Using tv tuner card -Wide scrn LCDMonitor

June 25, 2009 at 22:08:13
Specs: Windows XP
Hi all,

I have recently bought an ACer 20'' wide screen monitor. I want to use this as a television using an external tv tuner card.

However when i connect the tv tuner card to my monitor, i get an error message 'Invalid Input format'

The tv tuner card i have is from TechCom. Is this related to the compatibility between Monitor and the tuner card or with the settings of the monitor.

Can some one help me in fixing this issue.

Thanks very much.

Sasi


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#1
June 25, 2009 at 23:26:09
Do you have change any thing on the set up ?

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#2
June 26, 2009 at 02:20:13
I am not sure if any settings have been changed. Can you let me know what settings should be there on the LCD monitor for connecting to a TV tuner card.

thanks,
Sasi


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#3
June 26, 2009 at 07:41:37
The issue sounds like an Analog/ digital issue. Is the TV tuner card an analog type? Your Acer is probably a DVI input. Are you using an adapter to connect the Acer to the card?

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#4
June 27, 2009 at 17:11:03
What type of outputs are on the card? DVI-D, HDMI or VGA? You have to match the output on the card with the input on the monitor. If both do not agree, then you need an adapter.

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#5
June 28, 2009 at 23:41:36
How about try on going to safe mode?

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#6
June 29, 2009 at 06:17:16
Hi,

My monitor supports both VGA and DVI formats. I have checked with a local tech guy and he said the card i have can only be used with a non-LCD monitor.

Looks like i need to buy a new card to support the LCD display.

Anyways, thanks a lot for your help guys.

Sasi


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#7
June 29, 2009 at 06:58:16
If your LCD monitor has VGA inputs I think it should work on the TV tuner card. What is the model of the tuner?

Look at the link below and post the tuner you have. Do you have a laptop computer?

http://www.techcomindia.com/home.ph...


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#8
June 29, 2009 at 22:13:12
The model of the tunercard i have is - SSD-TV-715. i am not using a lap top.

Can you tell me if the above tuner card supports LCD monitor.


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#9
June 30, 2009 at 00:20:27
Well I think not but what is your video card again.

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#10
June 30, 2009 at 04:52:33
Can't get anything from the manufacturer's site other than the description that no computer is required. That unit appears to be some conversion unit to change a normal TV signal into one a computer monitor can use.

You would need to contact the manufacturer, which I think you have done. You are probably out of luck.

Why didn't you just buy an internal TV tuner card?


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#11
July 1, 2009 at 23:24:24
Can you give us a site that gives specific info about it

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#12
July 2, 2009 at 05:39:27
lycan

How about paying attention to what is going on here.

How did I find the site?


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#13
July 3, 2009 at 00:37:24
Othehill
Well that is what I'm asking I cna't find any review about the monitor he was saying. So i kind of confused now. Also he said that he had it check by local tech guy. So I'm guest that he might have a bad recommendations from that technician. So i wish to know more further info about the monitor hat he was saying.

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#14
July 3, 2009 at 06:46:24
The device is an external gizmo that doesn' even need a computer to work. So, if that is the case the computer settings may have little to do with the actions of the device.

What is amounts to is the device as limited flexibility.


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#15
July 5, 2009 at 22:08:13
Hi Guys,

Thanks for taking time in helping me out. As OtheHill says, the card is an external device and i guess it has nothing to do with the Monitor settings.

The monitor i have is a Acer 20'' with a response time of 5 ms with 20000:1 display and 1600X900 resolution.

I checked with a few local vendors and all of them told me that the card does not support an LCD monitor. So i ended up buying a new card, which is now working perfectly with my LCD monitor.

Anyways, Thank you very much for your valuable suggestions.

Sasi


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#16
July 5, 2009 at 22:17:59
No problem. Glad you got it working at least.

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#17
July 6, 2009 at 00:50:25
Well next time you must research and know more about the devices you buy. So that you won't end up on wasting a money on it.

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#18
July 6, 2009 at 07:35:30
lycan, I think sisad already knows that. You don't need to lecture.

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#19
July 6, 2009 at 20:27:58
Well I'm just reminding I didn't offend or anything

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#20
July 6, 2009 at 22:05:01
Yeah Lycan, I learnt that lesson with this experience. Will be much careful next time on.

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#21
July 8, 2009 at 00:37:41
Well Alright then. Also sorry if I'm not so much of a help.

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