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Using Full HD TV as monitor - query


kwil2

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Hi.... I intend buying: 1) a Full HD TV for use as computer monitor and second TV 2) a computer base unit running Win7, 64-bit

Here’s my query: When I get the TV, my first move will be to tune it in via the aerial as normal. When I connect it to my new computer via HDMI cable, though, how will the TV ‘know’ it’s being used as a monitor and not a TV? I’m using XP Home on my current computer and will be new to Windows 7. So, will I have to alter something within Win 7 in order for the TV to act as a monitor or do I simply disconnect any aerial connection before switching on? Any thoughts on the matter would be appreciated. Many thanks...

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harry12

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In the TV's menu there will be a way of selecting signal source. This differs according to manufacturer, but it will be there.

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mgmcc

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There will probably be a button on the remote control to select AV inputs as opposed to the built-in digital tuner. For example, there may be AV1 & AV2 for two SCART connectors, AV3 for phono connectors (yellow-video, white-left audio, red-right audio) and then HDMI.

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rickf

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My is listed as HMDI Video1 or HMDI Video2. Just press the "Source" button on your remote and selct accordingly. The TV is connected to my Archos 101 and I play films on the TV and it will act as a monitor for my Archos when I access the web.

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