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Windows 7: Best way to connect a coaxial TV?

21 Jan 2012   #11
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miranova23 View Post
Hey, so I'm not looking for any fancy HTPC proper setup yet, as from my understanding that can be quite expensive.

I have an old TV I'd like to hook up as another monitor, but the TV's only input is a coaxial nub.

Possible connections on fiance's computer:
(Newegg.com - ASRock 890GX PRO3 AM3+ AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard)
DVI
VGA
Optical S/PDIF
(HDMI in use)

I'm looking for the most cost-effective way to connect them. Perhaps a converter, cable, or pci card? Audio would be a plus, but not necessary.
Would it even be possible to get both audio and video sent through? Would the Optical S/PDIF do that?

Hi there
IMO the best way to do this would be to use a USB TV receiver on your computer - these are cheap enough now -- probably far cheaper than finding hardware to convert RF output (Coaxial) to Video and audio analog out and then having to convert THAT to VGA for your computer.

The modern USB devices will pick up Terrestial Digital TV too. Makes like Hauppage only cost around 35 - 40 USD and you'll get far better reception than from an old "Tube" type TV.


something like this (although use a model for YOUR country's tv system).

Some of these also have audio / video extra inputs as well so you could feed a cable box / satellite receiver output into this stick to play on your computer too.


http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/site/prod...ovatstick.html



these things can be moved between computers easily and if the TV signal is decent can use a small indoor antenna.

Cheers
jimbo


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21 Jan 2012   #12
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miranova23 View Post
Hey, so I'm not looking for any fancy HTPC proper setup yet, as from my understanding that can be quite expensive.

I have an old TV I'd like to hook up as another monitor, but the TV's only input is a coaxial nub.

Possible connections on fiance's computer:
(Newegg.com - ASRock 890GX PRO3 AM3+ AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard)
DVI
VGA
Optical S/PDIF
(HDMI in use)

I'm looking for the most cost-effective way to connect them. Perhaps a converter, cable, or pci card? Audio would be a plus, but not necessary.
Would it even be possible to get both audio and video sent through? Would the Optical S/PDIF do that?

Hi there
IMO the best way to do this would be to use a USB TV receiver on your computer - these are cheap enough now -- probably far cheaper than finding hardware to convert RF output (Coaxial) to Video and audio analog out and then having to convert THAT to VGA for your computer.

The modern USB devices will pick up Terrestial Digital TV too. Makes like Hauppage only cost around 35 - 40 USD and you'll get far better reception than from an old "Tube" type TV.


something like this (although use a model for YOUR country's tv system).

Some of these also have audio / video extra inputs as well so you could feed a cable box / satellite receiver output into this stick to play on your computer too.


Hauppauge Computer Works



these things can be moved between computers easily and if the TV signal is decent can use a small indoor antenna.

Cheers
jimbo

He wants to use a TV as a second monitor on the PC, not watch TV on the PC.
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