How to Turn a Dell Monitor Into a TV

By James Clark

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.

Things You'll Need

  • External TV tuner
  • Composite AV cable
  • Cable TV box or other source
  • USB cable

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

Turn on the cable box and TV tuner.

Step 5

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