recommend so hardcore bargin hunting before you buy this.

And the link didn't show anything for me (Opera?)
 

David

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Feb 20, 2001
Still images can damage some TVs I think.
I would just go for a monitor. I'm sure TVs are limited at about 800x600. Even if the device supports a certain resolution, will the TV?
 

XWRed1

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Oct 31, 2001
Ok, this thing doesn't even look like a TV tuner. A TV tuner would be something that lets you watch TV on your PC. This thing looks like it'll put your VGA out to a TV. As such, it should be completely OS-agnostic. The good ones will let you to get most any res out to a TV, just the higher you go, the crappier it looks.
 

tyler

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Mar 18, 2002
Location
Iowa, USA
PenguinFreak said:
Still images can damage some TVs I think.
I would just go for a monitor. I'm sure TVs are limited at about 800x600. Even if the device supports a certain resolution, will the TV?

Actually, I think it's only hdTV's that can be damaged by still images. When we bought our 65" flat hdtv, the retailer told us that we shouldn't play video games or anything because still images can severely damage this type of TV.

Tyler