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Old 12-12-2007, 13:50
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My lcd has a PCMCIA card slot, but the thing puzzleing me is what can i use it for, can i put in a wireless one and get feeds of the internet straight to my tv.

havnt got a clue on this one hope someone can enlighten me.
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Old 12-12-2007, 14:09
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Yeah .... mine has a PCMCIA slot in the back as well.

I'm sure the manual mentions something about it being for technical maintenance purposes only?
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Old 12-12-2007, 14:11
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Old 12-12-2007, 16:47
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PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association)

Some panels can handle around 8 different types of memory card, CF, MD, Magicstor, MMC, SD, SMC, XD, MS/MSpro, as well the CI Module for pay TV, which normally uses a different slot.

This feature enables you to view JPEG files (photos) via the panel, some will even let you listen to MP3 files.

Your manual should cover this feature if it has.
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Old 12-12-2007, 16:56
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I believe it's mandatory for any iDTV to support this feature.
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Old 12-12-2007, 17:06
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If it is a Digital TV then the most likely use will be as a CI slot for something like a TopUpTV card for example
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Old 12-12-2007, 20:28
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I believe it's mandatory for any iDTV to support this feature.
Yes, over a certain size screen EU regulations require a CI slot for subscription services.
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Old 12-12-2007, 22:54
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PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association)

Your manual should cover this feature if it has.
Thanks i know what pcmcia stands for i am a geek, but my manual said nothing of it only mentioned it had the card slot, what type would i need for displaying photos etc.
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Old 12-12-2007, 23:40
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The TV you have is very unlikely to support pics through the PCMCIA slot.
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Old 12-12-2007, 23:58
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The PCMCIA card slot is for a Conditional Access Module (CAM) to allow you to watch subscription pay-tv without having a STB.
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Old 13-12-2007, 11:27
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Thanks i know what pcmcia stands for i am a geek, but my manual said nothing of it only mentioned it had the card slot, what type would i need for displaying photos etc.
These slots would be different to the PCMCIA slot, as already explained this slot is for a CI Module. The slots I mentioned earlier are just the basic memory card slots, ones that can be found on certain displays, LG for example, where some of their models carry the X Studio feature.

If your display featured something like this it would more than likely be covered in the manual, but if it only mentions the card slot and refers to PCMCIA then this would be for a CI Module (pay TV).
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