Two ways from the monitor to make TV - Bidyukov Denis

Surely many of you, having bought a new monitor, wondered what could be made from the old monitor. Such a thought puzzled and I, though this thought I was puzzled for a very long time, but then there was no such large selection of various devices. But the Chinese brothers do not dreamed and invent devices of an unprecedented combination of opportunities. One of these devices has become a TV prefix, which I have acquired to add opportunities to the old TV.

But by connecting the same to the console, I was poorly disappointed in the clarity of the picture, the prefix to use was complicated, but helped The possibility of remote control from a smartphone or tablet . As a result, the bunch exceeded my expectations for it was taken to view a heap of video from the home server, but the functionality of the consoles turned out to be much wider and in the end this little box turned a simple telly in computer controlled remote control . What am I all this? Read on and understand everything.

A little about the monitor

Since my parents do not like to throw out the technique, then the Samsung Syncmaster monitor (CRT monitor), after the purchase of an LCD monitor, was maintained for storage in the barn at the cottage and there is safely forgotten. Once again, the father stumbled upon the monitor to the monitor and wondered if it was possible to watch the news in the country. But he could only get the answer from his advanced son, that is, I have that he did calling me somehow in the evening.

Actually the monitor itself:

SAMSUNG SYNC MASTER monitor

Since the monitor, if simplified, is a kinescope with a scanner without a radio receiver, which is on TV, and without a sound system. In other words, this is a TV, but simplified and devoid of some parts. In fact, only the power supply is present in the monitor, the scanner and video clip. The only source of the signal is the VGA plug (d'Sub), to which an analog signal is supplied. And this means that? And this means it remains to find a device that will be the source of the signal.

If you have a monitor for the newer, then it is probably even easier for some monitors, if we are talking about LCD, equipped with speakers, and more new and at all have an HDMI input. If you have such, then you have a very wide choice of opportunities how to make a TV from the monitor.

First experiment: Smart TV from the monitor

Remembering that I was lying on HDMI adapter to VGA, I decided to look for him and finding the adapter I took the prefix and drove to my parents. Having flies the monitor from dust and dirt, we connected it to the network, and then to the console. Despite a small diagonal, it was very comfortable to use the prefix, since the monitor, unlike the TV, is designed for a large resolution and relatively small font is read without difficulty.

HDMI TO VGA adapter

You probably thought now: "Cool, buy a console!", But do not rush. It was just an experiment for the sound, we don't have, VGA gives only a picture. Therefore, if you want to go exactly this way, you will have to purchase an HDMI TO VGA adapter with an audio output, about this plan:

You can order a similar adapter on Aliexpress, here is a link to the seller: buy an HDMI-VGA converter.

When you go to the page with the goods you will only have to find the appropriate adapter, it is not at all difficult, the main thing is to pay attention to the fact that the adapter had a power connector and audio output.

Card goods for alikexpress

Thus, from the monitor, we can make "smart TV", but you will have to buy more and active speakers, which will also have to connect to the audio connector on the adapter. As a result, we will give the second life to the monitor and get a good option for the kitchen or work.

Benefits

In the framework of the cottage, no advantages due to the lack of full-fledged communications.

disadvantages

  1. This prefix without internet is useless.
  2. Cost of the console.
  3. The need for an adapter.
  4. No speakers.

Second experiment: Order of a special TV tuner

Since the place where the shed is located, is the place remote from communications and, accordingly, there is no Internet there, thus the prefix could not function fully there. In addition, an old father was no longer eager to master the next high-tech device and asked to find a TV receiver with a remote control.

Monitor Prefix for Digital TV Receive

Monitor Prefix for Digital TV Receive
Rear panel consoles for monitor

As you can see here all the same VGA, but besides him there is still HDMI. By the way, if you connect this console in HDMI, the sound will go on it. For example, my TV, in the kitchen, has an HDMI, but it does not have a digital TV and if you connect such a prefix to it, then the sound will go from the TV. Everything else, this console also supplied the USB connector, thus the opportunity to watch the video from the flash drive and not only.

As well as the first version of the TV tuner for the monitor, this prefix has RCA (CVBS) jacks.

RCA Outputs on the side panel consoles for the monitor

But unlike the first console, where it is an AV input, in this case, these sockets are AV output, that is, this console, other than the monitor and relative to modern TVs, can be connected to completely old TVs.

Features of the console

Since the prefix takes digital TV, then to all of the time we get a lot of buns. But first, we need to find channels, it is elementary. Click on the "MENU" and the volume buttons select the corresponding menu item (see photo):

Screen settings consoles

Choose "Auto Search" and press the volume button. We watch the picture:

Channel search

After some time, we will see the found channels and radio stations:

The result of searching canals

Channel search is completed, as you see in our city of them 20, In other cities, the number of channels may be different .

Picture of the started canal

By clicking the "Info" button on the remote, you can see what goes and what will happen next. If you press this button again, we will see more detailed information:

Current Channel Information

We switches between the transmissions "up" and "down" using the gears, and we are described in the yellow and blue buttons, if it is not completely displayed.

To display the program program, we need to click on the "EPG" remote:

Current program program

Buttons "Left" and "Right" sheets of channels, "up" and "down" buttons.

And here we are waiting for the most interesting. If we click the "OK" button on a given transmission, we will see a strange picture, but if you click the red button, you will see this:

Adding a transfer schedule

This is the addition of a transfer schedule. We click again "OK" and the task will be added to the queue. The most interesting thing is that we can safely turn off the prefix, it will turn on and will write down. The only thing you need for successfully performing this task is the presence of a flash drive in the USB connector of the console.

The flash drive is also necessary for the "TimeShift" function, in Russian saying "pause". Yes, you do not "blended", The console can put on TV pause . But the prefix will not be able to keep TV on a pause for a long time, since the volume of the recorded stream is limited to the settings of this function. By default, the volume is 1GB, but you can enlarge it. This is done in the menu:

Setting up a flash drive

To do this, we need to choose "PVR Configure" and click "OK".

Recording parameters for flash drive

We choose "Record Device" and press "OK" again.

Parameters Taimshift

Actually, we choose our USB flash drive, and slightly below install the amount of memory available to record.

You probably thought about what a selection of a flash drive, if the connector is one. Nobody prohibits us to connect to the USB-HUB connector, and it is already a USB flash drive, and an external hard, and the card reader.

Pleasant bonus three radio:

Radio Channels

disadvantages

  1. There is no audio output
  2. There is no built-in speaker, you will have to connect external columns
  3. Unable to connect a computer

Benefits

  1. Receiving digital TV
  2. Availability USB
  3. Her HDMI
  4. AV-out

Here you can buy a prefix for the monitor.

But if you plan to connect a VGA monitor, I advise you to acquire such an adapter

Adapter for connecting columns

With it, you can connect conventional computer speakers or headphones to the console. Order on Alikexpress.

Summary

By and large, I presented you not just two ways to make a TV from the monitor, but in essence moreover. Here, not only from the monitor you can make a TV, here you can make a digital TV receiver or in general SMART TV using the Android console.

In general, summing up we can state a wide selection of options. An option with the Android prefix is ​​suitable for those who want to make a TV for a kitchen or other room from the monitor, where there is access to the Internet. Two options for a TV tuner for the monitor will suit those who do not want to depend on the Internet and have a very simple solution for watching TV on the monitor. The first version of the TV tuner will be suitable for those who want to add their computer to watching TV, and the second option will suit those who just want to return the second life to the monitor and be able to receive digital TV.

Despite the fact that progress walks with seven-world steps, you should not throw out, it would seem unnecessary, outdated things, as we see, they can serve you yet, but a little in another quality. It is enough just to buy an additional device and the useless thing becomes not only useful, but also acquires an incredibly wide range of possibilities.

Before you make a TV from the monitor, it is worth understanding for what reason such a need arises.

As a rule, this alteration may be needed to hold the owner of an old LCD monitor, which requires an inexpensive TV receiver for giving or kitchen.

Methods for solving the problem have a lot - from buying a special tuner or consoles before connecting to a mini-computer TV with internet access.

Fig. 1. Old Elt monitor as a television broadcast.

Fig. 1. Old Elt monitor as a television broadcast.

Features of using the monitor as a TV receiver

Solving the problem of monitor alterations to the TV is usually associated with liquid crystal models.

However, if we are talking about embedded in the case of special boards, the optimal option is the ELT monitor, allowing you to conveniently place all additional parts inside the case.

When using the LCD monitor of the methods of obtaining a television signal on the screen, however, in most cases, all items will have to be placed outside.

The advantages of transforming monitors to televisions can be attributed to the purchase of a new TV shows in the presence of an old and unused monitor.

At the same time, the disadvantages of such a process are much larger:

  • The viewing angles of the LCD monitor is less compared to the TVs. You can only watch it, sitting right in front of the screen, which reduces the possible number of viewers.
  • The dimensions of old monitors are usually equal to 15-19 inches. They are only suitable for a small room - even the bedroom is easier to buy an inexpensive 24- or 32-inch TV.
  • The image quality of most old monitors is worse than the TV shows. Especially if the device was used for many years, and his matrix lost part of its characteristics.
  • Almost all monitors have no dynamics, which requires connecting additional external columns.
  • For monitor alteration, in some cases it will take a certain experience of repairing electronic technology. With his absence, you have to contact the service.

