ON-TOPIC: TV/monitor advice needed

Bruce Richardson itsbruce at workshy.org
Mon Feb 11 15:56:11 GMT 2008

On Mon, Feb 11, 2008 at 03:12:33PM +0000, David Cantrell wrote:
> This is ON TOPIC because I will use it for watching Buffy, and
> programmes about pies, and the cooking thereof.  While drinking beer.
> Anyway, I need a new display for the Mac Mini that I use for watching
> DVDs and stuff.  It has to fit into a hole measuring 36" by 23", and
> must have either a DVI or HDMI input.  Presumably something sold as a TV
> will be cheaper than something sold as a monitor, and be slightly lower
> resolution.  That doesn't bother me much.  Should it?

You can buy an HD LCD TV for less than the cost of an LCD monitor of the
same size.  If you really only use the box for watching videos, DVDs and
the like, it would be .  All the gadgets of this kind that I've seen
have HDMI inputs.  For an extra £30 to £50 you can get one with a
built-in Freeview receiver.

Unfortunately, I can't give you a specific recommendations because I
only just started looking at this area myself, for something to attach
to my mythbox (which is also a Mac Mini, as it happens, but you probably
didn't install Debian on yours.)

I am going to check out the ones the Linux Emporium are selling, since
I've used them often enough in the past to know that they probably
aren't telling fibs about the quality.



I unfortunately do not know how to turn cheese into gold.

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