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Help with TV tuner for LCD monitor

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by sworrall, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. sworrall

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    Hi All

    Ive been searching through the forums for some background info on tv tuners and was wondering if any of you could provide some advice.

    Im intending to buy an LG L1730B monitor for our kitchen which will be used as a PC monitor (using the DVI and will be playing games) and a TV.

    Ive been looking at buying an external TV tuner to plug into the dsub of the monitor so I dont have to turn the PC on to watch a bit of tv and have come accross several which seem to fit the bill.

    Lots of people recommend the prov+ on here and ive also read good reviews on the avermedia TV Box 9. One of the differences between the two is that the avermedia quotes a max resolution of 1280*1024 whilst the Prov+ states 1024*768. My main question is will this make a difference to the quality of the TV picture as the monitors native resolution is 1280*1024. Am I going to lose out if I go for the prov as it wont be running at the LCD's native res????? Please excuse me if this seems like a dumb question as im quite new to tv's through lcd panels.

    Has anyone used an avermedia box 9 and is it any good?

    ive also seen another product they do which would take me straight to digi tv which is the Avermedia TV Box STB3. anybody have any experience of this or seen it in action??

    So all in all what tuner would you recommend for a budget of around £120 ish to feed an LG 17" panel?

    Thanks in advance

    Stu :thumbsup:
     
  2. Dominic

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    im using a 15" lcd with a prov in my kitchen, runs lovely as a TV tunner, only issue was i had to change my sky plus RF output number to 60 so that the prov could tune in to sky. the normal analogue signals look fine, good enough for a kitchen with a bit of mtv/ breakfast tv. not sure i could sit and watch something for too long... still my 2 year old manages to.

    i used this for the same reason as you, needed a tv but wanted to use it for a PC too, the pro V is handy with the remote etc to be able to switch between PC and Tv, also switches the audio, which i run from the PC into the prov out to a 2.1 creative, sounds good enough for TV and PC ( mp3's etc)
     

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