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Anonymous
a b C Monitor
October 27, 2004 5:59:35 PM

Archived from groups: alt.tv.tech.hdtv (More info?)

Greetings!

We are currently in the market for a rear projection HDTV. The one so
far we like the most is Sony's KDF-60XS955 but we are also considering
the KDF-60XBR950.
I am very unfamiliar with the technical details about the types of
inputs these TV's take but would I be able to use this TV as a
computer monitor as well? Not as a full time monitor, but I have my
computers already set up through a kvm box so I would use the TV
together with a set of wireless mouse and keyboard as an additional
console.

From the TV's specs I see it supports the following inputs:
7 A/V inputs, including:
4 composite video (3 rear, 1 front)
4 S-video (3 rear, 1 front)
2 rear-panel HD-compatible component video
(accepts 1080i/720p/480p/480i signals)
1 rear-panel DVI with HDCP copy protection

Will I be able to do this right away? Would I need any special video
card, cables or converters?

Thank you very much.
Cori.
Anonymous
a b C Monitor
October 28, 2004 12:37:17 AM

Archived from groups: alt.tv.tech.hdtv (More info?)

www.avsforum.com has many postings on the subject of computers and HDTV
sets. For your situation, look in a thread like,
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?s=&thread... - Sony GWIV
& HTPC Computer (60XS955) in the Read Projection Units forum or in the Home
Theater Computers forum at
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?s=&foru....

YMMV


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"Cori Stepan" <coristepan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Greetings!
>
> We are currently in the market for a rear projection HDTV. The one so
> far we like the most is Sony's KDF-60XS955 but we are also considering
> the KDF-60XBR950.
> I am very unfamiliar with the technical details about the types of
> inputs these TV's take but would I be able to use this TV as a
> computer monitor as well? Not as a full time monitor, but I have my
> computers already set up through a kvm box so I would use the TV
> together with a set of wireless mouse and keyboard as an additional
> console.
>
> From the TV's specs I see it supports the following inputs:
> 7 A/V inputs, including:
> 4 composite video (3 rear, 1 front)
> 4 S-video (3 rear, 1 front)
> 2 rear-panel HD-compatible component video
> (accepts 1080i/720p/480p/480i signals)
> 1 rear-panel DVI with HDCP copy protection
>
> Will I be able to do this right away? Would I need any special video
> card, cables or converters?
>
> Thank you very much.
> Cori.
!