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4k 40" TV for programming

I need a 4k 40 inch TV that I will use when writing software. I need: HDMI 2.0 the ability to disable overscan to disable all image processing low lag around 40" in size I have seen that the most ...
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Any REAL wireless webcams, that can be carried around and stream live in house?

The short version: Can anyone recommend a webcam that I can carry around the house - totally unwired? I guess it should be wifi, battery-charged, and if there are both mic and speakers it would be ...
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Network connected device to manipulate HDMI-CEC?

I have a relatively new HDTV I'm working with, and I'd like a device to remotely control the TV through HDMI-CEC. Ideally, I would be able to sit back and have a web console to control those things. ...
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HDTV with HEVC (h.265 / x.265) support?

I'm looking for a HDTV capable of playing HEVC h.265 encoded videos from USB/PEN drive. Most of the HDTVs support h.264 standard but I could find any playing h.265 standard. More over it would be ...
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The cheapest Samsung Smart TV running Tizen with at least firmware version 1400

I need to locate a Tizen TV running at least version 1400 for work purposes. It needs to be Tizen because I intend to write Apps for Tizen. It needs to be at least version 1400 because that is where ...
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Remote for LG TV, LG Soundbar, and TiVo box

I lost my LG sound bar remote before I moved. Prior to moving I had DIRECTV and could use their remote to control the volume on the sound bar while performing all of the satellite functionalities I ...
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A/V receiver for HDMI, optical audio in

(Sorry for the title, but I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to home entertainment equipment) Recently, I got a 48" TCL Roku TV to replace a 59" Sony projector TV. It's pretty nice, with a good image ...
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Connecting cable box to laptop to view TV in real time

I have a cable box in my room and wish to connect it to my laptop, Asus N56VB. The cable box has a HDMI output, and the laptop itself has a HDMI port as well, which I know is an output only. My ...
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Full HD TV that will turn on automatically after a power outage

Please recommend a TV that meets the following criteria: Full HD resolution Has a USB port Has an HDMI port Reliably turns on by itself after a power outage (either at all times or only if the outage ...
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Looking for an adapter to go from HDMI to RCA Component 480p

Request: I want a box which converts from HDMI or VGA to Component 480p without introducing noticeable lag. Additional information which describes my situation: I have a decent "Flat Glass" CRT SD ...
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Streaming Devices

It can be very expensive to make your TV setup open for all kind of devices in our homes. There are many wireless display standards and having many different devices calls for these options to be ...
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Cheap solution to connect PC to TV

My desktop PC does not have a HDMI port, but my TV only supports HDMI inputs. Is there any way of connecting the two that is Cheap Reasonably reliable and Ensures a reasonable image quality I have ...
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Device to view TV shows and movies stored on a hard drive in an organized manner

I have been moving my DVD collection to a 2 TB external hard drive, and I was wondering what my options are for viewing the media. I am not particularly interested in streaming the content since my ...
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Converting 2.1 channel to 5.1 channel

My current setup that is connected to the TV is Sony HT-S350 (https://www.sony.com/ug/electronics/sound-bars/ht-s350). I would like to upgrade my setup by adding 2 more speakers at the wall behind the ...
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A Universal Remote that detects what devices are On or Off

I have a complicated Home theater system with a TV, a cable box, a Blu-Ray player, an AV receiver, a 3D adapter, an HDMI switcher, and an Intel Compute Stick. Over the years, I've controlled this ...
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Hardware to connect PC to analog TV

I want to use a TV that is on my bedroom with the computer, the TV has awesome quality, I am yet to see a "flat" TV that matches its picture quality without the price going in the 10.000 USD+ in my ...
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Cheapest possible TV or monitor to use with retro PCs (PAL)

I would like to recuperate my youth and play around with Zx81, BBC Micro, Commodore Amiga, etc. All of these use a TV as their display, and in Europe take PAL input. Can anyone recommend something ...
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UHD vs HDR vs QLED vs?

Okay so I just received the dreaded single pixel line down the center of my main TV and decided it was time to buy a new one. I am now overwhelmed confused and ready to start reading more. I am ...
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A product to watch 3D on a non-3D TV

There are three main ways to deliver 3D: Anagylph, the type of 3D involving the old red-blue glasses Passive 3D, the type of 3D you see in movie theaters nowadays, involving circularly polarized ...
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Medium sized HD LED TV

I just wondered whether anybody had a recommendation for an LED TV with these features: 1080p horizontal resolution. DVB-T2 tuner ("Freeview HD"). 28"-32", ideally 28", but that size seems a bit ...
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Display monitor with fast Boot-up / Picture-on time

I need recommendations for a cheap display monitor for use in CCTV door access. To save electricity the monitor will remain powered off at all times, until somebody needs to answer the front door and ...
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TV set without internet?

