Originally Posted by Burninh2o
I want to use a flat screen PC monitor as my TV on my new cable service in one of my rooms.
I do not have coaxial cable connection on back of my monitor. I don't have HDMI either. I have VGA and those RED/Yellow/White pin connections + a bunch of R and L's connection. I guess I have to buy a converter box where I can plug in my cable coaxial cable in and have output of also a coaxial cable but on the other end of the cable, I have those 3 splitting cables...
Any idea of what kind of converter I would need and what kind of cable (coaxial on one end and 3 R/Y/W cables on the other end)?
You need to connect your coaxial cable to a tuner in a computer, like in the post above.
If you want to view encrypted cable channels, like Discovery, TLC, History, MTV, CNN, Fox, HGTV... you will need a cablecard capable tuner either Ceton InfiniTV4 (quad cableCard tuner) or Silicon Dust HomeRun Prime (triple CableCard tuner) will work any Windows7 machine.
You will need to get a WMC remote and never need to connect keyboard or mouse to the computer. It truly acts as a cable company DVR, but you don't pay rental fees (and you can record 3-4 channels at the same time), other than $1-$4/month CableCard rental, and you can share the tuners on your network to other machines in the house.
A cheaper alternative is ATI Digital Cable Tuner, a single CableCard tuner, but the only way to buy them is on ebay, since it has been discontinued.
Alternatively, you can try this adapter
, but this is analog only tuner. This adapter
will work with HD TV, but since most cable channels are encrypted, you will be limited to just basic broadcast cable.