[KwartzLab] Sub-$100 HDMI monitors/TVs
james at jamesbastow.com
Sun Nov 25 19:14:14 EST 2012
Maybe something like a car monitor w/HDMI input would work:
THis one has composite input, which should work with the Raspberry Pi:
DealExtreme has cheap DVI<->HDMI adapters:
On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 6:34 PM, Darcy Casselman <dscassel at gmail.com> wrote:
> There's a several things I'm thinking about. Like monitors for
> Raspberry Pi workshops (where speakers might be nice), little media
> stations (where speakers are essential) and kiosk machines (where
> speakers aren't necessary).
> My questions are: Where, specifically, can you get HDMI monitors for
> under $100 and, while we're at it, where are you getting DVI->HDMI
> adaptors for pennies?
> (I did say this was a LazyWeb question, didn't I?)
> On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 5:53 PM, JR Nelson <jrnelson at studiojrn.com> wrote:
> > I'm not entirely sure I get your question -- you found what you were
> > for; did these fail to meet your requirements in some way?
> > What kinds of projects are you looking to do? You can absolutely get a
> > monitor for under $100, but it's unlikely to come with speakers.
> > For what it's worth, HDMI is literally just DVI + audio. Adapters are
> > pennies if you pick them up online since there is no conversion necessary
> > for the signal.
> > J.R.
> > On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 5:30 PM, Darcy Casselman <dscassel at gmail.com>
> >> Dear LazyWeb,
> >> Is such a thing possible? Scouring Black Friday sales, the best it
> >> seemed like I can manage is 21" TVs for $99.99. 18-19" TVs are
> >> regularly around that price.
> >> I'm not all that hung up on size or quality. What I have in mind is
> >> Raspberry Pi project ideas for which this sort of thing would be
> >> helpful (so a powered USB port would be awesome, but I'm not getting
> >> my hopes up).
> >> I haven't done too much looking at refurbs, etc., but most of those
> >> tend to be VGA, or possibly DVI (which isn't a bad option, but the
> >> cost of the adapter needs to be factored in as well).
> >> Any thoughts?
> >> Darcy.
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