On the one hand, remake the monitor to the TV is not always easy.

This will have to spend a certain time (during which it would be possible to make part of the amount on the TV receiver), the resulting picture is worse, and a decent amount may be needed on the purchase of additional details.

However, the costs are still less than the purchase of the TV, and some methods do not require neither investments or efforts from the user.

Monitors suitable for alterations

A good option for use as a TV for a kitchen or cottage are monitors with a diagonal of 17-19 inches SAMSUNG, LG and SONY.

This opinion is expressed by both experts and lovers who have already opened a peripheral device for a personal PC in a television signal receiver.

The quality of these models is higher than the products of other companies, and redo them is relatively simpler.

More modern monitors with a diagonal of 20 and more inches can be removed into the TV - but economically unprofitable.

First, they are quite suitable for use in basic purpose - to display images from PC.

In the absence of a need for a monitor, it can even be sold, compensating for a part of the purchase of the TV.

The optimal option is colored electric monitors with a diagonal from 15 to 20 or more inches. But only if they saved their color reproduction and clarity.

Models with a muddy and inappropriate image are better not to redo, and throw away, while maintaining your vision.

Fig. 2. Using a 17-inch monitor as a TV.

Fig. 2. Using a 17-inch monitor as a TV.

Connecting TV consoles

One of the simplest, at first glance, ways to make a TV from a computer monitor is to buy, connect and configure a special TV console.

Although choosing models that support analog broadcasting almost does not make sense - by the beginning of 2019 it is collected completely replaced by digital.

And, it means that the optimal option will be the purchase of a DVB-T2 or SMART TV model, which is operating when connected to the Internet.

DVB-T2 consoles

The advantages of choosing such equipment to transform monitors to televisions are:

  • Available cost. The appropriate option can be cheaper than 1000 rubles. (for example, supporting FullHD format The HobBit Uno model will cost only 850 rubles);
  • Simple connection and compatibility with the popular HDMI connector which can be found on most LCD monitors issued in the 2010th year.
  • Support for more than 20 channels. If you need to increase the range, buy the DVB-C consoles for cable TV or DVB-S - for satellite.

Fig. 3. DVB-T Prefix, converting a monitor in a TV receiving.

Fig. 3. DVB-T Prefix, converting a monitor in a TV receiving.

In the absence of the HDMI port, the old monitor is solved by the purchase of a special adapter - it increases the costs of rework, but there is no other output in this case.

The question with the monitor missing the sound is solved by buying and connecting to the console of audio colors.

However, some modern models are completed already built-in, albeit weak speakers.

Consoles Smart TV.

Smart consoles for the TV can be connected to monitors.

Such devices like MINI PC Smart TV Box MXQ 4K Android worth about 1500 rubles. Will provide not only broadcasting via the Internet, but also the ability to record video to the built-in drive.

This model has dimensions of the ROM 8 GB - enough to save from 1 to 4 standard films, depending on the selected format.

Fig. 4. Prefix to broadcast TV channels in the form of a mini-pc on android.

Fig. 4. Prefix to broadcast TV channels in the form of a mini-pc on android.

In fact, most SMART TV consoles are mini-computers designed specifically to connect to the TV.

All that is required to work such a gadget with a monitor - the presence of HDMI input or a special adapter to another connector.

The advantages of choosing this option include:

  • The ability to watch not only telecasts, but also streaming video (with YouTube and other social networks);
  • support for working with various applications (first of all, for Android OS, since most consoles work on this platform);
  • use of a TV to communicate in social networks and video phones;
  • Correspondence by email and other features available for owners of gadgets on Android OS.

Most smart consoles are completed with slots for installing microSD cards, which allows you to increase the size of the repository to record video and other files.

Although with the main task - to ensure the show of the TV channels - they copes well.

To a few shortcomings of the choice of such a variant of the transformation of the monitor, a weak sound of the built-in dynamics of such models belongs - although to increase the volume to them, you can additionally connect audio colors.

Buying a special board

The most difficult at the very beginning, but convenient to use the way to make a telepretector from any monitor is an embedded board of the Universal LCD Driver Board.

Equipment can be called differently, depending on the manufacturer.

However, the principle of operation, the advantages and stages of the connection in most such devices are the same.

The advantages of the use of boards include:

  • the ability to play not only analog broadcasting (which will soon stop), but also digital;
  • output of sound without the use of additional adapters;
  • control of the gadget with the remote control;
  • Compactness of all parts used for alteration, which are easily hidden in the monitor housing.

Fig. 5. TV from the monitor using the built-in board.

Fig. 5. TV from the monitor using the built-in board.

The disadvantages of this option can be called problems with placing the board in the building of most LCD monitors.

Solve them will be able to experience . Most non-professionals may not cope with this, and then the fee will have to be placed outside, which will make the appearance of the monitor not too attractive.

Stages of transformation of the monitor in a TV receiving

To embed the board in the monitor you will need to commit the following actions:

  • Prepare all the necessary tools and materials - scolding, soldering iron, pre-purchased fee, wires and loops, solder.

Fig. 6. A set of details for embedding the tuner board into the monitor.

Fig. 6. A set of details for embedding the tuner board into the monitor.

  • Remove the cover from the monitor by unscrewing all the fastening elements and gently folding them in one specified place so as not to lose until the assembly is completed.
  • Find the extension fee by disconnecting it from the loop and trying not to damage. A damaged loop will lead to the impossibility of continuing the monitor further alteration. Moreover, the device will stop working even as a display for a computer.
  • Check the marking of the screen matrix, which can be found if necessary, find the appropriate firmware for the device, and select the correct voltage for it.
  • Install the new one instead of the standard board. In the process of soldering, the display of the display loop should be observed.
  • After fixing the Universal LCD Driver Board board, set the appropriate voltage using jumper, which can be found in the instructions for the board. It is usually 12 V is a value that is suitable for most monitor components.

Most of these boards are equipped with IR-radiation receptions to control from the console, some of them support this function as an option.

Before assembling the monitor, make sure that the sensor is turned on, and determine the location of its location - sometimes the infrared module can be located outside by installing on the housing.

The last stage is a monitor assembly back and run it into operation.

Production of a TV from a laptop display

The TV can be made not only from the standard monitor for a desktop PC, but also from the laptop display.

To do this, you will need to buy another fee, La.mv29.p, and the controller suitable for it. Most of the action on the transformation of the display coincides with the monitor alteration.

List of differences Next:

  • Depending on the device model, the voltage can take value 3.3, 5 or 12 V.
  • During the installation process, the jumper switches on the controller and the flashing is performed using a special flash drive.
  • Inside the case containing the display matrix it will not be possible to place even the most compact fee.

Fig. 7. TV from the laptop display matrix.

Fig. 7. TV from the laptop display matrix.

The disadvantages of such a method of transformation of the display in the TV shows are small sizes.

The diagonals of laptop screens are usually within 14-15.6 inches, although laptops can be 10.1-inch, and 17.3-inch.

In addition, to accommodate the resulting design (screen and fees), you will need a new, specially manufactured body.

Connecting other devices

Mobile devices that can be connected to the monitor to increase its functionality are not only special TV consoles.

For the same purpose, you can use a tablet or smartphone on the Android platform.

But, if the gadgets are connected to the modern TV velter with Wi-Fi, you can only be connected to the monitor using a cable.

To use this method, you will need:

  • Mobile device with RAM volume at least 512 MB (for normal video playback in HD format, it will take no less than 1 GB).
  • Adapter with microUSB (or other port on a tablet or smartphone) on HDMI. Some tablet PCs are already completed with MINI / MicroHDMI entrances, there are practically no smartphones.
  • Mounted on mobile drivers and codec gadgets.
  • Telephone configured using a special application or site.

Fig. 8. Connection of a smartphone with a monitor.

Fig. 8. Connection of a smartphone with a monitor.

Should be aware : Even models with broken screens are suitable for operation, but able to display an image on the monitor. Therefore, almost any mobile gadget and monitor with the HDMI port can be turned into a telepretector. In the absence of a suitable connector, the adapter will not help, since it does not allow to transmit sound.

In addition to smartphones and tablets, other gadgets, including laptops and mini-pc on any operating system (not necessarily Android, can be Linux, and one of the versions of Windows can be Linux on the TV console - platform .

With their help, the old monitor does not turn into a regular TV, but the kit that is comparable of functionality with devices with SMART TV support.

Fig. 9. View broadcasting on the monitor by connecting to the laptop.

Fig. 9. View broadcasting on the monitor by connecting to the laptop.

The advantage of the symbiosis of the computer, smartphone, tablet and the monitor becomes the opportunity to use gadgets and basically intended (for calls, work or games).

The disadvantage is the increased electricity consumption, the maximum occupied space and a large number of cords.

However, in the apartment in any case, it is advisable to buy a normal TV, and such a system is suitable for summer cottages or temporary options.

