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I have a spare flat screen monitor and also a spare digi box is there anyway I can link these together to make a spare tv or are they two different formats and incompatible.

The monitor is lcd.

Jonathan :Stinky

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The digibox is very unlikely to have a VGA 15 pin output, and most flat screen monitors don't have composite are scart inputs.

You need to look at the input sockets on the monitor. It'll have a 3 row 15 pin vga socket, and maybe a DVI socket. What you need is either a scart socket, or a composite phono socket for video (yellow).

Really modern monitors sometimes have HDMI sockets, as do the latest HD set top boxes.

The other basic question, is does the monitor have audio (speakers and amp) ?

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You may be ok with that. (may be...) :)

The audio is sorted, no problem getting a scart to phonos with the audio left and right. You can even get a scart plug with the phono sockets on the back of it, so you could then just use two phono to phono leads to connect the audio.

The didgibox having an hdmi does open up more possibilities.

You can get an hdmi to vga lead http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1-8m-GOLD-PLATED- ... 27aeb25082

But, when an HDMI signal is being output, it'll be expecting 1280x720 or 1920x1080 resolution on the monitor, and anything but the latest monitors might not support that.

The only way to get the lower res composite, svid, or rgb video outputs from the scart is by cables with a converter in them, which Gordon mentioned.

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