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Turn a TV into PC

Discussion in 'Beginner Electronics' started by R Cruz, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. R Cruz

    R Cruz Guest

    The device that I will sketch vaguely doesn't exist, but if I can imagine
    it anyone can.
    I imagined a similar apparatus to a Converter or Decoder that it could be
    placed over a television set, with an infrared sensor what would receive a
    lightly more complicated signal that that of a remote control of TV, since
    it would come from a wireless standard infrared keyboard for PC, with
    incorporate touchpad to replace the mouse.
    Besides the traditional input of video signal by coaxial cable and the
    output to the TV, this apparatus would have a connection with a PC that
    could be by means of an UTP cable with connectors RJ-45 for a standard
    Ethernet 100BaseT LAN network, or by means of the same coaxial cable.
    In this way, this device, when connecting the main entrance device (the
    wireless keyboard with touchpad), to the PC and the television, it would
    transform to this last one into the Monitor (the main exit device) of a
    Terminal (without CPU, memory, hard disk neither CD reader), and to the PC
    into a Server of the LAN that would contribute the whole necessary
    hardware and software.
    This device should not be much more expensive that the sum of its main
    components: a network card, a video card, a power source, a converter
    DAC/ADC, etc.
    Due to the notable difference of prices, it is much more common to find
    more than a TV in the homes that to find more than a PC, for what I
    believe that the potential market is quite big.
    And it could be a solution to a quite common problem that one has when
    somebody wants to use the PC and he/she has to wait their turn because it
    is being used by another member of the family.
    The main difficulty that I considered it is that I think that a great
    political obstacle should exist so that an apparatus like this doesn't
    exist after more than a decade of presence of the technology that could
    have made it possible: I thought that their existence would not have been
    allowed because it would prevent the Big Brother to know exactly who is
    doing what with the computer. I think that to hinder this surveillance is
    vital because without privacy there is not freedom, and without freedom
    the life is not worthwhile.
     
  2. The device you describe is no different from a PC-based dumb terminal
    with TV out functionality.

    Cheers,
    Nicholas Sherlock
     
  3. eliteprayer

    eliteprayer Guest

    You also can turn a PC into TV by simply install the TV tuner card. It
    is much more easier and cheaper to turn a TV into PC.
     
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