i have a newer(maybe 2 years old with VERY little use) 32" phillips tv that just sits in my room, since my roommate has a plasma in the living room i never watch mine. in fact it aint even hooked up
i plan on buying my first computer here soon(i have always just used friends or the ones at work) and it would be nice if i could just use my tv instead of getting a monitor and a desk, not to mention the space it would take up.
my only plans for the computer would be to surf the net, download/burn music, and upload pics from my digital camera. i don't do any computer gaming at all.
the back of the tv has a S-video in plug, along with three other rca plugs(one is blue, one is green, and i believe one is either red/yellow)
one of my co-workers said i might need a bigger video card. anyone have any advice/tips/info?
It will look like shit. S-video on any size tv will require that you run something like 800x600 at the largest in order to actually see any writing or anything. You can get a pc with a 19in lcd for like 600 at walmart.
s-video will look like shit. not only is your max resolution 800x600 but a tv's dot pitch is horrible compared to a monitor, which means text becomes a lot harder to read because everything looks kinda fuzzy.
s-video is fine if you just want to output to watch some a movie or something but I wouldn't use it as my primary monitor.