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Thinnest TVs under 30”
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Post 1 made on Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 12:32
FreddyFreeloader
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The 28” Samsung is 2.5 deep. Is there anything out there that is more “wafer” like? Seems like computer monitors are being made way thinner. Any reason not to use a monitor these days, other than limited inputs?
Post 2 made on Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 12:36
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On February 7, 2018 at 12:32, FreddyFreeloader said...
The 28” Samsung is 2.5 deep. Is there anything out there that is more “wafer” like? Seems like computer monitors are being made way thinner. Any reason not to use a monitor these days, other than limited inputs?

lack of control?  most monitors don't have any control capability other than the buttons on the front.
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OP | Post 3 made on Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 12:49
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On February 7, 2018 at 12:36, Duct Tape said...
lack of control?  most monitors don't have any control capability other than the buttons on the front.

True story. Need at least power and volume via IR. Also need speakers I guess!
Post 4 made on Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 13:08
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On February 7, 2018 at 12:32, FreddyFreeloader said...
The 28” Samsung is 2.5 deep. Is there anything out there that is more “wafer” like? Seems like computer monitors are being made way thinner. Any reason not to use a monitor these days, other than limited inputs?

Would you be so kind as to explain why something that thin is needed, or even desired?
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Post 5 made on Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 13:22
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On February 7, 2018 at 13:08, Ernie Gilman said...
Would you be so kind as to explain why something that thin is needed, or even desired?

Because rear-projection TVs were big and ugly?

Who wants a big, thick TV hanging on a wall, especially if it protrudes into the room?

OTOH, if you have another room behind it,

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OP | Post 6 made on Thursday February 8, 2018 at 09:05
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On February 7, 2018 at 13:08, Ernie Gilman said...
Would you be so kind as to explain why something that thin is needed, or even desired?

Because I told him I would try to find something thin. It’s in a corner with windows on both sides, high rise apt. Lots of exposure to the back of display. I normally just use Samsung which is fine and 2.5” But it seems like there should be some other options considering the way the monitors look these days.
Post 7 made on Thursday February 8, 2018 at 12:06
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A monitor generally doesn't have speakers, has only one hdmi/vga input. Power supply is outboard...

TV's have speakers, multiple HDMI inputs, coax input for antenna, and some have the power supply all built in... All for under $200. The manufacturers just cant make money making a small screen TV that is low profile.

We usually end up doing something custom for a job like this. A computer monitor with outboard switching and hidden speakers... Something line that.

LG recently (past couple of years) a fairly low profile small TV (not sure if they still do) They were very stripped down (one HDMI input, low quality speakers) but they were skinny... like 1.5"
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