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Can I use a computer monitor for a kitchen TV
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Post 1 made on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 14:37
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A 32” tv is too big for a kitchen TV. Is there a problem with using a monitor for tv?
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Post 2 made on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 14:42
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On December 19, 2018 at 14:37, Fins said...
A 32” tv is too big for a kitchen TV. Is there a problem with using a monitor for tv?

I've done it in the past.  Found a Samsung model that had IR control to turn it on and off.  Works fine.
Post 3 made on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 14:43
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There are 19-23" inexpensive televisions out there....I'm not proud of it, but I own an insignia. ...

I would assume you could use a monitor, they have an hdmi input...But I honestly don't know....but since they're so much more expensive, I just wouldn't do it.

A 19-23" Insignia is $60-$70.  Can't get too broken up about it when it dies in 3 years when it was only $60.   
OP | Post 4 made on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 14:56
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BB isn’t showing any TVs under 32” on their website. At least not when I tried to check from my phone earlier. Their search options only go down to a 28
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Post 5 made on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 15:07
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LG makes a 24" in white that I have used. It shows up on the BB site.
Post 6 made on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 15:19
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Planar has a lot of models that will work.
Post 7 made on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 15:20
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If it has HDMI/HDCP it'll work as a display (& speakers, assuming you want a model with speakers), but the main caveat would be probable lack of remote or other control options.

As mentioned there are some more "multimedia" oriented models out there that may have remotes, although I've never paid much attention to them to have any suggestions.
Post 8 made on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 15:22
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LG 22" can still be purchased, for now.  We are having a very tough time finging small TVs for our yachts.  32" is pretty big for a small stateroom, and many of them don't have the space for a TV that large.  All the good brands are phasing out anything smaller than 32".

Computer monitors may be in our future as well.
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Post 9 made on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 15:47
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On December 19, 2018 at 15:22, Duct Tape said...
We are having a very tough time finding small TVs for our yachts.
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Post 10 made on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 16:08
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The problem with the small screens is that the manufacturer usually ends up losing money on them, and if they do manage to eke out a profit, it's so little it's not worth going after.
Post 11 made on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 17:12
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We use Westinghouse for the small TVs

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Post 12 made on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 17:56
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On December 19, 2018 at 14:56, Fins said...
BB isn’t showing any TVs under 32” on their website. At least not when I tried to check from my phone earlier. Their search options only go down to a 28

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Post 13 made on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 18:34
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I'm looking for a 32" 1080p TV today to replace a failed set and having trouble even at that size.  Needs to be 1080p because it's on an HDMI Matrix with other 1080p TVs.

Sony's remaining 32" is only 720p and Samsung has one, but it's over 3" deep and the only 2 HDMI connectors are on the back which is too bad, because the TV is wall mounted and even with a 90deg HDMI cable that's going to push it out from the wall even further...
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OP | Post 14 made on Wednesday December 19, 2018 at 18:39
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On December 19, 2018 at 18:34, SB Smarthomes said...
I'm looking for a 32" 1080p TV today to replace a failed set and having trouble even at that size.  Needs to be 1080p because it's on an HDMI Matrix with other 1080p TVs.

This is another problem that I saw. Everything I have found is 720 and there will be HDMI switching on this system.
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Post 15 made on Thursday December 20, 2018 at 02:25
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Several 32" Samsung displays include proper controls and 1080p: DB32E, DM32E, PM32F. Move away from consumer lines,.. you will be glad you did.

Less than 32" you might check out broadcast style HDMI monitors with remote controls such as Marshall, SWIT, TVLogic, iKan, Totevision, Sony (OLED's are super nice) or Panasonic. You can get most of these native 1080p (with fiull resolution) down to about 5", and they look great.

Pretty much any monitor with HDMI in will work just fine as a TV, including computer displays.

Last edited by ErikU on December 20, 2018 02:41.
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