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Recommended 1080p HDMI monitor?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by DaveF, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. DaveF

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    I think I need a low-cost 1080p HDMI monitor, to use for configuring my HTPC. It's a nuisance to power up the projector, and use it for Windows desktop, anytime I want to work on the HTPC. It's also probably not great for the projector. But I won't use the monitor much once the PC is configured and the theater room is complete: so in about 3 months, the monitor will be rarely used.

    Something about $100 or less would be best. NewEgg sent me an ad that looked attractive. But I'm so out of date on the monitor situation, I don't know if this is a good option or not. Recommendations?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009754&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=EXPRESS060416&cm_mmc=EMC-EXPRESS060416-_-EMC-060416-Index-_-LCDLEDMonitors-_-24009754-S0A
     
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    Even better would be something I can buy in-store at BestBuy, so I can use RZ points.
     
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    Have you thought about using a remote access app like Splashtop or similar?

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    That's an interesting idea. I'm not sure it will suit my needs, but I need to take a look. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    Craigslist. Cheap TVs are now an upgrade path and people like me have old small monitors in their closets. I paid $180 for a 32" 1080P Sharp TV last fall which I use with my desktop. My video card already supported HDMI.
     
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    Good idea. I looked at CraigsList this morning. Unfortunately there's nothing especially appealing in my area. That is, I can buy a used HDTV for $100, and drive two hours round trip to get it, or I can buy a new 1080p monitor for $125 shipped two-day from Amazon.
     
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    I bought a Seiki 19" for $68 as an open box from HH Gregg back when. I think 19" are under $90.

    Do you "need 1080P", or just need it to support 1080P?
     
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    I ordered the Asus monitor.

    I tried Windows Remote Desktop, from my Win10 / Mac install and couldn't get it to work. I think it would work, with time to figure it out. But I'm short on time. And because I'm debugging DVD playback, i still need a dedicated monitor for some of it.

    I need 1080p to be resolution match to my projector. I don't want to unknowingly add resolution-switching issues into my HTPC configuration and debugging process.
     

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