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I am thinking that it might be time to get a new TV. Got a little one for the guest room and I was pretty darn amazed at the functionality. I felt like a New Guinea tribesman when faced with Abduls Win 98 machine.

Anyway, one thing still prevents me from going whole hog such as it is. I still play games on the PC and I need to be able to get the video from the PC to the tv. Without an hdmi cable.

Possible?
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I seem to recall in the early days of the PC, using a TV set as a monitor was a cheaper option but rather inferior to a real monitor.

OK modern TVs are lots better, but you might want to look up some PC documentation circa 1980 to see how to hook it up. :ball8:
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I did that back in the day. I forget what the gizmo was called but it basically put a carrier on the video signal from the PC. The resolution sucked but at the time I was paying on a 45" Sony Rear Projection TV!!! Yowsa!!!

With an HDMI cable, the TV looks fabulous. Now, how to get rid of the damn wires.
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goddamit rob, would you please comment?
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Thanks Rob.

This looks like it. Their description sucks hobo balls. Do you need two of them? And nowhere is price mentioned.

Who writes that tech crap?
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https://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-Screen ... HJ1ZQ&th=1

Hmmm seems if you have "Miracast" on your PC you can wireelssly connect to a tv/monitor. If it is a new thing then you just do it, if it is old, you need the receiver found at the link above.
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