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Connecting DTH to a computer monitor

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    Default Connecting DTH to a computer monitor

    I had opened a thread asking what I should do with my old STB. I got some good suggestions and one of the suggestions I got was to use it on another TV, I don't have another TV but what I was wondering was whether it is possible to connect a DTH connection to a computer monitor.

    The monitor is a LG 17 inches so its a fairly good size for a small bedroom. I haven't actually been able to see what socket would go into the screen or how it would all be connected. So thought I would ask first if its actually possible, I would then make some efforts in testing it out. I remember some time ago (like 4 years ago) some family friends used a tv tuner to connect their cable to their monitor, so thought maybe the same thing can be done with the DTH and monitor with or without the tv tuner.

    If I would also need any extra wires or something please also state that too.

    Better than having the STB sitting and doing nothing!!!

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    If there is an HDMI output then it would go straight into your computer screen. You would need an HDMI cable.

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    The STB would still need to be "Active"! That means subscribing to the DTH services!
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    There are many aspects to be considered here:

    • Is the STB for SD or HD?
    • If the STB is SD, then it will have composite AV outputs (RCA Yellow for video and RCA White+Red for audio
    • If the STB is HD, then in addition to composite AV, it will also have the following:
      • component video outputs -Y-Cb-Cr or Y-Pb-Pr (RCA Red-Green-Blue for video only)
      • HDMI out (video+audio)
    • Computer monitors usually do not have built-in speakers or audio facility. If the monitor has built-in speakers, check whether it has facility to connect audio via RCA (white and red female terminals). Connect the corresponding White-Red from STB to this.
    • Check whether monitor has HDMI-In or DVI-In or RCA-Yellow in. If HDMI exists, use it. If there is DVI, then you will need an HDMI to DVI connector. If there is composite Yellow video, use that as the last choice.
    • If the monitor does not have any audio/video in, then you will have to route the STB output via desktop. In this case, you will need a simple video-capture card or a TV tuner card. The card's manual will show to connect TV inputs.


    Note: HD video can be seen via HDMI or DVI or Component only. Yellow compoiste video will display SD resolution only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nevinjohn View Post
    The STB would still need to be "Active"! That means subscribing to the DTH services!
    Obviously no one is going to give DTH services for free!

    The STB is for SD. Will try this out either today or tomorrow. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neetu800 View Post
    Obviously no one is going to give DTH services for free!

    The STB is for SD. Will try this out either today or tomorrow. Thanks
    Yes, DD Direct + offers free service once you have the equipment! And, in your previous post, you mentioned that you wanned to sell it, as you no longer use it! If you are planning to reactivate the services, what is the point of having 2 DTH provideres? Airtel and Dish TV???

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