I want to use my monitor as a TV
I want a monitor that I can use a tv but I need to know if it has to have built in speakers I do have a cable box with all the HDMI ports and all the other jiffy stuff but I wasnt sure so I wanted to ask b4 I bought something that wouldnt work.
Hauppage 2250 Media Center Kit
You can operate independent on your cable box. It has 2 Digital/Analog tuner which you can use to record and watch HDTV. You can connect directly to your cable line or cable box.
You can use it on conjunction w/ your cable box. The media center kit will enable you to control your cable box feed the show to one of the 2250 video/audion inputs.
This an excellent unit. I had mine early 2008. I use it as my PVR and DVR. It works well w/ Windows Media Center. I tried it on Vista and W7.
Or you can try this HDMI capture card from Hauppage
You can operate this in conjunction w/ your cable box. It capture and record HD video/audio on its HDMI inputs. It has a breakout cable for traditional component analog video (also HD capable).
Both devices media center kit will enable you to control your Cable box.
Here's hauppage webpage:
The thing that i like on these hardwares.... Your Hard Drive Space is the limit of your recording. I have recorded shows in HD up to 30Gbyte single file.... 4 hour event like the super bowl or world cup... All in HD.
I placed one 2 Terabyte drive just for my PVR/DVR space... No issues it keeps recording all the show i want it to record.