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    Hi, helping a friend to ask:

    (a) he wants to buy an LCD monitor.
    (b) Most times this monitor will be used as a TV in his room.
    (c) Sometimes he wants to connect his laptop up to this monitor to play games or work.

    Can this be done?

    TIA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by melnjes
    Hi, helping a friend to ask:

    (a) he wants to buy an LCD monitor.
    (b) Most times this monitor will be used as a TV in his room.
    (c) Sometimes he wants to connect his laptop up to this monitor to play games or work.

    Can this be done?

    TIA!
    Strange.

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    Yes. Look out for those LCD TV that accept PC-input, or if the graphic card can support, can get those that accept DVI. Even some of the LCD monitor can be used for TV viewing if it comes with S-video/composite/component input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelccm
    Yes. Look out for those LCD TV that accept PC-input, or if the graphic card can support, can get those that accept DVI. Even some of the LCD monitor can be used for TV viewing if it comes with S-video/composite/component input.
    like the Dell 24" widescreen monitors

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    Cool guys! Does this mean that the LCD with S-video/composite/component input can accept TV signals directly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by melnjes
    Cool guys! Does this mean that the LCD with S-video/composite/component input can accept TV signals directly?
    If you talking about the normal RF signal cable, then those LCD monitor would not be able to accept. But if you are using digital cable TV from StarHub, then you can use the video out from the set top box. If you talking about inputs from DVD/VCD players or console game, then it should be ok.

    If your friend intend to use it to watch TV most of the time, it might be better to get a LCD TV with PC input. At least most of the LCD TV comes with built in speaker and TV tuner and TV remote control.
    Canon 80D|Panasonic LX3/LX5
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    kelccm, thanks for the advice! think the latter is a valid option

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    But your friend may need check the resolution of those LCD TV though, most of their resolution are quite .....low .
    Only those higer end or newer one have a slightly better resolution, but still can't compare to normal LCD monitor.
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    haha yea thanks for the reminder, we'll probably have to have him testing it out before he makes the decision!

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