Hmm, now that you mention it, we have a pair of 32" TVs with HDMI... a bit large for my desk... but yes, i see your point.W. H. Heydt wrote: ↑Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:36 pmIn a word, scrounge. Any monitor--or TV--that has either HDMI or DVI input will do (you just need the correct cable and possibly adapter). If you don't have a spare around--and note that it doesn't have to any particular resolution, let alone a wide aspect ratio--ask friends and family if any of them have one about that isn't in current use. If there is a "freecycle" program in your area, try that. Once those possibilities are exhausted, check you local thrift/second-hand shops (many of which--at least where I live--are run by churches and have no idea what electronics items are actually worth). With luck, you'll find the one in your area that seems to get all the monitors.
Many of the ones I have are 17" or 19" with a resolution of 1280x1024, and they work just great with Pis. The "prize" ones are a Samsung 204 (20", 1600x1200) and a couple of 24", 1920x1200. The only thing I look for is DVI or HDMI input. Other than that, if it works and the price is right, it's mine, if I have a use for it (even as a spare).
maybe i could find an alternative location to set up, and use the TVs for now, while i source out something more proper.
currently, my Rpis plug into a spare port on my server KVM switch, via an HDMI to VGA adapter, though that setup only has a little 12" screen, in which the color is a bit off. (don't need much color for a server CLI)