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Terrestrial TV Digibox

pimpernel
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Posts: 72
Registered: 20-09-2007

Terrestrial TV Digibox

If I could connect a digibox direct to a LCD monitor, would I get a picture, assuming appropriate digi-aerial is connected?
If so, what connectors/cables/hardware would I need?
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pimpernel
Grafter
Posts: 72
Registered: 20-09-2007

Terrestrial TV Digibox

If this is a stupid question, then please, someone, tell me I'm stupid.
But I can see no logical reason why it should not work.
rja66
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Registered: 31-07-2007

Terrestrial TV Digibox

Funny that, my wife asked me the same question the other night. My answer was similar to yours, i cannot see a reason why not :?
Community Veteran
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Registered: 04-04-2007

Terrestrial TV Digibox

I can.

You would need the appropriate connectors on each, which they do not normally come with.

You will need a LCD TV to do this.

There is no import tax on LCD computer monitor, but there is on LCD TV's

Chilly

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Terrestrial TV Digibox

Hmm, looks to me like you need to buy a SCART to D-SUB cable.

Maplin will sell you one for about £60, Courageshop will sell you one for £45 inc shipping.

Maplin and Courageshop

If you are into electronics, you can build one yourself (some circuitry is needed to merge the signals to end up with a composite signal rather than the SCART output)

Its on my list of things to buy - esp. since a TV tuner is no use where I live, the only TV signal we can get is via Satellite or Cable, so I'm planning on just using a spare LCD monitor in the bedroom plugged into the SKY box.

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pimpernel
Grafter
Posts: 72
Registered: 20-09-2007

Terrestrial TV Digibox

Interesting that it should work if you can get a cable, but the cost of the cable negates the savings you make by getting a monitor instead of a TV.
£60 or even £40 sounds way too much to me.
£5-£10 sounds about right with a guarantee that it'll work.
Not into making cables myself.
Thanks, all. Perhaps I'm not so stupid after all.