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Turning my PC monitor to a TV ?

Hello,
I bought new monitor, so I want to use my old monitor to run a VCR or PS2, how can I do that ?
Please, note that I do not want the monitor to function as complete TV, I just want it to accept input from VCR or PS2. Also, the monitor will run at its own without being connect to a PC. I was able to use my monitor to accept input from VCR or PS2, but it should be connected to the PC to do that which I don't want in this case.
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chicagoanCommented:
You need some sort of stand-alone device to convert your video signals to VGA output, take a look at
www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005U5RT/frankboffey
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Kyle SchroederEndpoint EngineerCommented:
What you need is called a TV-to-VGA Scan Converter.  Generally they're used the other way around from what you're wanting to do (i.e. PC to TV via VGA out on PC), but they will go the other way too.  Here are a few:
http://www.omegamultimedia.com/products/tv_one/cheesebox.htm ($99)
http://www.omegamultimedia.com/products/tv_one/vgatheater.htm (more full function, $129)
http://www.hallresearch.com/brochures/converters/tvb-200.htm
http://www.google.com/search?num=30&hl=en&q=%22scan+converter%22+monitor+TV-to-VGA (where I found these, links to many others)

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killer4everAuthor Commented:
They are more expensive than I thought,

Will this work ? (on ebay).
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3404457203
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Kyle SchroederEndpoint EngineerCommented:
Well, ya can't get somethign for nothing...I dunno about the Ebay link, my company blocks *.ebay.com so I can't see it, but if it doesn't say "TV-to-VGA scan converter" then probably not.  There are alot more devices that go the other way around (PC to TV converters).

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chicagoanCommented:
Just the opposite of what you're looking to do, it connects the VGA out from your computer to a TV.
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Kyle SchroederEndpoint EngineerCommented:
killer4ever:

Anything else we can help with?  There don't seem to be alot of TV-to-VGA converters out there...

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killer4everAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot,
Actually, I was looking for something cheap (under $40). If I have to pay more than one handred, I would buy a TV better :)
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chicagoanCommented:
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