Summarizing

It is not necessary to throw out an outdated monitor, even if it is not possible to use it to display information from a computer, give another user or sell.

The device is completely able to serve as a spare TV - for this you will need to put a certain amount of funds and, perhaps, make small changes in the electrical system.

Will help with solving the problem of improving the functionality of the monitor and other gadgets that do not even buy.

A source

I will share how I did from the unnecessary LCD monitor, which was already decently dusty, on TV. In my opinion I chose the easiest and budget way. Despite this, we will look at other options to, as they say, you have had a choice.
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1. Method. Connecting to a monitor using an external tuner TV or DVB-T2 console. First of all, it is necessary to determine which connections for the connection are on your monitor. I, as well as on many ancient LCD monitors, was a VGA connector. Who has an HDMI connector they are lucky. But do not despair in the same China full of adapters with HDMI on VGA very at a democratic price. My way is extremely simple I ordered an external TV tuner in China with a VGA connector. With the TV tuner, which was purchased by me under the analog TV. But due to the fact that in Russia somewhere they have already stopped broadcasting this standard, and in some regions will soon cease. I would have looked in the direction of TV consoles with DVB-T2 support and naturally with a connector that you need. Therefore, earlier and wrote that the owners of new monitors with the HDMI connector were lucky such consoles. Therefore, the choice would not wake up problems. Also for playing sound, we need small computer speakers that can be put next to the monitor. No one forbids you to connect and home theater. Setting the columns is primarily due to the fact that not in all TV tuners and consoles have built-in speakers. I want to note that if they are, then in most cases not the best sound qualities. And most models are completely deprived of the speakers.

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Place the installation of our future TV in the power to choose everyone I myself can only give a Lifehak. So that your TV occupy how less place you can hang for the bracket on the wall. And all the stuffing in the form of the prefix (TV tuner) and the speakers hide behind the monitor. Provided that they will be not big. A console is coming to any console, so that the presence of direct visibility is not as principled. My remote hits and not on direct. When our monitor is connected to TV tuner (consoles) VGA or HDMI cable. In the future, connect the speakers to audio output. And all our assembly is ready to configure it and use it.

2. The method using the PV Box consoles.

Let's figure it first that such a TV Box is. In my understanding, this is a miniature computer with all the elements that inherent in the desktop fellow. There is your own processor in most cases mobile, like the video core. Also 1 or 2 GB of RAM. Almost in 100% of cases are installed on it android. And on the basis of this, it turns out that this prefix connecting to the monitor can be enjoyed to increase the functionality. Not only to watch movies and swing torrents, but also play with friends to all games that are available in the Play Market. I also want to note that the Internet is necessary for the work of this console. Suitable as both Wi-Fi and the usual wired. In most cases, consoles have both of these connectivity. The method of connection to the monitor does not differ from the first option.

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3. Using the monitor controller (scoleler) This is the wildest and most budget way that is suitable only to a person with straight hands. If short, then this tv tuner card, which is embedded directly to the monitor case. That is, they hide everything inside its housing. Not any wires are not outside. The complexity of this method in the selection of components of the same loop to connect the matrix and the firmware of the board. I am silent about disassembling the monitor and finding the nutrition of the desired migraul on the monitor scheme itself. If you die, then dare. Here is one version of the scalera for example La. MV9.P V56. Instructions are full on the Internet and more detail.

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Making a TV from the monitor: 5 ways, how to use a monitor as a TV

Use the monitor as a TVThe question is how from the monitor to make a TV without a computer with your own hands, users ask often; Usually it is necessary if the old TV used, for example, in the kitchen or dacha, has failed, and do not want to acquire.

Alteration can be performed in several ways, from the simplest, implied the use of adapters, to complex, with the excavator of the boards and the dressing. In the article, we will offer several options for the transformation of the monitor to the TV - choose the most like and proceed!

What you need to know before the monitor alteration in the TV

As a rule, thinking about the process of alterations, users imagine as a source device a liquid crystal monitor - such models are distributed and eat in almost every home. In addition, there are often standing spare displays without affairs - quite suitable for alteration in TV.

The main advantage is the compact building, which can be easily placed on the desktop, on the coffee table - and any other level surface. However, in our case, small-size is rather minus: it is possible that you cannot accommodate the additional equipment needed to transform the LCD display in the TV, in the already small housing. Answer if a computer monitor is used as a TV, it remains positive - however, at least some of the electronics will have to be located outside. It does not occur with electron-ray tubes of such difficulties: there are plenty of places inside their buildings, and you can place additional fees in the most convenient way.

Replacing the failed TV shows on the monitor, you are fitting in the cost of purchase, and in the release of free space. Perhaps the spare screen would have stood without a business yet one year - and now it will be guaranteed to benefit - that, you see, much better.

However, the transformation of the LCD display includes significant cons:

  • You get a significant smaller viewing angle. You can watch the TV channels, only located directly in front of the flat screen - otherwise it is not possible to avoid distortion of pictures and blind spots.
  • Monitor diagonal, which is not sorry to allocate to work as a TV, will hardly be great. Usually it is 15, 17, 19, at best - 21 inches; Such a TV is suitable for accommodation in small rooms and a full-fledged family viewing will not be able to provide.
  • The image quality will not be at the height. You're not in vain that kept this monitor as a spare - most likely, it no longer gives still clear and bright colors. Think if you are ready to come to terms with such restrictions - or it is still wiser to buy a new TV, albeit with a small diagonal.
  • Lack of columns. Another point to be considered when considering the question is whether the monitor can be used as a TV. In the old displays, the speakers are usually not embedded - which means that the sound will have to withdraw in any other way.
  • Technical complexity. To turn the display, LCD or CRT, on TV, you will need at least to be able to solder. In addition, you need to be patient: the assembly and disassembly should be carried out as careful as possible, so as not to damage quite complex electronics.

It should also be remembered about the loss of time: it is possible that you would be easier to dispose of a free clock in order to accumulate to a new TV, and not mess around with the old monitor. It is impossible to guarantee and the quality of the picture displayed on the screen: it may be so low that you will spend your free time.

Ready to risk? Then come to work!

What monitors can come as a TV

For the equipment of the country house or the kitchen, almost any monitor will suit - but still, to get any decent image, we recommend to stay on models with a diagonal of 17 inches. The best manufacturing firms - Samsung, Sony, LG. Such displays are the easiest way to remake in a full-fledged TV, in the smallest degree sacrificing quality. In addition, such equipment due to technological features is easier to turn into TV - manufacturers use standard blocks and fees, the placement of which is easy to "edit".

You do not recommend redoing on TV Dear wide monitors: it is economically unprofitable, and in addition, you can simply sell an unnecessary display and put money for the purchase of a small-sized TV.

An ideal option for making a TV from the monitor, is standard ETT models with a diagonal of 15 inches. Follow the source image of the image: if it originally leaves much to be better, to enjoy the telephone after the alterations you will not work. Take advantage of your eyesight and nerves: do not use displays, knowingly giving a vague or rinking picture.

Is it possible to use the CRT monitor?

The devices that we will talk about in this section are used to work on PC relatively rarely: they are cumbersome, it is inconvenient to transfer and configure them, and the displayed image is often strongly inferior to liquid crystal models. Now you can use forgotten or left to extract equipment: Follow the instructions attached below to turn the display on the TV.

To work, you will need to stock up the following equipment:

  1. Graphic fee. It is she who is responsible for the chromaticity, and for the contrast of the picture - the final quality of broadcasting depends on these parameters.
  2. Antenna module. Accepts radio signals and converts information contained in them into the usual television.
  3. Control block. Allows you to control the receiving and data transfer settings - without the need to delve into electrical engineering.

All this equipment you can purchase in the Radioetting Store. It also connects to each other, and to already available charges by train. In the instructions below we will show how the monitor is made by a TV without a system unit, and now a few words about liquid crystal models.

Can I use the LCD monitor?

Displays of this type appeared in everyday life relatively recently and continue to be actively used. They give much better picture than CRT, and, if you do not need to work at a computer, may well be applied to make a TV from the monitor. No fundamental technical difficulties in comparison with models on the electron beam tube, except for too compact housing, you will not detect.

5 ways to make a TV from the monitor

Below we offer several working options for turning the display in TV. Additional equipment, as mentioned above, is necessary in any case; Depending on the method you choose, this may be:

  • Prefix with a TV tuner. Ports most often used to connect - AV (analog signal), HDMI (digital signal), RCA ("Tulips"). The equipment is intended for capturing radio and satellite waves with subsequent transformation and transmission to the TV. Suitable for receiving almost all standards of wireless broadcasting.
  • SMART TV prefix. Ports - AV, HDMI, much less often - "Tulips". It is an autonomous computing device with its own operating system. To make a TV for digital television from the monitor, it is enough to connect the prefix to the TV - and provide the device a stable reception of an Internet signal. Nothing else will need: the monitor will perform in the same role as when working on a computer - only as an output device.
  • PC or laptop. Ports are a different, from HDMI and DVI to VGA. In fact, the television is accepted using a system unit connected to the display. Thus, you can display any content: not only channels, but also data stored on a hard disk.
  • Tablet or smartphone. Ports - Micro-USB on the transmitting gadget and USB (ideally) on the receiving signal monitor. If necessary, you can purchase an adapter. As in the previous case, such a connection allows you to display almost any content to the monitor: from Internet television to downloaded or personally filmed files.
  • Universal driver for LCD monitor. We will tell about it in more detail in the relevant section.

