How to connect a dellE228WFP 22" LCD monitor to a time warner cable box?

A friend recently gave me an dell monitor which has dvi-d and d-sub(hd15) connections i want to use it as a tv....i've been to a pc store 3 times now looking for the right cords...1st they sold me a vga to vga witch was useless i only could watch dvds on my laptop on the monitor...2nd time they sold me an vga... show more A friend recently gave me an dell monitor which has dvi-d and d-sub(hd15) connections i want to use it as a tv....i've been to a pc store 3 times now looking for the right cords...1st they sold me a vga to vga witch was useless i only could watch dvds on my laptop on the monitor...2nd time they sold me an vga to rca(red,yellow,white) adaptor (females) i had to by the male parts also...useless...i tried to plug it up 2 my dvd player and it didnt do anything....3rd time they sold me an hd15 male to rca (red,blue.green)cord....I got basic cable right now so no box plan on having a box buy this friday...what time warner box should i get? Someone pleaseeeee help im stressing and missin all my tv shows =(


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General
Display Type LCD display / TFT active matrix
Width 20.1 in
Depth 5.9 in
Height 16.1 in
Weight 15.4 lbs
Enclosure Color Black
Display
Diagonal Size 22" - widescreen
Viewable Size 22"
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch 0.282 mm
Max Resolution 1680 x 1050 / 60 Hz
Color Support 24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Max Sync Rate (V x H) 75 Hz x 83 kHz
Response Time 5 ms
Display Positions Adjustments Tilt
Display Screen Coating Anti-glare, hard coating
Signal Input DVI-D, VGA
Features HDCP
Image
Image Brightness 300 cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio 800:1
Image Max H-View Angle 160
Image Max V-View Angle 160
Video Input
Analog Video Signal RGB
Digital Video Standard Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
Expansion / Connectivity
Interfaces 1 x DVI-D - 24 pin digital DVI 1 x VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
Miscellaneous
Cables Included 1 x VGA cable
Flat Panel Mount Interface 100 x 100 mm
Features Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), wall mountable
Certified for Windows Vista Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.
Power
Form Factor Internal
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Consumption Operational 40.6 Watt
Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep 2 Watt
Update: what cords will I need?...will my monitor even be compatible 4 this?
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