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Posted 31 May 2011 - 09:57 PM

We have just moved and due to the increase in size of the family with out increasing our house size we are trying to use things mulitfunctionally.

We have a space that has an airal point that we would like to place a computer (large laptop/compact desk top). Is there a way of being able to plug the airal into the computer/computer screen. It will be mainly a kids tv so ABC2 and dvds are the two main uses.

How easy is this to do or is there are major problem doing this (ie bad for computer long term)?

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:08 PM

do it the other way around... use the tv as a computer screen smile.gif

I may be wrong but I'm pretty sure you can't connect the aerial to a computer without a TV card in the computer?

Will be much easier (and possibly cheaper) for you to use the tv as the computer screen.
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 06:36 AM

You can buy tv cards for computers (desktop and pc) fairly cheaply. There are quite a few that can just plug into a USB port. Have a look around and see how much you are willing to spend. As long as the picture is moving/changing the majority of the time, your computer should be okay.
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