The most acceptable port for connecting today is HDMI. If the connectors of this type are present on both devices, you will only need to purchase the appropriate cord. Otherwise, you need to buy an adapter - for example, with VGA on HDMI. Adapters are presented in computer equipment stores in almost innumerable diversity - find the appropriate option and go to the connection!

Method # 1: Connect the SMART TV to the monitor to the monitor

Perhaps the easiest answer to how to redo the monitor under the TV. Alteration of the monitor to the TV is performed by connecting the SMART TV console to which the Internet signal comes. After decryption and transformation, it goes on to the display you connected. Nothing is required - the main thing to turn the cord in advance (and, maybe an adapter) for connecting.

Benefits

Clear Smart TV is a complex and fairly expensive device equipped with its own OS and designed to work with the Internet broadcasting. Buy and use it exclusively for viewing the series in the kitchen it is impractical: in this case you will be a fairly simple tuner. If you are the owner of a full "wide" monitor that gives excellent picture, you can safely save on the purchase of a TV: it's enough to buy a smart console. Serious advantages of connecting consoles are:

  • Ability to broadcast video from a variety of hosting, including YouTube, sites, social networks.
  • Support for receiving a signal with a wired or wireless way.
  • Maximum picture quality: The digital signal is not transformed into analog.
  • Theoretical ability to use the console as an access point.

disadvantages

To the most significant disadvantages of using the console to transform the monitor to the TV include:

  • The need for a constant presence of a stable Internet connection. The channel must be wide enough, otherwise you will face constant free-win pictures.
  • Price. To get a monitor instead of the TV in the kitchen in this way, you will have to spend several thousand rubles; For such money, it is quite possible to purchase a small autonomous TV that does not require continuous communication with the Internet.
  • The need to purchase additional equipment. Depending on the current conditions, you may need to purchase an adapter for an HDMI cord, external speakers and so on.

Another minus smart consoles is the lack of an antenna module: you will not be able to receive TV channels transmitted in the video signal video. Will have to limit the Internet broadcasting; However, so you will get access to a significantly greater variety of programs, shows and news releases.

The prefix, equipped with all the necessary modules, can not only work with television broadcasting, but also to convert files to display the monitor used instead of the TV, create playlists, on schedule to record the broadcast you are interested in. In addition, you can connect an external drive, for example, a flash drive, to view the downloaded movie, photos or slideshows.

Smart TV Prefix Xiaomi

The figure above shows the standard equipment of a smart console. It is connected via an HDMI or AV port, and control the monitor converted to the TV, you can with the remote control. Among other things, the case has a connector for connecting a flash card, keyboard and / or mouse.

Features of connecting the monitor through a smart TV console

In itself, the connection of smart TV to the display is quite simple, without any intricate long settings. The question is how the monitor is made by TV through the console, actually solved by you when buying a console; But to deal with the ports present on the housing, it does not hurt - there are quite a lot of them even in the basic configuration. So, on the smart console you will find:

  • Nest for power supply. Standard round shape, calculated on the 5 volt input voltage. In rare cases, an additional mini- (micro-) USB port is replaced.
  • HDMI connector. Universal means of connecting to the monitor, TV and other techniques. It is available on each of the device under consideration. Allows you to freely transmit both video streams and sound. Perhaps the manufacturer attached to the console and cable you purchased - then you will additionally need to purchase except adapter.
  • Sound outputs. Can be presented in several varieties. The most common options present almost on each model are COAXIAL (coaxial connector) and SPDIF (optical connector).
  • USB. It can be represented on the case in the amount of one or several pieces. Often, in addition to the standard USB port, the manufacturer places on the console smart TV connector under the SD card.
  • The socket for connecting the Internet cable, according to which the signal itself is transmitted. Instead of a wired communication option, you can use and wireless: smart consoles are usually well operating on the Wi-Fi network.
  • Contacts under "Tulips" and other analog inputs. May occur on the housing in any combinations or not at all. If you need to connect the monitor as a TV, you can use the adapter.

Instructions, how to use the monitor as a TV, includes the first mandatory step: Connecting the device to the Internet. This can be both a wired method and without the use of cables, on the Wi-Fi network. Sometimes the Bluetooth module used can be built into the console, usually used to connect the keyboard and mouse.

If on both devices, monitor and console, there are HDMI ports, you will not see any compliance with connection. It is enough to connect them using a cable and carry out the primary setting of the transmitted image. It is more difficult to work if this universal connector is missing: then the adapters will have to use, for example, from VGA output.

One end of such an adapter purchased separately connects to the monitor; The second is connected to the cable included in the port of the console. Unfortunately, due to both the complexity of technology, and the unreliability of many manufacturers it is impossible to ensure that after all the efforts you will get any acceptable image: think again, is it easy to buy a small TV for the kitchen or cottage.

In addition to the adapter itself, you can purchase a slightly more expensive converter HDMI - VGA + Audio. The device converts the signal in such a way that the output is fully compatible with the video and audio used on the monitor. Accordingly, there are at least two cord from the converter housing: for video transmission (usually VGA) and audio (standard 3.5 millimeter plug). Is it worth spending time to search for an adapter and trying to deal with his device, not to mention the setup of the SMART TV console, solve only you.

Method # 2: Use a console with a TV tuner

So, the first method showed that you can use the monitor as a TV. The monitor as a TV with a digital TV tuner will work, showing you channels taken by means of antenna. To connect to old models, the displays will have to acquire the adapter - for example, such as shown in the figure.

Adapter HDMI VGA.

You may, in addition to this adapter, you will have to think about the output of the sound on the external speakers - it all depends on the monitor used as a TV. If there are built-in speakers on the device, you can not worry about it; True, sometimes the sound transmitted by the display itself, excessively quiet.

Connecting the monitor to TV TUNERA

As you can see from the drawing at the top, the antenna cable in this case can be connected directly to the tuner case. The latter performs decryption and conversion of incoming information, after which it transmits it to the monitor. For greater convenience, this prefix can be equipped with a control panel.

Most often used adapter with HDMI ("Dad") on a VGA ("Mom") looking approximately as shown in the following figure.

The device performs a digital-analog conversion; The sound is output by the selected cable of 3.5 millimeters. You can purchase an adapter and output audio; In this case, it will be necessary to remove the sound in any other way. The diet of the tuner is carried out due to the USB port; less likely - with the help of the "plug" attached by the manufacturer.

Benefits

Having understood whether to use the monitor as a TV through a TV tuner, we note the key advantages of the method:

  • Maximum simple connection. You can properly connect cables, antenna and power supply - without any thin settings.
  • Portability. The tuner electronics is enclosed in a small housing, which, among other things, can be easily fastened on the wall or hidden behind the panel.
  • Multifunctionality. In this case, you will not need to finally and irrevocably redo the monitor on TV. Just connect the tuner - and the display is turned off again can be used to work with PC.
  • The presence of own audio outputs. It is not necessary to connect the columns to the monitor or use the built-in speakers: the equipment can be connected without any problems and directly to the tune.

Since the TV tuner is extremely portable, it is possible to carry it with you to the cottage, and at the end of the work - to take back to the city, without fear of theft.

disadvantages

Unfortunately, this way to make a TV from the monitor has explicit cons:

  • Faint sound. Perhaps the speaker is built into the case - but you can not rejoice in high-quality rich sound in this case; Better immediately connect the external speakers.
  • High price. Of course, it is not a smart TV prefix, but give 3-6 thousand rubles for the ability to take a satellite signal to be necessary for you.
  • Minimum of additional ports. In the basic configuration you will not find any HDMI, nor, quite possibly, USB connector. It will take to buy an adapter - or choose a model for more expensive.

In general, the idea to make a TV from the LCD monitor and the digital console is good enough; As it is implemented, we will tell in the following subsections.

Compatibility check

Before connecting to the connection, look carefully, which connectors are available on the body of the TV console (tuner). Most likely, you will need to buy an adapter with VGA on HDMI, SCART or any other entrance. Decide in advance with all the necessary equipment, including, of course, and cables for connecting the console and monitor. Be sure to think how the sound will be displayed: some protocols, including VGA, maintain only the broadcast of the video stream.

What you need to connect

The first and most necessary in this case is the actual TV tuner that takes the signal at least the DVB-T2 standard. The functionality can be expanded, up to the ability to connect cable broadcasting. Most likely, the console will be equipped with HDMI and RCA ports; There are other, more exotic options. In general, the rule is simple: the more connector, the easier you will find the right one in your case.

TV tuner for monitor

Pay attention to the length of the purchased cables - it should not be too big, since the length is directly affected by the signal quality. Recommendations for those who want to use the instructions, how to make a TV from the old monitor, are:

  • For HDMI - up to 5 meters.
  • For VGA - up to 3 meters.
  • For RCA - up to 10 meters.

