sabareeshchambayil
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Suggest me a good monitor

Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:56 pm

Will all monitor with HDMI work with PI2

I am looking forward to these models from LG or any 24" from any brand.

1)http://m.lg.com/in/monitors/lg-23MP47HQ

2)http://m.lg.com/in/monitors/lg-24M37H

3)http://m.lg.com/in/monitors/lg-23MP67HQ

4)http://m.lg.com/in/monitors/lg-24MP77HM
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Re: Suggest me a good moniter

Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:48 pm

IT seems to vary by area of the world, but I find that monitors with DVI-D input are far more common than ones with HDMI. The two signalling systems are basically the same, but the connectors are different. You can get inexpensive cables with HDMI on one end and DVI on the other.

Once you find one with either DVI or HDMI, pretty much any monitor will do. I get mine from a local thrift/second-hand shop. I've gotten a 17" 1280x1024 flat panel monitor for as little as $8.50. It is very rare these days that I pay more than $20 for a 19" panel. You can also find monitors on Freecycle (if you have that where you live) and some people have gotten monitors from companies that are replacing desktop systems. Companies are *eager* to have someone cart such equipment away because that saves them disposal and recycling costs. You may have friends or relatives that have monitors that are not in use that they might give you, or let you use as a long-term loan.

Really...finding a suitable monitor for a Pi is a trade off between time and money.

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Re: Suggest me a good monitor

Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:13 pm

I am from India. I asked this because I saw that some monitors are not detected by pi in forum.
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Re: Suggest me a good moniter

Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:39 pm

sabareeshchambayil wrote:I am from India. I asked this because I saw that some moniters are not detected by pi in forum.
Even if the monitor is not detected, you can put the correct parameters in the config.txt file together with a line to force the Pi to stick with HDMI out.

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Re: Suggest me a good moniter

Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:46 pm

All the monitors you listed are HDMI, that is really the only qualification they need to be useable with a PI.

you can also use older (second hand) monitors if they have a DVI-D input, but without sound.

in principle you can even use a VGA monitor, but you need an HDMI to VGA converter box, and its use is not recommended.

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Re: Suggest me a good moniter

Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:59 am

W. H. Heydt wrote:
sabareeshchambayil wrote:I am from India. I asked this because I saw that some moniters are not detected by pi in forum.
Even if the monitor is not detected, you can put the correct parameters in the config.txt file together with a line to force the Pi to stick with HDMI out.
+1
My first Pi (a very early model B) has never been able to read the EDID information from any monitor or TV for some reason. I mostly use that one for watching videos, so I have the HD TV information hard coded into the config.txt file.

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Re: Suggest me a good moniter

Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:16 pm

Thanks for all of ur help

And Which moniter in the links is best for watching movies.

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