View Full Version : TV to Monitor resolution

08-16-2005, 10:04 AM
I have an EDTV 20" sanyo, what resoltion would i need to have to 4 table on this tv. Im getting a USB cable type converter to make into a monitor.

08-16-2005, 10:54 AM
4 tabling w/o overlap = 1600x1200
You won't find that on an EDTV. I think the minimum HDTV std. is 1080i. Better to use a monitor as a TV than vice versa.

08-16-2005, 05:24 PM
I was gonna get a converter that would allow me that. Would that mean though that the screen area isnt that actual resolution? Like i can still scroll around inside the screen?

08-16-2005, 06:17 PM
clarify what screen you're talking about. TVs dont have as many lines of resolution as a monitor usually. A tuner card will let you use a desktop as a TV. An outside tuner box can be used with a laptop if needed.

08-16-2005, 08:07 PM
My TV (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.gsp?product_id=2606915) Would this work as a monitor, i cant afford to spend another 300 on another 20inch.

08-18-2005, 07:12 PM
Anyone try to convert your tv into a monitor and play poker on it?

08-18-2005, 07:23 PM
It wont be good enough.

08-18-2005, 10:49 PM
Do you think i would be able to 3 table these at least with some over lap? Why woudnt it work?

08-19-2005, 04:26 AM
It will work, but I never seen a tv with good enough quality to show small texts and details. Try it and see.