Antenna cable You can use the most common, so-called decimeter, or DMW. If, after connecting a wire, you see on the monitor, from which you try to make a TV, error notice, one of the cables are incompatible with the tuner you purchased.

How to connect a monitor via VGA

As we mentioned above, this interface allows you to transmit an exceptional video signal to the display; To output the sound, you will need to purchase additional equipment.

Connecting the monitor to TV TUNER VGA

The great advantage of VGA is compatible with all types of old monitors, with the exception of very rare models that have long come out. As usual, before the start of the connection, it is necessary to check the presence of appropriate connectors on both connected devices - and, if necessary, buy the necessary adapters and wires.

How to use an adapter

List some types of adapters that you can use:

HDMI VGA adapterSCART VGA adapterHDMI DVI adapter

In addition to the specified types of connector, "Tulips" are still used. These cables, provided that the connection is properly connected, can output the video stream and sound, at least in stereo-format. It should be remembered that, having broken, is it possible to connect the monitor as a TV, you will almost definitely encounter or with loss of quality with a digital-analog transition, or needed to use additional external speakers. In addition, you can never exclude the possibility of incompatibility of the adapter and tuner: to reduce the risk to a minimum, try to use only the connections built into the console, selecting the tuner model in advance.

How to set up sound

Since some of the interfaces considered by us are not capable of displaying audio information along with the video stream, prepare in advance to use external speakers. However, if you have the ability to use the HDMI port, this problem, like a loss of quality when moving from "Figures" to "analogue", is solved by itself. We also advise you to think about connecting external columns through the RCA port.

Method # 3: Use Universal LCD Driver

That is the way we wrote in detail at the very beginning. To use the method below, you will need at least at least to understand the electrical engineering. In addition, it is necessary to purchase a fee like Universal LCD Driver Board in advance - it will be for the conclusion of broadcasting to the monitor.

So, we buy everything you need and make a TV from the monitor. But before you start - a few comments on the pros and cons of the method under consideration.

Benefits

The undoubted advantages of the technology, which will be described in this subsection following:

  • The ability to broadcast on the monitor, acting as a TV, both analog and digital signal.
  • Built-in audio output module.
  • Ability to control the broadcast using the console.
  • Comparatively small size dimensions: it is easy to hide in the case, especially if it concerns CRT.

Assimate again: if you are the owner of the LCD monitor, which does not have professional electrical treatment skills, the manipulation suggests below can end the equipment. Think again if you need such an adventure - and whether it is not better to use any other methods from the methods offered in the article.

How to install a universal monitor driver

We start work. As a test sample, a rather widely widespread LCD Display of Samsung 920NW will be used, at the time of the transformation has already been transferred several repairs.

Monitor for use as a TV

In particular, condensers were replaced. As you can conclude, using the monitor as a TV in this case more than justified: Even if the device fails, it is not necessary to regret it very much about it.

Turn the monitor to the TV

Use to remove the back cover, covering the electronics, blotted scalpel or not too acute woodworking. If required, rejected the screws that hold the panel.

Unscrew the screws

Unscrew the central board, LVDS, and carefully disconnect all the loops from it.

Unscrew the central board

Depending on the model, this loop can be rather short.

Clay can be quite short

There are also more modern (and much more convenient for work) options for connecting the board.

Options for connecting board

Soldering on the loop will be some difficulties.

Soldering on the train

For comparison, we will show how the old fee from Samsung looks like.

What does an old board look like

To prevent an error, be sure to look, for example, on the Internet, specification for your model of the matrix. The document will describe in detail the location of contacts, operating voltages and other important points.

Find a specification for your model matrix

As we have already noted, in our experience, the LVDS standard matrix is ​​used. Such devices are produced for quite a long time, they have proven themselves perfectly - and can be applied far from only to equip monitors. Instead of the specified type, the manufacturer can use another, TMDS; Such a matrix occurs significantly less.

The wiring of the first type matrix is ​​ten differentiated channels. Depending on the characteristics of the monitor, not all of them can be used - for example, only four lines can be involved.

We continue the story, how to make a TV from a computer monitor. Soldering equipment to transform the monitor in TV. We will be directly to the original board - good all the contacts are signed and clearly visible.

Soldering

Prepare twisted wires in advance (for example, MGTF). In total, they will need 12 pairs: ten to transmit the signal and two to ensure the power supply of the matrix. In addition, you can prepare the veins in advance to communicate with the boards with the buttons and the photo reception. We recommend doing twisted pairs of standard length 26-28 centimeters; You can and shorter - but slightly.

Cooking twisted wires

At the time of the soldering, remove and fix the polymer film: so that there is no trace remains, it is better to do with the aid.

Secure the polymer film

Try to solder as possible: the distance between the contacts does not allow mistakes.

Try to solder as possible

Now we are looking for a TV tuner board specification - it is necessary to correctly solder it to the matrix. Before the next stage of the work, it will be nice to call each of the prepared wires and make a marker on the mark in order not to get confused.

Find the TV tuner board specification

So that the process of connecting the loop passes without interference, we use standard connectors by 40 and 15 (for the matrix, you need two pieces) pins. Distance between Pins is 2 millimeters.

Distance between Pins 2 millimeters

Return to the manual, how through the monitor to watch TV. Cut the wires transmitting the signal, and at least one row (and better both) inseerate to prevent an inadvertent closure.

Cut the wires transmitting the signal

A considerable part of the work has already been done. Now eliminate the built-in partition, which only interferes with the installation of a modified matrix inside.

Eliminate the built-in partition

At the next stage, you can safely switch to the connection of the power supply and the associated devices, including the inverter. For a start, we fall out diode bridge, condensers and choke.

We drop down diode bridge, condensers and choke

Making sure that nothing damaged, cut out, with the help of powerful scissors, part of the board. The plot on which previously disposable elements were placed again.

Cut part of the board

Drill on the rear panel of the monitor, turning into a TV, holes for placing the converted board. For greater accuracy, you can handle the finished holes to handle.

Drill holes

For fixation, you can use any suitable racks, for example, with M3 thread. Preferred length is about 20 millimeters. Immediately you can purchase and embedded speakers.

Stands

In the following illustration, you see, for which in one of the previous actions it was required to cut a piece of board.

A piece of board

In our experience, it turned out that the plastic back cover of the monitor body almost completely overlaps the connectors. But this is not a reason to abandon the instructions, as on the monitor to watch TV: it is enough to move the fasteners a few millimeters above. Other options are to move the board inside the housing or even install it in a small slope relative to the vertical line.

transfer fasteners a few millimeters above

In addition, it was necessary to modify the power of the board. Initially, it was calculated on the power supply from the 5 volt connector, followed by a voltage transmission to the inverter. In our case, it will be directly on the contrary: the fee will be powered by the inverter, which necessarily affects the voltage consumed. In order not to complicate your life with a conversion of 12 volts at 5 volts, we closed the jumper on the TV card, thereby aligning all the power sources to the required 5 volts. The unused contact "dressed" to the shrink so as not to use it even in random order. Other options are possible - focus on the current needs and features of your monitor, reselved in the TV.

how to modify meals

Now cut the 40-pin block into separate connectors. You can do easier and immediately buy connectors to the desired number of pins. In this case, it will have to pay a little more - but you will significantly save time.

Cut the 40-pin block into separate connectors

An additional equipment was attached to the model of the TV card acquired by us: a photodetector and buttons for external control. Following the instructions, as the monitor turn into a TV, you can set the accompanying items - but usually their dimensions do not fit into the configuration of the display housing. In the latter case, you can use the original buttons.

Set buttons

Connection must be carried out in strict accordance with the scheme given by the manufacturer; In our case, she looks like this.

Scheme

If for any reason the current option does not suit you, you can improvise using your knowledge of electrical engineering. In particular, in our situation there is an opportunity not provided for by the manufacturer the ability to place all buttons (only seven pieces) on the total contact K0. So you get the opportunity to use the keys:

  • On / off.
  • Increase / reduce volume.
  • Select the source of the video signal.
  • Transition to the system menu.
  • Transition to one channel back and forward.

Thus, slightly changing the wiring, we were able to get rid of the need to embed the tracks of the buttons, and also try to accommodate the photodetector panel to the already not constant housing. In this case, it may happen that the order of functional buttons is more or less changed - there is nothing terrible in this result.

During the modification, it may be necessary to change the number of resistors. In our case, three pieces were added, a total of 10 com. You can gain resistance from multiple resistors smaller - it does not prevent the monitor as a TV in the future.

Scheme 2.

During the experience, we have slightly changed the work of the diode: now it works only when the display is turned off.

Operation of the diode

At the end of the operation, we connected the photodetector - with the help of condensers and diode. Instead of the latter, you may need to install a resistor: you will find the appropriate information in the instructions attached by the manufacturer.

In our example, the example and receiver, and the keys are consigned from the total voltage source of 5 volts. To eliminate the lack of food, we do not recommend anything more than the connector used. In addition, it makes sense to acquire before falling out resistors magnifying glass: sometimes these are completely miniature elements, not exceeding 2 millimeters long.

