How to Turn a Dell Monitor Into a TV

Enjoy TV programs on your Dell monitor by hooking up an external TV tuner between the monitor and a source such as a cable TV box. External tuners are available at electronics and computer stores, with simple cable connections that jack into a cable box on one end and to the Dell monitor's USB port on the other.

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Connect the Dell monitor to the tuner with a USB cable.

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Attach the three plugs on each end of the composite cable from the matching color output jacks on the cable box to the TV tuner.

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Plug in the USB cable from the tuner to the port on the back of the Dell monitor.

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Turn on the monitor by pressing the power button and adjust the volume control for the built-in speakers.

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Turn on the cable box and TV tuner.

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Press the channel selector buttons on the tuner's remote control to change channels on the Dell monitor.