Hooking up the Rpi to an LCD screen: good idea or bad idea?


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by macarelo » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:19 am
Hey guys, I just saw a Samsung LCD screen with this back panel:



Basically, this LCD screen has a USB port for "service"… now, how brilliant (or stupid) would it be to use it as a power supply for the Pi? That way there is one less cable to worry about, I can even stick the Pi on the back of the LCD and hook it up via HDMI…

what do you think?
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by ToastyMcAwesomeness » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:45 am
It should work. Assuming that usb port is a powered port. Other than that I can't see why it wouldn't.
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by cnxsoft » Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:37 am
Yes, It should work. That's the same principle used by Always Innovating HDMI/USB dongle.
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by Stephan123 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:22 am
Hello!

This is an interesting thing.
Which monitor is used?
This monitor is a touch screen monitor?

Yours sincerely,

Stephan
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by macarelo » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:54 am
Stephan123 said:


Hello!

This is an interesting thing.
Which monitor is used?
This monitor is a touch screen monitor?

Yours sincerely,

Stephan


Hello!

No, this monitor is just a regular one. It happens to be a 24" Samsung P2470HN.
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