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Old 04-06-2013
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TV/monitor ??

I've gotten the all the other bits'n'pieces for my smartphone lash up and now need the display. I would like to use it for web work, DVD viewing and the odd Netflix; once the free Wi-Fi is set up. Oughta be 1080p with HDMI input required; but have seen some with 720 that had same.

Problem I'm having is size! I wish to mount/store it inside/behind the fold-up table; and that will only be close to 15.5"-16" available width. Seems most of the "name" brands are not making anything less than 19" wide-screens anymore. I *did* find RCA; but we all know what a crap shoot that can be.

Anyone ever hear of or use; Naxa? Coby? Curtis? Proscan? Venturer? Pyle (in-wall)? Scepter? or can review any of the other "off" brands that work well? I did find one Haier at 15.6 inches; but can't find an actual width on amazon!

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Re: TV/monitor ??

Two ideas:
1) Get a computer monitor. You can probably find a used 15" to 17" one for nearly free.
2) Get a computer monitor that rotates into portrait mode. You can then rotate it when folding up the table. There are a lot of 20" ones that will be less than 15" tall (or 15" wide when rotated). Most wall mounts allow for this rotation, so you might not even need to find such a monitor.

I personally just use a laptop, it's nearly as big and a lot easier to put away.
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Re: TV/monitor ??

In the days when TV's were expensive, we tried to do our homework and find one that had a decent service reputation. Nowadays, they so cheap....just buy one that fits your needs and don't worry about it. chances are it will last longer than you need and if not, you're not out much money if you have to replace it.
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Re: TV/monitor ??

I would get a monitor with a tuner (ie... a TV). The price difference is so little these days between a monitor with/without tuner. And if you could stuff a quality UHF antenna in a locker somewhere you would be surprised on the number of channels you could pick up, HD even. You don't need a super expensive antenna mount. The beauty of digital is that you either a great pic or no pic, no fuzzy reception these days. It is surprising what you can pick up.
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