Originally Posted by M1chael
Don't mean to hijack the thread but I figured there was no sense opening a new thread if a similar question was already asked....very interested in doing this.....(kitchen tv / pc capability)
Instead of the touchscreen option like the previous OP was asking, I was kind of interested in getting a 22" lcd or something and using cat 5 and baluns for the component video / audio portion to connect to my remote pc in the basement. Then just use standard coax connection for cable?
You could do that but most 22" lcd monitors don't have NTSC or ATSC tuners in them. You'd have to go with a 22" lcd TV and even then after everything goes digital, you may have some tuner issues.
My main question is two things, I guess I could get a tuner card for the pc and be able to have the pc funtionality and tv funtionality over the same wires and not worry about the separate coax feed...correct?
Correct. But it again it would depend on your ability to 'tune' your cable companies feed with a tuner card.
Also, if I were to use this idea, how would I control the pc funtionality...i.e. mouse and keyboard....I don't think bluetooth would pick up that far from the remote location....do I have any other options???
Instead of component, you could use VGA. Most lcd monitors and/or TVs will accept VGA and support 1080p resolutions. With VGA, you could use a VGA and/or KVM Cat5 extender which can send VGA, Audio, Keyboard and mouse to your remote PC. You can even add serial if you wanted a touchscreen option. Just be careful because not all VGA/KVM extenders are created equal as some only support 1024x768 resolutions.