What is better to use with Yodeck, a PC monitor or a TV set?
Let's see some pros and cons!
- TVs come in large sizes. It is relatively cheap to get a 32"-55" sized TV set.
- Almost all TVs have HDMI inputs, so it is easy to connect them to a Yodeck Playbox (or any other type of player).
- TVs also have speakers, so you can also use audio.
- TVs (up to 24") are generally more expensive than computer monitors.
- TVs cannot be powered off simply by deactivating the display port (HDMI/VGA/DVI port).
- Some TVs (e.g. LG) cannot be powered off at all, even via HDMI-CEC. So, you cannot power them off easily. See the HDMI-CEC vendor compatibility matrix.
- TVs have remotes. In case you want to leave them unattended, you must deactivate the remote receiver, or a prankster might use a remote to fool around.
- Computer monitors are cheap, cheaper than TV sets, especially below the 24" size range.
- Most units tend to be lighter than TV sets.
- There are no remotes, so it is not easy for someone to play around with the monitor.
- All computer monitors support power on/off.
ConclusionIf you have a new installation, then we suggest:
- Computer monitors, if you need up to 24" in size (with or without speakers, depending on your needs)
- TV sets, if you need panels larger than 24", but make sure that the vendors supports Power On/Off via HDMI-CEC. See the
HDMI-CEC vendor compatibility matrix.
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