Odd PC Monitor Question!

Discussion in 'Campsite Electronics' started by Camp-N-Nuts, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Camp-N-Nuts

    Camp-N-Nuts KrustyKamper

    Messages:
    2,025
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Location:
    Central WI
    I have one of the original LCD TV's (pre HDMI) It's a Norcent, made in the USA (yes it's that old) and has no RGB input. I would like to use it for a PC monitor. It has coax, S-VID, and composite inputs...but alas, no RGB, HDMI, or DVI! [:(O]
    It's 20 inch and I'd rather not pitch it! [;)]
    Thanks in advance!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. beemerboy

    beemerboy New Member

    Messages:
    659
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Location:
    North East Connecticut
    I'm not sure what you're asking.

    But if you want to use it you would either have to replace your video card in your computer with one that has s-video - expensive pain in the butt or get an adapter that will have an RGB on one end ( computer ) and the connection of your choice on the other. This adapter can be found on ebay or at your local computer store.
     
  3. Camp-N-Nuts

    Camp-N-Nuts KrustyKamper

    Messages:
    2,025
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Location:
    Central WI
    The vid cards that I have had were S-Vid IN not OUT. Guess I'm asking too much...maybe I'll get a digital converter box from Goodwill just to make use of it!
     
  4. tombiasi

    tombiasi Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,311
    Likes Received:
    952
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2012
    Location:
    Northwestern New Jersey
    It is possible but not worth it. You most likely would not be happy with the resolution as a computer monitor. The adaptor costs wouls exceed a new monitor.

    Tom
     
  5. Camp-N-Nuts

    Camp-N-Nuts KrustyKamper

    Messages:
    2,025
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Location:
    Central WI
    You are correct sir! [;)] I'm giving it to my SIL for her cable!
     
  6. shelmily

    shelmily Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,301
    Likes Received:
    277
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Location:
    Northeast Pennsylvania
  7. Ern510

    Ern510 lets go glamping .. really babe all that

    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    dont do it
     
  8. GrueMaster

    GrueMaster Active Member

    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    55
    Joined:
    May 22, 2013
    Location:
    Saint Helens, Oregon
    Here's a lightly different approach. Buy a Raspberry Pi (~$35) and load it with a Linux image (very easy to do). Then you can use it for web browsing or video/audio playback. Very low cost overall, and you don't need to pitch the old monitor.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.