Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: TV As Monitor

  1. #1
    TV As Monitor
    Say_Cheese's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 17, 2006
    Location
    High Wycombe, Just outside London, England
    Posts
    385
    Specs:
    20" iMac 2.0Ghz, 2Gb RAM Early 2006, 30Gb iPod 5th Gen. 15" MacBookPro, 2.33GHz
    TV As Monitor
    Hi all,

    I was just wondering if any of you use an actual television as a monitor for your Mac?

    If so do any of you have a tv with a DVI inut port as the only tv's I can find have VGA only.

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    TV As Monitor
    Martin.'s Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 18, 2007
    Location
    Calgary, Canada
    Posts
    348
    most tvs dont have an actual DVI port, you have to use a DVI to HDMI to connect.
    ~Martin.


  3. #3
    TV As Monitor
    walkerj's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 13, 2005
    Location
    New Orleans, LA, USA
    Posts
    1,186
    Specs:
    13" Macbook Pro 2.26Ghz Unibody 4G RAM 160G HDD Superdrive
    I just recently got a 37" HD TV that has a VGA port. It works fine with my Mini-DVI to VGA adapter on my Macbook (1447x768 or something like that), and currently an old Mac Mini is hooked up to it with it's DVI - VGA adapter and looks beautiful!

  4. #4
    TV As Monitor
    ambivalent's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 28, 2006
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    677
    Specs:
    Macbook Pro - iPhone
    She figured out that the only way to keep from being frozen was to stay in motion,
    and long ago converted most of her flesh into liquid.
    Now when she smells danger, she spills herself all over, like gasoline, and lights it.

  5. #5
    TV As Monitor

    Member Since
    Sep 30, 2004
    Posts
    3,378
    What size screen are you considering? If it is fairly small, I would consider using a monitor as a TV instead of the other way around. You can find tuner boxes that have all kinds out outputs and monitors with lots of different types of inputs, so it isn't hard to find something that works...

  6. #6
    TV As Monitor
    Say_Cheese's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 17, 2006
    Location
    High Wycombe, Just outside London, England
    Posts
    385
    Specs:
    20" iMac 2.0Ghz, 2Gb RAM Early 2006, 30Gb iPod 5th Gen. 15" MacBookPro, 2.33GHz
    I was thinking of something like a 23 or 24" screen size.

  7. #7
    TV As Monitor
    giulio's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 19, 2007
    Location
    NY USA
    Posts
    1,813
    Specs:
    iMac 5.1 | iMac 7.1 | iPod Touch | iPod Nano
    Unless yout TV is a square-pixel based, I'd stay away from it. Traditional TVs are only good for watching videos or photos. Everything else is blurry.
    schweb This has to be one of the best threads ever in MF history...
    Cherokee This gets my vote for most innovative thread on Mac-Forums... ever.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Does Monitor Size Matter with Multi-Monitor setups?
    By ThePowerUp in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-03-2013, 12:51 AM
  2. Running secondary monitor in fullscreen mode whilst using primary monitor?
    By nick_harambee in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-16-2010, 03:35 PM
  3. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-07-2010, 04:19 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-09-2010, 12:57 PM
  5. Final Cut Pro - Dual Monitor with Canvas on One Monitor?
    By Books in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-22-2006, 08:07 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •