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TV + Computer = disaster?

I just realised that I am looking to get a 27" computer and a 32" TV. Is there a sensible way to combine both? Has anyone tried to use a HD TV monitor as a computer screen or a 27" iMac as a TV? Isn't there a way we can not buy two screens? Please, hivemind, let me know the practical issues that are worth considering. Thanks
posted by london302 on Oct 28, 2013 - 13 answers

What kind of computer or tv monitor is this?

I need to rephotograph some stuff off a computer monitor and I love the texture of the screens in this clip from Moneyball, especially in the extreme close ups and player head shots. The visible honeycomb of pixels is what I'm interested in. I've shot stuff off a Cinema Display (no visible pixels really) and broadcast monitor (visible but rectangular) before and it doesn't look like this. Any idea what kind of monitor or LCD looks like this?
posted by nathancaswell on Jan 24, 2013 - 10 answers

Tell me everything there is to know about TV tuner cards.

What channels can I get from a tuner card in NYC using just the antenna? No cable hookup or FIOS or any of that fancy sh*t. I plug the card into the computer, I put the antenna in the window, I activate the relevant programs, and . . . . ? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Sep 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Laptop seeks TV for LTR

Recommendations please for using a big screen LCD TV (40+"?) as a computer display. "Don't" is fine as a response but please justify. Cost is a significant issue; we can spend up to or little over $700. [more inside]
posted by anadem on Nov 25, 2011 - 10 answers

Connect Computer to TV?

How do I connect my Dell Inspiron 6000 computer to my Toshiba Cinema Series HD - Model 51HX84 TV to play movies that I have on my computer?
posted by Minos888 on Feb 7, 2011 - 4 answers

How to connect a computer and TV wirelessly?

So I got a fancy new TV for Christmas, thing is, I'm completely TV illiterate. How do I connect my computer to the TV wirelessly? [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Dec 28, 2010 - 19 answers

Television set alternatives

What options do I have that allow me to watch cable and dvds without a television set? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Aug 23, 2010 - 9 answers

42" TV as monitor: good idea?

I'm considering buying a 42" television to use as a computer monitor. I'm not sure whether I'd (a) put it across the room from me, (b) put it directly in front of my face, or (c) be better advised to give it a pass. Your advice? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Aug 20, 2010 - 25 answers

Let's make a portable play station for a baby.

1x 1 year old daughter, 1x Sony Vaio and 1x IT Team that will do whatever I ask them to (nicely). How can I turn my old Vaio into a mini entertainment and gaming system for my little fairy? [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Jul 6, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me build my perfect home media machine.

Help me build my perfect home media machine. It must play blu-ray discs, browse the web, and stream HD video from internet sources. I have no interest in video games, and little interest in cable TV. Is this something I can buy? If this is something I must build myself, what kind of computing muscle will I need? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on May 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Connecting MacBook Pro To A Television

What Cable Do I Need To Buy To Connect My MacBookPro To This TV. [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon on Mar 23, 2010 - 8 answers

LCD Monitor Starring as TV

I want to use a LCD monitor as a TV. What do I need to do to make this dream come true? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jan 21, 2010 - 15 answers

More technology plz!

How can I help my parents hook up their computer to their TV? [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Dec 21, 2009 - 14 answers

Select a TV for our conference room

Help me select a TV (to be used as a computer monitor) for our conference room. We've got a small conference room at the office. I'm considering buying a used LCD (or plasma?) TV to use as a computer monitor for meetings. I need a little guidance in choosing the right specs. [more inside]
posted by namith on Sep 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Foreign TV channels via computer?

Is there a way to watch foreign television stations on your computer or via High Definition antenna? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Oct 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Cheap computer to run Spore?

What's the cheapest reliable computer I can buy that will play Spore? Challenge: I want to use my 32" HDTV (with VGA) as a monitor. [more inside]
posted by raygan on Sep 16, 2008 - 22 answers

Video From an Old Computer to a T.V.

How do I go about channeling video from a computer with just a VGA output to a T.V. that only takes component and composite inputs? [more inside]
posted by mahoganyslide on Sep 9, 2008 - 4 answers

How to use a 32" CRT as a computer monitor?

I want to be able to use my 32" television as a secondary computer monitor for games/movies. There are many tutorials for doing this on the internet but I'm having a heck of a time actually getting this to work. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy Zaga on Aug 10, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I hook up a homebrew HTPC to an analog TV?

How do I hook up a homebrew HTPC to an analog TV? [more inside]
posted by Ponsonby Britt on Apr 25, 2008 - 6 answers

What's the best way to connect a computer to a tv for video playback, gaming and general usage from a sofa...

What's the best way to connect a computer to a tv for video playback, gaming and general usage from a sofa... [more inside]
posted by tomw on Feb 9, 2008 - 4 answers

TV Tuner Cards Are Mindboggling

So, my TV just died and I'm wondering whether a TV-tuner card in the PC isn't the way to go to replace it... [more inside]
posted by Rallon on Oct 31, 2007 - 9 answers

plasma as secondary pc monitor

Is there a relatively affordable way to connect my computer to both a monitor and plasma screen, having the ability to switch between the two seemlessly? [more inside]
posted by nyu2 on Sep 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Using my TV as a monitor

Can I use my TV as a monitor for my laptop while doing other work on the laptop? [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Jun 16, 2007 - 5 answers

UK DIY IPTV PDQ?

How can my parents get English TV in Italy? [more inside]
posted by Nice Guy Mike on Jun 4, 2007 - 10 answers

Is closed circuit HDTV a possibility?

Is closed circuit HDTV a possibility? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Mar 12, 2007 - 7 answers

I want to watch videos that are shared on my home network on my TV

I want to watch videos that are shared on my home network on my TV [more inside]
posted by disaster77 on Feb 28, 2007 - 19 answers

How to connect PC sound card to an LCD TV?

I have a Gateway desktop with a standard sound card in it. The video is connected to a Vizio 42" LCD TV via VGA cable. We would like to connect the sound to the TV as well. There is no PC Audio input on the TV...just red and white RCA jacks. I looked for an adapter cable or sound card that had RCA jacks out, but got confused really quickly. All help is appreciated!
posted by titans13 on Feb 7, 2007 - 3 answers

Recommendations for a TV Tuner Capture Card

I am looking to buy a tv tuner capture card for my pc. I have a kind of old 1.8ghz P4 with 512mb of ram. [more inside]
posted by antisocialiting on Nov 26, 2006 - 7 answers

TV as Monitor?

How do I use my TV as a monitor? [more inside]
posted by chitlin on Oct 7, 2006 - 7 answers

Which tuner card for digital TV?

Which standard to get when purchasing a digital TV tuner card? [more inside]
posted by kc0dxh on Mar 8, 2006 - 10 answers

What application do you use to record TV on your PC?

What application do you use to record TV on your pc? (More Inside) [more inside]
posted by sebas on Jul 12, 2004 - 12 answers

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