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    Is it possible to connect a DVB-T2/C receiver box using HDMI to a PC monitor and have sound by connecting external speakers to the audio (headphones) output on the back of the monitor? The monitor is 4k and I want to use picture in picture to watch TV in full HD in a small window while doing other things. Will I have any issues?
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    Originally Posted by kyrcy View Post
    Is it possible to connect a DVB-T2/C receiver box using HDMI to a PC monitor and have sound by connecting external speakers to the audio (headphones) output on the back of the monitor? The monitor is 4k and I want to use picture in picture to watch TV in full HD in a small window while doing other things. Will I have any issues?
    Which 4K monitor and DVB-T2/C receiver box will you use?

    Features like picture-in-picture are often provided through display management software running on the PC, rather than through the monitor's firmware.

    PC monitors also vary in their ability to accept interlaced video and accept refresh rates below 50/60 Hz. Can the DVB-T2/C receiver box deliver 1080p video at an acceptable refresh rate for the monitor? If not, is there an another output setting that is compatible with the monitor?
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    4K monitor will probably be a Samsung 28 LU28E590DS (which according to specifications does PIP through its firmware) and DVB-T2/C receiver box a Globo GL-100. Not sure what is an acceptable refresh rate for the monitor.
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    I downloaded the Samsung LU28E590DS manual. The manual never mentions anything about the monitor's ability to accept interlaced video for any purpose.

    Page 60 in the manual states that if you want to use "Screen Fit" to for the PIP window's aspect ratio, the video input for the PIP sub-window must be one of the following: 480p, 576p, 720p, or 1080p. ... but notes that not all models accept all of these resolutions! Page 60 doesn't list required resolutions for the 4:3 or 16:9 setting for the PIP window, but it seems reasonable to assume that 1080p would be OK. Based on the frequency table on page 92, I am going to guess that 1080p video at 24 Hz, 25 Hz, 30 Hz, 50 Hz or 60 Hz is acceptable for the PIP window.

    The page I found for the Globo GL-100 said it supported video output at 1080p but doesn't list a frequency or frame rate. I am going to guess it is one of those I listed above, so the monitor can probably do what you want it to do, but there is no way to be certain based on the available documentation.
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    Originally Posted by usually_quiet View Post
    I downloaded the Samusng LU28E590DS manual. The manual never mentions anything about the monitor's ability to accept interlaced video for any purpose.

    Page 60 in the manual states that if you want to use "Screen Fit" to for the PIP window's aspect ratio, the video input for the PIP sub-window must be one of the following: 480p, 576p, 720p, or 1080p. ... but notes that not all models accept all of these resolutions! Page 60 doesn't list required resolutions for the 4:3 or 16:9 setting for the PIP window, but it seems reasonable to assume that 1080p would be OK. Based on the frequency table on page 92, I am going to guess that 1080p video at 24 Hz, 25 Hz, 30 Hz, 50 Hz or 60 Hz is acceptable for the PIP window.

    The page I found for the Globo GL-100 said it supported video output at 1080p, but doesn't list a frequency or frame rate. I am going to guess it it one of those I listed above, so the monitor can probably do what you want it to do, but there is no way to be certain based on the available documentation.
    Thank you for your time and advice. I was thinking to get a TV monitor, but I could not find one supporting a resolution above full HD. I already have a 24" TV monitor and ideally I would like something larger. I did find a Samsung 32" full HD monitor TV, but I did not like it as it was curved and its picture not impressive. I already have the Globo GL-100 and I could get a different DVB-T2/C receiver box if it does not work well with the monitor.
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