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TV / Computer monitor reccomendations

Postby mm2ps » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:30 pm

I need to buy a TV but I want it to double as an occasional computer monitor for my living room storage.

Although I'm more of an Argos man, in M&S yesterday I noticed a TV which had a DVI connection.

I don't want a big screen. Please, does anyone have any recommendations of what will work under Linux? Or any alternatives like a separate converter?

Thank you kindly,

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Postby dandnsmith » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:56 am

My LG MWxxxWA have entirely satisfied my requirements.
These are part of an outdated series, which later appeared with digital tuners for TV (rather than analogue, as I have).
They have DVI, VGA and other connectors.

I'm not sure what the recent equivalents are.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:15 am

I use a 22" Samsung Syncmaster monitor, with a Dual tuner DVBTV in my living room PC. I run mythbuntu and use MythTV as a PVR.
But any TV/monitor should work OK.
DVI and HDMI are supported by many Video cards and TVs
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Postby Ram » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:32 am

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:I use a 22" Samsung Syncmaster monitor, with a Dual tuner DVBTV in my living room PC. I run mythbuntu and use MythTV as a PVR.
But any TV/monitor should work OK.
DVI and HDMI are supported by many Video cards and TVs


I've got a Panasonic 37" tv, with HDMI and VGA inputs. I have only tried the HDMI with my laptop and Ubuntu 10.04. Ubuntu reports back that the screen is 32" so looks a mess.

No idea if it's an easy fix, not look into it yet.

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Postby drws » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:13 pm

I've got a LG M237WD. HDMI/DVI/VGA etc.
fantastic picture 1920x1080. but also includes other features that I found useful like 24Hz support for blu-ray movies.
sound can be a bit weak, but I find this is always the case with tv speakers.
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Postby Bazza » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:31 pm

Hi drws...

> sound can be a bit weak, but I find this is always the case with tv speakers.

Not always... ;oD

http://www.thevalvepage.com/tvmanu/pye/body_pye.htm
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Postby ollie » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:13 am

Bazza wrote:Hi drws...

> sound can be a bit weak, but I find this is always the case with tv speakers.

Not always... ;oD

http://www.thevalvepage.com/tvmanu/pye/body_pye.htm


I couldn't see the Full HD model or the 5.1 surround sound model either :P
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PCMCIA/Cardbus with HDMI output?

Postby kvonh » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:22 pm

A related but different question...

Anyone know any credible PCMCIA/Cardbus adapter with HDMI output? This is to go into an old Dell Inspiron 1501 to be a mythtv front-end in my living room, so (obviously?) needs plausible linux drivers. Or is there a better way to do it? (I've googled a few USB -> HDMI adapters, but I sense they are unlikely to work with Linux)
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Postby drws » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:30 pm

Bazza wrote:Hi drws...

> sound can be a bit weak, but I find this is always the case with tv speakers.

Not always... ;oD

http://www.thevalvepage.com/tvmanu/pye/body_pye.htm


hmm.. I think I could mount my lcd inside one of those cases and use the speakers... :-D
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