CTR monitor was really fashionable item in any house or office either the Boss knew it handle or not but it was an essential parts of any office or home for upper class people. IT world has changed dramatically after 2K and CTR monitors are going to leave from office or homes. A large number of people abdomen the CTR monitors and buy new LCD monitors.
How can I convert an old CRT Monitor into a TV?
Today, one of my friend has asked me about the uses of CTR monitor excluding running computer. So, I have done a deep digging in the matter and found that CTR monitor can use as Television with out CPU, but how it can possible to watch TV via CTR monitor?
A large number of people transition to mobile devices or upgrade the screen with LCD monitors and, a decent number of monitors taking up room in storage cabinets everywhere around the globe. There is no need to use CPU to watch TV via monitor, simply it needs to connect with a cable or satellite receiver or tuner box or movie player which are using the same inputs as a standard TV has. Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) or flat-panel monitor receives TV signals but picture quality depends on age of the monitor. Similarly, LCD monitor 22 to 32 inches wide can make a great deal for the bedroom or children playing area. However, repurposing the un used monitor will save money and a trip to the local recycling depot for further.
Recent survey says that a large number of people are using monitor as their TV set which needs no CPU to run. The main factor of monitor to use as TV via HDMI input. Some time it needs HDCP for high definition content visibility. High Definition Content Protection is similar with the digital rights management technology (DRM) encoded into digital music for your proposed system. The HD video content has similar protocols to deter piracy, where the screen needs to be capable of decoding the content protection for viewing on a monitor either in home or office.
How to watch:-
Normally, the satellite and cable receiver boxes act as tuners for the monitor and receiving signals by decoding HD content protections in the boxes. Receiving video on the monitor in a format that can process and sending audio to targeted home theater or speakers. Those users don’t have a satellite or cable box, they will need an external TV tuner box to change channels in those monitor. So, it is better to include a setup box with turner and remote control. It is mentioned that a TV tuner box also sends audio to external speakers as your desire. Basically, two types of turner boxes are available on the market such as digital and analog. Normally, turner boxes are depended on monitor’s need, if it is old CRT monitor and don’t need to watch HD content then buy the Sabrent’s Stand Alone TV Tuner (http://.sabrent.com/category/video-converters/TV-LCDHR/). The main feature of this as it supports a VGA connection which can install easily. In case of newer monitor or LCD monitor which carries HDCP Compliant with HDMI input but don’t have a cable or satellite tuner box with it then can buy the Channel Master CM-7001 HDTV Antenna and Cable Tuner(http://.channelmasterstore.com/HD_Antenna_Tuner_CM_7001_p/cm-7001.htm) . Metropolitan areas have the facilities of broadcasting HD channels over the air which means, you can catch TV program without cable or satellite with the help of in-build TDTV antenna.
How to connect turner boxes:-
There are numbers of ways to connect a TV tuner boxes with a monitor to the video output from the cable or satellite or DVD player or antennae such as HDMI, S-video connection, composite video, radio frequency, coaxial cable and many more. Just it needs to plug the raw feed from analog cable TV or antennae into the RF coaxial input on the TV tuner. But it will receive limited channels. So, it is better to choose a turner boxes which allows to connect multiple sources such as TV, movies (DVD or Blu-ray) and game console. If you are still unable to connect turner box with monitor and cable or satellite then must follow the instruction of manufacturer.
Our recommendation on turner boxes:-
There are tons of turner boxes available on the market but a few allows easy installation and setup such as Newegg/N82E16815276009 and Newegg/N82E16815260022 , Which connects directly to monitor without any puzzle.