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Offline max_cady

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What to do with an old VGA monitor?
« on: September 28, 2012, 08:33:43 am »
Hey, guys, this is something that I need a little help on what to do?

You see, there have been some changes in my bedroom. I retired my 14-year old desktop PC and repaired a somewhat usable Packard Bell Laptop to fill in it's place. My old PC had an Asus LCD monitor in which I used to play some of my 360 games through the VGA cable.

But after I got my 23-inch LCD TV with an HDMI port, it's made my VGA monitor seem redundant.
I've been pondering some options, namely getting a special VGA/TV box and turn it into a TV.

What do you guys think?

Offline upsidedown fuji

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Re: What to do with an old VGA monitor?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 06:54:53 am »
If you have a Dreamcast and some light guns why not use the CRT monitor as a dedicated Dreamcast unit. That's what I did when I had an old CRT lying around at my old place. I kind of wish I still had one now. :(

Offline max_cady

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Re: What to do with an old VGA monitor?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 07:07:21 pm »
That's a good idea, except that unfortunately I never had a Dreamcast VGA cable.
I have plans to get a cheap PS2 or a PS3, if lightining strikes and I get one in a fire sale or something.

Right now it's just takin' up space...

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Re: What to do with an old VGA monitor?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012, 02:30:02 pm »
SMASH IT!!!

Offline max_cady

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Re: What to do with an old VGA monitor?
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 03:05:11 pm »
Nah... Even when I'm pissed off I cannot bring myself to smash anything...

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Re: What to do with an old VGA monitor?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012, 06:06:35 pm »
I support the VGA Dreamcast idea thing!

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Re: What to do with an old VGA monitor?
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 05:03:17 pm »
Looks like I found a few interested customers on OLX.pt. I'm going to sell it.

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Re: What to do with an old VGA monitor?
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 05:27:41 pm »
NOOO!!!

you own a piece of history of technology, you can't sell it!

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Re: What to do with an old VGA monitor?
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2012, 03:09:44 pm »
Too late. I sold it to a Tech Support guy a few minutes ago.
This discussion is over!

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Re: What to do with an old VGA monitor?
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2012, 03:18:43 pm »
inb4 lock

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Re: What to do with an old VGA monitor?
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2012, 03:25:44 pm »
I think we should leave this open in case any other members have old VGA monitors.

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Re: What to do with an old VGA monitor?
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2012, 06:17:26 pm »
Why are we all afraid of giving up this thread? We could just sell it on OLX.pt
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Re: What to do with an old VGA monitor?
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2012, 08:07:18 pm »
Why are we all afraid of giving up this thread? We could just sell it on OLX.pt

This thread is a piece of history, we must preserve it.

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Re: What to do with an old VGA monitor?
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2012, 07:32:11 pm »
True, as useless as they are for entertainment purposes (ie. LCD TV being affordable and more commonplace and nobody plays with that massive VGA cable anymore), the regular LCD monitor still plays a vital role in tech support and other areas.

Tech Support:
Example, if you smash the screen on your laptop, it's going to be a bit of a problem to fix it, right, simple hook it up to an LCD screen via the VGA output and salvage the data.

Software Engineering
This is pretty common, a lot of big shot programmers require two or more screens to check various tasks.

Use it as a regular TV
Get a Set Top Box that has VGA input(which are quite rare these days) and a couple of speakers and you might get something good out of it.

Offline CharlieChapman

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Re: What to do with an old VGA monitor?
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2013, 08:56:01 am »
Hey, guys, this is something that I need a little help on what to do?

You see, there have been some changes in my bedroom. I retired my 14-year old desktop PC and repaired a somewhat usable Packard Bell Laptop to fill in it's place. My old PC had an Asus LCD monitor in which I used to play some of my 360 games through the VGA cable.

But after I got my 23-inch
led lights with an HDMI port, it's made my VGA monitor seem redundant.
I've been pondering some options, namely getting a special VGA/TV box and turn it into a TV.

What do you guys think?


hello friend I know thread is bit old but what you did with old VGA monitor? I am trying to dispose it off so is there any better way to utilise it? Please reply
« Last Edit: August 06, 2013, 10:43:02 am by CharlieChapman »