How can I convert a built-in digital TV tuner into an external digital set top box?

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  1. Scott_in_Benton_Arkansas

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    I have a Samsung UN19F4000AFXZA LED TV with a cracked LCD. If I can't find a replacement screen from salvage, how can I convert the built-in digital tuner into an external digital set top box?* I want to receive ATSC over-the-air digital TV signals for display through the tuner to an LCD computer monitor with a DVI input.

    *Conceptually similar to the one featured here:
    http://www.firebird-systems.com/graphics/dct310/digital-tv-tuner-hdmi-dct310.shtml

    Here's a link for the TV, which is still available for sale:
    http://www.crutchfield.com/S-nKxWZtiEMfy/p_30519F4000/Samsung-UN19F4000.html

    Scott
    Benton, AR
     
  2. Dodgydave

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    Yourr best solution is to feed the signal from the scart socket or av to another monitor..
     
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  3. Scott_in_Benton_Arkansas

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    May 20, 2016
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    Thanks, Dave! This set has no SCART socket, but it does have two HDMI sockets: one is labeled "HDMI In 1 (STB)" and the other is "HDMI In 2 (DVI)." If I understand you correctly, is there a way to use one of them as an "HDMI Out?"
     
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