Dropping resistors

We continue to turn the monitor to the TV. When installing racks for fixing the board, we really advise you to apply for separation from the chassis of the washer with a thickness of 1.0 millimeters; The diameter of the hole is up to 4.5 millimeters. Otherwise, the risk of damaging the coins used for fastening are gross: the chassis itself is not enough to allow quality to fix the fee. Set all modified elements on such racks, and then go to the next stage of the display of the TV.

If, due to the limited space, you will be configured to connect the sound connector, it should also be dropped, and then placed at an angle (or even perpendicular) to the board.

Putting the sound connector

Answer whether the monitor can work as a TV, you have long known; And we continue the story about the modification of the device. No matter how sad, after the first turning on the finished TV, we found that exactly no image appears on the screen - although the inverter, and all the other elements used in the work were obviously good. After a series of corrections, we got a dull image visible only when the flashlight is backlived. After another disassembly and soldering the second, older matrix, everything worked. Positive effect was achieved when moving to a new fee. It turned out that the whole thing is in contact that is responsible for adjusting the brightness: it has practically no voltage, with 3.3 volts necessary for it.

The fault was eliminated by installing a suspender on a TV tuner. If such is on the board of your monitor, you can use it.

Installing a suspender

As a result of all the manipulations of the display with a new attempt, it was safely turned on. In the course of further work, the frame size was adjusted under the matrix - but these parts are no longer applied to the monitor alteration. Despite all the difficulties with which we had to face, we got a fairly high-quality picture - in the photo below it is provided with a segment of the wire that replaces the full-fledged antenna.

Image on the monitor

On this with the alteration of the device under the TV, it was almost completely finished. Of course, stinging your hand, you can get and much more aesthetically looking for the result - but in general, homemade TV looks very good. Note that the photodetector was not fixed: it is sufficiently tightly pressed by the matrix to the outer panel and does not hang inside the case.

The monitor is turned into a TV

Complete the story, how to redo the monitor on TV. In order not to stay without sound, we decided to attach small speakers on the rear panel, a radius of about 25 millimeters. The thickness of them is approximately 7 millimeters. Using the templates printed on the printer for drilling holes, we prepared the loops for sound output. For greater accuracy, two drills were used: for drilling (1.5 millimeters) and drilling (4.5 millimeters).

Set speakers

The speakers themselves were planted on the inner surface with thermoclause. With relatively small power, only 1 watt, they give an excellent clear, well-distinguishable sound.

Speakers are installed

On this work was fully completed. Immediately after the final assembly, you can use the monitor converted to the TV: Take, switch channels, reduce or increase the volume of the sound and so on.

Method # 4: Connect a computer or laptop

This method is many times easier than the previous one. No need to turn anything, select condensers and resistors; It is enough to connect the monitor to the system unit using an HDMI cable. If the port of this type is not observed on the housing, use the appropriate adapter: they are presented in computer equipment stores.

Signal transmission is carried out on the Internet: To be able to watch favorite programs, talk shows and news releases, ensure yourself a stable connection. You can receive information from any online source; In addition, you can play the content already saved in the PC or laptop memory.

Also, in a stationary PC, you can connect and use the TV tuner board, which will allow you to take channels through an antenna cable.

In this case, it is impossible in the full sense of the word to say that you have turned the monitor to the TV: you only use the display to get an Internet signal - which, however, is much more convenient than messing with a soldering iron.

Method # 5: Connect the phone or tablet

The article about whether it is possible to make a TV from the monitor, completing the possibility of connecting to the display of a mobile gadget, from which, in fact, information will be transmitted. And in this case, speeches are not about complete rework: you simply connect a tablet or phone and monitor by cable, with Micro-USB contacts (for gadget) and USB (for monitor). If such a wire failed to find, use the adapter of the appropriate type; Two models are presented in photographs below.

Before buying an adapter, see which connectors are available on the monitor housing - so you minimize the risk to face incompatibility. With the phone or tablet, everything is easier: you will see on the gadget only one suitable for connecting to the display port.

Otherwise, the order of viewing movies, cartoons, TV shows and shows with a smartphone is no different from the console of a smart TV or a computer. The media content is transmitted from the device to the monitor over the cable, with a digital-analog conversion or without it, and then displayed on the screen. Consequently, you can view a completely accessible video on the monitor: from the movies saved in the memory gadget to live broadcast and streaming from YouTube. If you wish, you can even play on the big screen in mobile games - the control will be carried out using a touchpad or plugged joystick.

To turn the monitor to the TV, as you can see, you can in several ways: from extremely simple to complex, requiring experience with electrical engineering. Choose the liked option - and do not forget to monitor the correspondence of the connected contacts, loops and adapters!

Will this article help you?

Yes Not

Good day, dear readers of my blog! In touch Fedor Lykov. In today's article we will understand how to make a TV from the monitor.

No, of course, we will not make any magical way that your PC display will start catching a television signal, but with some of some cunning methods, you can use some old unnecessary monitor to view movies or TV shows.

This question is often asked by people who have no TV, and the purchase of a new thing is quite ordinary. That is why we are today and consider which opportunities are available to make a full-fledged TV from an unnecessary monitor!

And this does not necessarily have a modern display. For some methods, the oldest CRT monitor is also suitable, but, of course, the quality will significantly give way to options with newer LCD matrices.

Let's start directly reviewing and discernment, so I wish you a pleasant reading and proceed!

Available options

Of course, as I said, without additional devices you will not be able to make the display show at least something. Therefore, I will immediately tell you what of these can help you with this problem.

Device name Description Signal output connectors
TV prefix with TV tuner Device for transmitting a television signal to the display. At present, it is used to ensure that old digital television support TVs (DVB-T2, DVB-C) can catch an antenna signal. HDMI, RCA (Tulips), AV
SMART TV television console Device, which is a mini-computer, but with an installed operating system. Thus, it allows you to use the old monitor as a media player with Internet access. HDMI, less often RCA (tulips), AV
Connecting a computer or laptop Using any PC, you can provide yourself with the most different media content. With the help of the Internet, it is also possible to view online channels that are broadcast on television. HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, DVI-D, DVI-I
Connecting a smartphone or tablet Gadgets with Micro-USB or USB Type-C have the ability to purchase an adapter, and transmit an image to the display. As in the past case, you can watch a movie in various online cinemas. Micro-USB, USB Type-C

As you might notice, in most cases the HDMI connector is required. In the case when in your monitor it is - there are no problems. Connect and use.

But old monitors most often have only one single analog VGA port or DVI-I. In this case, adapters for the help will come to the rescue, converting analog signal into digital. Have it in mind.

And now I propose to consider every way in more detail.

Connect the console with TV tuner

With this device, we close as much as possible to make a real TV, as it is exactly the signal from the television antenna.

How to make a TV from the monitor

In the image above you can see an example of the usual console. The antenna is inserted directly into the device, and it already converts this signal to transfer to the display through the available HDMI or AV ports. The remote control is supplied to it.

In the absence of an HDMI on your monitor, look for and buy a VGA adapter (F) - HDMI (M) and thus connect them.

He looks like this:

How to make a TV from the monitor

This powerful converter easily converts a digital signal into analog, separating them to audio and video. There are also similar adapters without audio output, keep in mind that in this case you will remain without sound. For normal operation, additional USB power is required (as charging for your smartphone).

This is how it is possible to solve the problem, how to make a TV with a console!

We use the SMART-TV console

This device is intended to ensure that your old TVs can have access to the Internet, but it does not prevent us from using it with the same purpose, but for the monitor.

The difference from the previous one is the lack of a TV tuner and, accordingly, the inability to use to view the television through the antenna. If there are such things, then they will be not so easy to find them. The price is also different (Smart-TV will cost you more), but there is something to overpay here.

In good and not cheap devices, you will be waiting for a full-fledged mini-computer that will help you with media content through online cinemas, various video hosts and online TV sites. Do not forget about the possibility of connecting the external drive and viewing the films downloaded by you, photos and so on.

How to make a TV from the monitor

They look more modern and relevant in our time. In the picture above, I took as an example Xiaomi Mi Box S. Connection is carried out as an AV or HDMI, the remote control enters the kit. Also, there is a USB port for your external drives or periphery (keyboard, mouse).

As in the past case, if you are missing in the HDMI monitor port, then use the adapter converter.

You can often find similar consoles from various providers on favorable terms, so dare, gentlemen!

Connect a laptop or computer

The most obvious way, however, I have to consider it. Just not everyone knows that you can connect the display to the laptop! This question, by the way, I considered earlier in one of the previous articles. Be sure to read - information is useful.

In this case, there will be few problems, connect any of the possible ways (we use the converter adapter in the absence of the necessary ports that I viewed above), we go online and see everything your soul. Online cinemas will find without any problems, as they are now a very big set (film english, migo and so on).

You can also help sites with online broadcasting channels. For more convenience, you will only have to buy any universal console for PC.

