How do I watch cable television on my LCD monitor?

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    The monitor only has DVI and VGA inputs. Unless you have a HD cable box that supports HDMI/DVI, then you're not going to connect the cable box directly to the monitor. If you're going to be using it with your laptop, I think the best bet is one of those USB TV tuner dongles.
     
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    Hauppage PVR-250 + BeyondTV. It's pricey, but beats the living crap out of ATI solutions.

    This came recommended by jollyogre. I have been using mine for a few weeks and am 110% happy with it. You don't have to fight with the hardware, as I've had to with ATI cards. No blips, video abberrations - not a single complaint.
     
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    This will be in my dorm room next semester, so it wont be HD anyway. I just want to be able to use the monitor for playing xbox360; and since my TV is a piece of shit, I figured I could just set it up to function as my TV as well.

    So I'm looking to run the cable from the wall, into the monitor (bypassing the laptop): is that possible?




    edit: just found this: http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-8900_7-5128428-1.html
     
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    Not possible because the monitor doesn't have a built-in tuner.

    That would work as a stand alone tuner, but picture-in-picture would have to be a feature supplied by the monitor. My old dell monitor has a PIP feature for multiple inputs, but I don't know if that one does. With a USB tv tuner on your laptop, the tv picture would appear in a moveable, resizeable application window on your desktop.
     
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    from your article:
     
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    so what about audio for this set up? I have Logitech Z5500 speakers (5.1)

    I planned on hooking them up via optical cable to my Xbox360, but not sure how that will work now (to provide audio for TV as well).
     

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