using a PC screen with a security camera ??

  Ikelos 13:32 14 Dec 07

Hi, I realize it is not really PC related, but, I want to rig up a camera at the front door, I have a spare flat panel monitor (Dell), is there anyway I could use it, with out having a PC connected to it.what would I need to get a picture on it.


  MAJ 13:50 14 Dec 07

Nothing that I can think of, Ikelos, the screen usually gets it's picture through a graphics card/chip. But those security cameras will usually come with software that allows you to view their output on your PC.

  Ikelos 13:58 14 Dec 07

thank you, but i wanted to just use the monitor with out the laptop....

  johnnyrocker 14:18 14 Dec 07

depends on the inputs of your flat screen.


  johnnyrocker 14:19 14 Dec 07

or it may even work via a vcr?


  Ikelos 14:23 14 Dec 07

oh, just had a look at the back, it only has the 15pin plug, the other half of which is on the back of the laptop.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:47 14 Dec 07

Most cameras have composite video and audio output, your monitor will have VGA input.

the only way is by using a composite to VGA convertor and they are £60+

  Ikelos 15:14 14 Dec 07

Thank you, as always most helpfull, thanks.

I will tick the box, get the camera and come back.

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