Security TV Monitors and real TV sets?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by bundick, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. bundick

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    Dec 19, 2007
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    I've been given a TV that was part of a security system.:confused:
    When I get it in the daylight I'll get some numbers for you guys.

    My question now is: What's the difference between the Security Monitor, and a real TV set?
    Is the Security monitor capable of becoming real TV set?

    If yes, I'll come back with numbers.

    If no, but it can be used for something else, I'll also come back with numbers.;)
     
  2. rspuzio

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    Jan 19, 2009
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    > My question now is: What's the difference between the Security Monitor,
    > and a real TV set?

    A tuner

    > Is the Security monitor capable of becoming real TV set?

    You could add a tuner too convert the signal from the antenna into
    a video signal which the monitor could display. Now that there was the
    recent analog-to-digital switch, you should be able to use a converter
    box --- at least the one I got has a composite video output which should
    work with a security monitor.
     
  3. bundick

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    Dec 19, 2007
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    If I understand you correctly, I can get the Reciever box from the Sattalite (Dish network) and connect the two and have a TV set?
    Thank you for that.
    Dick
     
  4. rspuzio

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    > I can get the Reciever box from the Sattalite (Dish network) and connect
    > the two and have a TV set?

    As long as they use the same type of signal, sure. Since composite video is
    pretty standard, it sounds pretty likely they will both use it, but you might
    want to double check before getting the receiver box.
     
  5. Von

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    It (security monitor) probably doesn't have any audio circuitry so you might need an amp and speaker(s) too.
     
  6. bundick

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    Dec 19, 2007
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    I'll hook it up to my current receiver and see.
    Thanks all.
     
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