Connect a laptop or computer to the monitor

I also note that sometimes there is no VGA connector on the computer video cards, but there is a DVI-I. In this case, you just need to find the most common adapter that costs small money.

Connect your smartphone or tablet to the monitor

If not one of the above ways you do not fit at all, that is, one last, which is suitable in case you want to do everything without a computer and TV tuner.

Modern smartphones have the ability to connect the display using the built-in Micro-USB USB port or USB Type-C. For this, of course, you will need to buy certain cords converters.

Connect your smartphone or tablet to the monitor

Connect the tablet to the monitor

There is a huge number of most different, so you will definitely find suitable and your monitor. You will not need any additional settings for this. Just clarify that kind of video interface that suits you and you are looking for the desired adapter.

What can be done with a smartphone or tablet? As in the case of Smart-TV, the prefix is ​​to watch online cinemas, video hosts and television channels that have online broadcasting.

If you wish, you can even play games on your device, but already on the monitor screen.

These are the ways to make a real TV from the monitor!

Conclusion

In today's article, we looked at 4 different ways, how to make a TV from the monitor. I believe that with the help of the considered options and minor costs, you can adjust the old unnecessary computer display for a useful case.

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Before you make a TV from the monitor, it is worth understanding for what reason such a need arises.

As a rule, this alteration may be needed to hold the owner of an old LCD monitor, which requires an inexpensive TV receiver for giving or kitchen.

Methods for solving the problem have a lot - from buying a special tuner or consoles before connecting to a mini-computer TV with internet access.

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Fig. 1. Old Elt monitor as a television broadcast.

Features of using the monitor as a TV receiver

Solving the problem of monitor alterations to the TV is usually associated with liquid crystal models.

However, if we are talking about embedded in the case of special boards, the optimal option is the ELT monitor, allowing you to conveniently place all additional parts inside the case.

When using the LCD monitor of the methods of obtaining a television signal on the screen, however, in most cases, all items will have to be placed outside.

The advantages of transforming monitors to televisions can be attributed to the purchase of a new TV shows in the presence of an old and unused monitor.

At the same time, the disadvantages of such a process are much larger:

  • The viewing angles of the LCD monitor is less compared to the TVs. You can only watch it, sitting right in front of the screen, which reduces the possible number of viewers.
  • The dimensions of old monitors are usually equal to 15-19 inches. They are only suitable for a small room - even the bedroom is easier to buy an inexpensive 24- or 32-inch TV.
  • The image quality of most old monitors is worse than the TV shows. Especially if the device was used for many years, and his matrix lost part of its characteristics.
  • Almost all monitors have no dynamics, which requires connecting additional external columns.
  • For monitor alteration, in some cases it will take a certain experience of repairing electronic technology. With his absence, you have to contact the service.

On the one hand, remake the monitor to the TV is not always easy.

This will have to spend a certain time (during which it would be possible to make part of the amount on the TV receiver), the resulting picture is worse, and a decent amount may be needed on the purchase of additional details.

However, the costs are still less than the purchase of the TV, and some methods do not require neither investments or efforts from the user.

Monitors suitable for alterations

A good option for use as a TV for a kitchen or cottage are monitors with a diagonal of 17-19 inches SAMSUNG, LG and SONY.

How to choose a monitor, you can read in this article

This opinion is expressed by both experts and lovers who have already opened a peripheral device for a personal PC in a television signal receiver.

The quality of these models is higher than the products of other companies, and redo them is relatively simpler.

More modern monitors with a diagonal of 20 and more inches can be removed into the TV - but economically unprofitable.

First, they are quite suitable for use in basic purpose - to display images from PC.

In the absence of a need for a monitor, it can even be sold, compensating for a part of the purchase of the TV.

The optimal option is colored electric monitors with a diagonal from 15 to 20 or more inches. But only if they saved their color reproduction and clarity.

Models with a muddy and inappropriate image are better not to redo, and throw away, while maintaining your vision.

Use a 17-inch monitor as a TV.

Fig. 2. Using a 17-inch monitor as a TV.

Connecting TV consoles

One of the simplest, at first glance, ways to make a TV from a computer monitor is to buy, connect and configure a special TV console.

Although choosing models that support analog broadcasting almost does not make sense - by the beginning of 2019 it is collected completely replaced by digital.

And, it means that the optimal option will be the purchase of a DVB-T2 or SMART TV model, which is operating when connected to the Internet.

DVB-T2 consoles

The advantages of choosing such equipment to transform monitors to televisions are:

  • Available cost. The appropriate option can be cheaper than 1000 rubles. (for example, supporting FullHD format The HobBit Uno model will cost only 850 rubles);
  • Simple connection and compatibility with the popular HDMI connector which can be found on most LCD monitors issued in the 2010th year.
  • Support for more than 20 channels. If you need to increase the range, buy the DVB-C consoles for cable TV or DVB-S - for satellite.
DVB-T Prefix, converting a monitor in a TV receiving.

Fig. 3. DVB-T Prefix, converting a monitor in a TV receiving.

In the absence of the HDMI port, the old monitor is solved by the purchase of a special adapter - it increases the costs of rework, but there is no other output in this case.

HDMI TO VGA adapter

The question with the monitor missing the sound is solved by buying and connecting to the console of audio colors.

However, some modern models are completed already built-in, albeit weak speakers.

Consoles Smart TV.

Smart consoles for the TV can be connected to monitors.

Such devices like MINI PC Smart TV Box MXQ 4K Android worth about 1500 rubles. Will provide not only broadcasting via the Internet, but also the ability to record video to the built-in drive.

This model has dimensions of the ROM 8 GB - enough to save from 1 to 4 standard films, depending on the selected format.

Prefix for broadcasting TV channels in the form of a mini-pc on Android.

Fig. 4. Prefix to broadcast TV channels in the form of a mini-pc on android.

In fact, most SMART TV consoles are mini-computers designed specifically to connect to the TV.

All that is required to work such a gadget with a monitor - the presence of HDMI input or a special adapter to another connector.

The advantages of choosing this option include:

  • The ability to watch not only telecasts, but also streaming video (with YouTube and other social networks);
  • support for working with various applications (first of all, for Android OS, since most consoles work on this platform);
  • use of a TV to communicate in social networks and video phones;
  • Correspondence by email and other features available for owners of gadgets on Android OS.

Most smart consoles are completed with slots for installing microSD cards, which allows you to increase the size of the repository to record video and other files.

Although with the main task - to ensure the show of the TV channels - they copes well.

To a few shortcomings of the choice of such a variant of the transformation of the monitor, a weak sound of the built-in dynamics of such models belongs - although to increase the volume to them, you can additionally connect audio colors.

Buying a special board

The most difficult at the very beginning, but convenient to use the way to make a telepretector from any monitor is an embedded board of the Universal LCD Driver Board.

Equipment can be called differently, depending on the manufacturer.

However, the principle of operation, the advantages and stages of the connection in most such devices are the same.

The advantages of the use of boards include:

  • the ability to play not only analog broadcasting (which will soon stop), but also digital;
  • output of sound without the use of additional adapters;
  • control of the gadget with the remote control;
  • Compactness of all parts used for alteration, which are easily hidden in the monitor housing.
TV from the monitor using the built-in board.

Fig. 5. TV from the monitor using the built-in board.

The disadvantages of this option can be called problems with placing the board in the building of most LCD monitors.

Solve them will be able to experience . Most non-professionals may not cope with this, and then the fee will have to be placed outside, which will make the appearance of the monitor not too attractive.

Stages of transformation of the monitor in a TV receiving

To embed the board in the monitor you will need to commit the following actions:

  • Prepare all the necessary tools and materials - scolding, soldering iron, pre-purchased fee, wires and loops, solder.
Set of details for embedding board tuner in monitor.

Fig. 6. A set of details for embedding the tuner board into the monitor.

  • Remove the cover from the monitor by unscrewing all the fastening elements and gently folding them in one specified place so as not to lose until the assembly is completed.
  • Find the extension fee by disconnecting it from the loop and trying not to damage. A damaged loop will lead to the impossibility of continuing the monitor further alteration. Moreover, the device will stop working even as a display for a computer.
  • Check the marking of the screen matrix, which can be found if necessary, find the appropriate firmware for the device, and select the correct voltage for it.
  • Install the new one instead of the standard board. In the process of soldering, the display of the display loop should be observed.
  • After fixing the Universal LCD Driver Board board, set the appropriate voltage using jumper, which can be found in the instructions for the board. It is usually 12 V is a value that is suitable for most monitor components.

Most of these boards are equipped with IR-radiation receptions to control from the console, some of them support this function as an option.

Before assembling the monitor, make sure that the sensor is turned on, and determine the location of its location - sometimes the infrared module can be located outside by installing on the housing.

The last stage is a monitor assembly back and run it into operation.

Production of a TV from a laptop display

The TV can be made not only from the standard monitor for a desktop PC, but also from the laptop display.

To do this, you will need to buy another fee, La.mv29.p, and the controller suitable for it. Most of the action on the transformation of the display coincides with the monitor alteration.

