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#1 dumble

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 15:58

He,

I wanna use my pc screen as a TV and also keep it as a computer screen.

I have a pretty fancy pc-screen so I think its possible (there are still some connectivity ports left).
Its the:
Dell UltraSharp U2312HM 23-inch

CONNECTIVITY

1 Digital Visual Interface connectors (DVI-D) with HDCP
1 DisplayPort (DP)
1 Video Graphics Array (VGA)
1 USB 2.0 upstream port
4 USB 2.0 downstream ports
DC power connector for Dell Soundbar


I'm using the DVI-D port for PC.


I wanna be able to easily switch from TV to PC by changing the input source via the menu of the screen.

Is this possible? and whats the best way to do it?

Rest of PC specs:
  • Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHz
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
  • 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 667MHz
  • AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series
  • 119GB SAMSUNG SSD 830 Series (SSD)
  • 1863GB Western Digital WDC WD20EARX-00PASB0 (SATA)
  • Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64bit



#2 z0phi3l

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 16:02

All you'd need is a Display Port to I'm guessing HDMI if you have HD service in your home, HDMI to DP should be cheap at monoprice

#3 PsYcHoKiLLa

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 16:04

Use a TV Card, you just plug the TV antenna or s-video cable into it and then use Windows Media Center (bear in mind on Windows 8 that's an extra that isn't included but you can get it for free till January) : http://windows.micro...8/feature-packs

The TV card I use is a Hauppauge HVR4400, it's quite old now though, there's loads of PCI-Express TV cards around, just check what the card's capability is beforehand, i.e. if you want to use it for cable, satellite or antenna input.

Or if you don't want to use a TV Card just get a DVI to HDMI cable.

#4 z0phi3l

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 16:06

Quick Monoprice search came up with this:

http://www.monoprice...at=1#largeimage

$6 for the adapter, plus the price of an HDMI cable if you don't have a spare laying around

#5 Pam14160

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 16:08

I use a forty inch Mitsubishi TV for a monitor, TV Screen and to watch movies (DVD and Blu-ray). So With your Dell monitor (have the same one for second monitor) you should have no problems. . .enjoy.



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