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Day: June 8, 2019

Convert Your Computer Monitor to TV Using a Combo TV Box

After the emergence of LCD computer monitors, Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) display units became on the verge of extinction; however, continued innovative capability of human brain immediately discovered better ways to utilize unused Computer Monitors by using a combo box to offer capabilities similar to conventional television sets. In short, a TV combo box gives a computer monitor new capabilities to receive and display broadcast television channels. We’ve all witnessed mass replacement of cathode ray tubes (CRT) with latest liquid crystal display (LCD) units either by large corporations or individuals.

Cathode ray tube (CRT) technology used on old computer display units and television sets can be described as a vacuum tube fitted with an electron gun and a fluorescence screen that works by lighting an electronic beam which in turn creates images in the form of light emitted from the florescence screen. On the other hand, liquid crystal display (LCD) panels commonly used on modern computer monitors and flat television screen are best described as thin film transistor liquid display using liquid crystals to filter the amount of light entering the panel thereby creating images. A combo TV box came to the rescue of CRT monitors which were being disposed off as electronic waste after becoming redundant.

In order to give your computer monitor TV reception capabilities using a combo box, first you must purchase a genuine combo box from an electronic store. You’ll need to establish the kind of TV signal reception you would prefer for your combo box i.e. digital signals, analog signals or a hybrid (capable of both receptions); to make a more informed decision, identify available free to air channels in your area and transmission signals used. After you’ve made up your mind, consider visiting an available electronic store and purchase a combo TV box with VGA compatibility (able to connect with your monitor’s VGA port).

How to connect a combo TV box to your computer monitor;

• First, switch off the main device and monitor, then connect VGA output outlet from the combo TV box to VGA input outlet of your monitor.

• You’ll then need to connect the sound outlet from combo TV box to sound inlet of your monitor or external speakers if your monitor does not have in built speakers. This ensures you have sound reception alongside pictures from the broadcaster.

• Insert the antennae cable into the antennae cable interface of your combo TV box.

• Turn on the monitor and combo TV box; in most cases, the combo box is powered via VGA cable from computer monitor.

• You’ll notice a blue screen (not necessarily blue) on the monitor screen with TV menu, select search channels automatically. Channels having signals in the area will be stored; and there is your monitor TV.…

Why OpenEMR Has Bad Customer Service Reviews

Everyone is entitled to their opinion which comes from their experience with a particular product, service, or in this case software package. In reviewing the remarks that were left about the OpenEMR software, it is the intent of this article to highlight a few things about OpenEMR and rebut a few things people have said the software did not do. The rating is on these five things:

Ease of use


Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

At the time of this writing, there are only 5 reviews showing on the site. I will be commenting on those.

Ease of use:

Two people gave the software five stars, two people gave one and a half stars, and one person gave 3 stars. If you look at the diversity of entries, you can see a wide range of business types that have tried the product. One out of the five is a billing service. The rest are practices. The billing service gave the lowest score of all five.

That is not a surprise as that the software is not really written for a biller but a biller can do the billing out of the software. So, OpenEMR does not have all the bells and whistles that MediSoft has. However, it is fully capable of getting the job done when it comes to billing. A biller may have to think a little more than when using another billing suite that has been around long and is dedicated to billing. But if the biller takes their time, they will find all the tools needed to keep the office flush with cash flow.

Ease of use is a tricky thing because that really speaks to the state of mind of a person. It’s like the rivalry between MAC and PC. Some people use MAC because it fits the way they think. Others use PC because it makes sense to them. Everything is that way in life and purchasing anything. So, for some, it will be hard for them to pick up on how the software work and others will get it right away. We have seen offices that never took a day of training from us and picked up and used the software right away.


There was only one that gave this a 5 star. On this one, let’s focus on two of the comments. Like least was this comment “Super slow and it doesn’t check insurance eligibility”. Let us address the super slow. Without more details, the speculation here is that the program moved really slow. In our experience, this comes from one or three things. First, the computer that the software was installed on did not have enough horsepower to run the machine. OpenEMR is a fairly large program and if it is placed an old slow computer it will run slow. Secondly, if the software is not configured for the software package, it will run slow. These have been the main two reason we found that when people report …