List of differences Next:

  • Depending on the device model, the voltage can take value 3.3, 5 or 12 V.
  • During the installation process, the jumper switches on the controller and the flashing is performed using a special flash drive.
  • Inside the case containing the display matrix it will not be possible to place even the most compact fee.
TV from the laptop display matrix.

Fig. 7. TV from the laptop display matrix.

The disadvantages of such a method of transformation of the display in the TV shows are small sizes.

The diagonals of laptop screens are usually within 14-15.6 inches, although laptops can be 10.1-inch, and 17.3-inch.

In addition, to accommodate the resulting design (screen and fees), you will need a new, specially manufactured body.

Connecting other devices

Mobile devices that can be connected to the monitor to increase its functionality are not only special TV consoles.

For the same purpose, you can use a tablet or smartphone on the Android platform.

But, if the gadgets are connected to the modern TV velter with Wi-Fi, you can only be connected to the monitor using a cable.

To use this method, you will need:

  • Mobile device with RAM volume at least 512 MB (for normal video playback in HD format, it will take no less than 1 GB).
  • Adapter with microUSB (or other port on a tablet or smartphone) on HDMI. Some tablet PCs are already completed with MINI / MicroHDMI entrances, there are practically no smartphones.
  • Mounted on mobile drivers and codec gadgets.
  • Telephone configured using a special application or site.
Connection of a smartphone with a monitor.

Fig. 8. Connection of a smartphone with a monitor.

Should be aware : Even models with broken screens are suitable for operation, but able to display an image on the monitor. Therefore, almost any mobile gadget and monitor with the HDMI port can be turned into a telepretector. In the absence of a suitable connector, the adapter will not help, since it does not allow to transmit sound.

In addition to smartphones and tablets, other gadgets, including laptops and mini-pc on any operating system (not necessarily Android, can be Linux, and one of the versions of Windows can be Linux on the TV console - platform .

With their help, the old monitor does not turn into a regular TV, but the kit that is comparable of functionality with devices with SMART TV support.

View broadcasting on the monitor by connecting to the laptop.

Fig. 9. View broadcasting on the monitor by connecting to the laptop.

The advantage of the symbiosis of the computer, smartphone, tablet and the monitor becomes the opportunity to use gadgets and basically intended (for calls, work or games).

The disadvantage is the increased electricity consumption, the maximum occupied space and a large number of cords.

However, in the apartment in any case, it is advisable to buy a normal TV, and such a system is suitable for summer cottages or temporary options.

Summarizing

It is not necessary to throw out an outdated monitor, even if it is not possible to use it to display information from a computer, give another user or sell.

The device is completely able to serve as a spare TV - for this you will need to put a certain amount of funds and, perhaps, make small changes in the electrical system.

Will help with solving the problem of improving the functionality of the monitor and other gadgets that do not even buy.

Source: https://pomogaemkompu.temteretik.com/1517231900024900517/kak-iz-monitora-sdelat-televizor-poshagovyevizor-poshagovye-instruktsii/

How to use a monitor as a TV

Connect the console with TV tuner

With this device you will come up as close as possible to make a real TV, as it uses the exact signal from the TV antenna.

How to turn the monitor on the TV

The figure above shows an example of the most common console. The antenna is inserted directly into the device, and it converts this signal to send it to the display using available HDMI or AV ports. The panel is included.

If your monitor has no HDMI, look and buy an adapter from VGA (F) to HDMI (M) and plug them in this way.

Looks like:

How to turn the monitor on the TV

This powerful converter easily converts digital signals into analog, breaking them on audio and video. There are also similar adapters without audio output, note that in this case you will remain without audio. For normal operation, an additional USB power supply is required (for example, a smartphone charger).

This is how to solve the problem of turning the monitor into a TV with a console!

SMART TV prefix

From a functional point of view, the smart-TV prefix is ​​the best way to turn the monitor on TV: you can not only watch ordinary TV shows, but also to use various "smart" applications, including playing 3D shooters or strategic games. The main disadvantage of such a console is the need to connect to the Internet. To connect such an accessory to the screen, a special HDMI-VGA adapter is required, which is used to transfer the image.

Connection options

A feature of this connection is that the VGA interface does not support audio encoders: you will have to use another channel to output audio. The easiest way is to buy an HDMI-VGA-minijack adapter by a 3.5 mm connector to which you can connect speakers. This adapter can be ordered on Aliexpress.

Since Smart Console is a multimedia solution, it is not recommended to use it only to view the TV shows. It is likely that you will spend extra money and realize that the simple tuner will be enough to meet your needs. However, the indisputable advantages of such an accessory include:

  • SMART HUB support. YouTube, social networks and other useful applications will be available on the usual video monitor.
  • Support Wi-Fi and LAN (Ethernet) compounds.
  • High image quality. Since the maximum resolution of the monitor matrix is ​​higher than that of a regular TV, you will be satisfied with the quality of the image at the output.
  • Additional place to access the Internet. The console solution can be used as a television unit or as a monoblock on a "truncated" operating system.

TV repair

Unfortunately, in "Extreme" conditions, all the advantages of this method are reduced to the dependence of the system from network access.

Connect your smartphone or tablet to the monitor

If none of the above methods satisfies you, there is another one that will work if you want to do everything without a computer and a TV tuner.

Modern smartphones have the ability to use the built-in Micro-USB or USB Type-C port to connect the display. For this, you, of course, will need to purchase special converter cables.

Connecting a smartphone or tablet to the monitor

Connecting the tablet to the monitor

There is a huge number of different, so make sure you find the one that suits you and your monitor. For this you do not need any additional settings. Just specify the type of video interface that suits you and look for a suitable adapter.

What can be done with a smartphone or tablet? By analogy with the SMART-TV television prefix - see online movies, video hosting and television channels with an online stream.

You can even play games on your device, but on the monitor screen.

Here is how to make a real monitor TV with your own hands!

Connect a computer or laptop

This method is many times easier than the previous one. You do not need to solder anything, select condensers and resistors, just connect the monitor to the system unit using the HDMI cable. If you can not find this port on the housing, use a suitable adapter, which is a lot in equipment stores.

Broadcast is carried out via the Internet: To view your favorite shows, talk shows and news, make sure you have a stable connection in advance. You can download information from any online source, as well as play content already saved on your PC or laptop.

You can also connect a TV tuner card and use it on a desktop, allowing you to take channels through an antenna cable.

In this case, it cannot be said that you have turned your monitor to the TV: you just use the display for receiving an Internet signal - which, however, is much more convenient than the soldering iron.

Alteration of the LCD monitor in TV

The world actively refuses desktop computers. And this is not surprising: in fact, today it is not difficult to buy much more compact devices, with more functionality. If you have an unnecessary LCD monitor, do not get rid of it. It can be turned into a good TV.

First of all, you need to buy all the necessary parts to turn the LCD monitor to the TV:

  • You need to buy a TV tuner:
  • For digital television you need to buy splitter and cable:
  • You need to buy an antenna, as well as a cable for its connection:

For high-quality connection of the new TV requires at least two outlets:

  1. One connector is used to power the tuner.
  2. The second socket is used to power the adapter.

First connect the antenna cable, and then insert the plugs into the outlet. At the same time, the tuner with an adapter that is responsible for food must be fixed from behind.

Note: The tuner has built-in speakers, so his sound will satisfy only the undemanding listener. But if you are an astrett and music lover, you will have to purchase an external speaker system: the sound will expand, you will immediately feel the difference. For example, Soundbar or standard speakers are suitable.

The TV made from the LCD monitor will be perfectly catching the channels. However, television broadcast in the HD format will be unavailable. It is this moment that can be considered the main disadvantage.

TV from an old etho monitor

Cathodic-ray tubes of displays fell out of use with the appearance of liquid crystals. However, few people sold or threw out electrical monitors from use, believing that their owners hid them, as they say "for later." Only today you can turn your old screen into the TV, giving the second life with unwanted equipment.

How to make a TV? We respond to the main question that is undoubtedly interested in absolutely everyone. The easiest way is to remove the control unit and the video card. It is also necessary to purchase additional accessories, they can be found in any store with television equipment.

The main condition is the presence of a VGA connector, without which it is impossible to convert the old electrical monitor to a full-featured television device. However, all old monitors were equipped with this port for connecting the PC system unit.

If you absolutely know anything about the electrical circuits, the main components of the computer, and then turn the old monitor to the TV is hardly done, it will still need certain skills and knowledge to perform the task.

For the created product, the following components are required and accessories:

  1. The most important functional device in television equipment is the module responsible for setting up the color of the image. It is the correct job of this node that determines the quality of the transmitted image.

Color module with AIWA TV-1402KE

  1. Radio channel - this module isolates the intermediate frequencies necessary for television broadcasting, from all incoming signals.

Radio channels 40-32V6GM-NIUI2XG modules

  1. The control unit is part that is responsible for setting up and controlling the TV in manual and remote modes.

Control unit for samsung UE32F4500AKXKZ TV

To make the TV on your own, connect the missing nodes together and insert them into the screen housing, first connecting them with loops with other basic modules. It is possible to improve the quality of the image you will need resistors that must be soldered. Then a comprehensive check is carried out.

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