I have a small meeting room and want to add a conference monitor to it. To prepare it for dual use, I want to have it on a stand, so I can move it to my working room using it as a dashboard for system metrics.

I did some digging and came across the following considerations

  • There is a relation between size and distance to the monitor. Using this calculator I concluded more than 43” is to big considering my small room. This should also help transport the monitor through the doors of my office.
    • It sadly seems TV from 2019 onwards only are available in 50 or bigger sizes. Smaller sizes are only available as PC monitors as it seems.
  • The monitor should run during a working day so 8 to 10 hours. I expect this is no problem for any monitor.
  • Remembering my gaming days lag and frames where an issue but hope this is no issue any longer. Isn’t it?
  • To fix the monitor to the stand there seems to be a standard called VESA. As long as the stands support the VESA matrix of the monitor it should work. In my range there seems 200x200 or 300x300 are the suiting once.
  • Last but not least, as any office may be interested in news or sports from time to time I thought about a TV including a tuner, but do not know if this is bundled in this type of TV?
  • I wanted to attach the monitor to a Raspberry Pi using HDMI in the hope the latest version can handle even 4K. The last version had problems with that.

Does anyone know how to make this decision. Maybe dan recommend a page for comparison or a tutorial to select one?

Any help would be appreciated.


Many TVs with HDMI input are available now in your 43" class as that web link shows.

Running for eight or more hours a day should not be a problem.

However, most televisions will have lag, so instead you should select a gaming monitor or a TV with gaming support (or a lag time of 1ms or less).

A VESA mount would not be mandatory; instead, acquire an audiovisual cart, 36" or wider, with wheels, and add straps to keep the TV on the top of the cart.

A monitor with a tuner capable of receiving televised content is, by definition, a TV.

When you go to acquire the TV, if you specify 4K or UHD, it will work with the Raspberry Pi at 4K resolution.

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    Thanks a lot, that's already helping a lot. Do you do this decision already? Do you have a “guide” to make the decision? – lony Apr 10 at 6:18
  • The items in italics are critical to getting what you want; there's your guide. – K7AAY Apr 10 at 15:07
  • Unless OP intends to game on it, I suppose lag is not critical so long as it's <50 ms – Jan Dorniak Apr 18 at 17:24
  • Please also see hardwarerecs.stackexchange.com/help/someone-answers – K7AAY May 18 at 18:57

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