using a TV instead of a monitor


Old 11-30-03, 04:09 AM
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using a TV instead of a monitor

Hello all! I have a computer with a Matrox Millinium Video card, and was wondering if I can hook it up to a TV that doesnt have an imput for a monitor cable. Is there an adaptor that I can plug into the Card, and then into the back of the TV, like an RCA setup? Or do I have to go and by a TV for this?
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If the card has TV out, it can be connected. Check for TV out on the card or in the owner's manual.
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Which model matrox do you have?

Do you have rca plugs on the tv? Maybe something like this would help:
They have a pretty good selection of different cables.

You could always hook the computer to the vcr if the tv doesnt have anything. Do a search for "pc to tv" or Matrox Millinium (whatever your model is) to tv.
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You can get a VGA to NTSC adapter fairly cheap.

About 10 years ago when I bought my first computer (a Hewlett-Packard of all things), this is exactly what I did - I almost miss using that 27" TV for gaming

I used something like an AiTech adapter or something like that to get an RCA video out and it also had a VGA output (to connect both the TV and a monitor, if you want.)

I tried a search over at and came up with <a href="">this</a> - take a look and get an idea for what you want to use. A TV is not going to have as high of resolution as a monitor, but it works just fine.

Good luck!
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