Can you get a standalone TV set these days that works without an internet connection to show free British TV channels works without requiring a subscription, account, password, or any kind of user ...
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A product to turn an iPhone into an OTA portable TV

Up until the late 90's, it was relatively common for people to put portable TV's in their cars. These were handheld devices that allowed you to watch over-the-air (OTA) television signals for free, ...
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Who's still developing non-smart TV's? [closed]

What companies should I look to for purchasing a top end non-smart TV? Given the entirely plausible set of scenarios where Smart TV's are susceptible to malware & the added cost of the "smartness"...
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TV with small diagonal (32") without 4K resolution? Is that still up to date?

I am looking for a TV 32". I do not want an Android TV, my preferred OSes are Tizen and webOS. When I filter for 32" TV I don't find any that support 4K. It come in several online stores ...
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New TV for YouTube, Twitch, Amazon and Netflix

My TV is getting really old and I think of getting a new one. There are a lot of cool and shiny technologies and buzzwords involved (HDR, LED/OLED/QLED, Dolby Vision, Panel type, Hz number and so on) ...
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Best TV brands for privacy

Which are the best and worst smart TV brands with regards to advertising and data collection? I know of course to avoid Samsung and understand LG isn't much better, but how about Philips, Sony, JVC, ...
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My TV only has SCART connector, how can I hook it to my computer?

The model of the TV I've got is kind of old, but is pretty big and I'd like to watch movies on it, played from the computer. I'm not a specialist, but does any of you guys have any experience with ...
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Is there any satellite decoder system with SIM card that can extract and send the active channel PID or SID?

Is there any satellite (free tv) decoder system with SIM card that can extract and send the active channel PID or SID? The system extracts the PID or identifiable id of the active channel to send it ...
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Seeking Hardware to Recreate Nostalgic CRT TV Experience with Custom Channel Cycling

I'm on the hunt for a software and hardware solution that can help me recreate the nostalgic experience of using a CRT TV from the 90s. Specifically, I'm looking to emulate the ability to scroll ...
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What is the following TV audio cable called?

I need your help to identify the following TV audio cable; It's being connected to my LG TV monitor to the 'headphones' connector, it's shorter than aux cable (connecting aux cable to the headphones ...
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TV That Supports Direct Casting from Phone Without LAN or Wireless Router Involved

I want to purchase television for someone whose only internet access is via their Android phone. She doesn't even have a wired LAN or a Wireless Router, or any home internet service. However, I'd like ...
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What hardware can I use to run digital signage on my 3 TV video wall?

I need to setup a video wall that's composed of 3 horizontally aligned TVs (1 x 3). The 3 TVs are 4k (3840 x 2160), use HDMI and are not daisy-chainable. I'm looking for a computer/hardware that could ...
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Are there any adapters for ribbon cable to HDMI?

I have a JVC - LT-40CA790 Android TV 40" Smart Full HD LED TV with Google Assistant. Which has a broken screen but everything else seems to work I think like the audio, not sure bout the rest. I ...
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Connect PC 4k 60FPS to TV over range

I am about to move into my new appartment and I have to following problem: I will have my desktop pc in my office room and would like to connect my 4k TV (LG, 2018 model) to my pc for some gaming on ...
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ATSC OTA tuner wanted

Looking for an ATSC (i.e., American) OTA (over the air) HDTV television tuner. PCI bus, PCIe bus, USB 2, or USB 3 all OK to use. Must support a Debian/Devuan distro Linux media center / Personal Video ...
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TV that behaves more like a monitor

Need TVs which behave more like a monitor (as below). Only 4K mainstream priced TVs, 40-60 inches, supporting RGB 4K60 over HDMI 2.0 ports are considered. 40 inch+ monitors are very expensive, 40 ...
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NON IR Remote Control Replacement for a Samsung UN50KU6300 TV

I need to replace the remote control of my Samsung UN50KU6300 TV. My main priority is too find a remote that works like the original did, in that, the remote would work without line of sight with the ...
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Convert M3U IPTV playlist to Coaxial cable signal

Is there a device which you can feed an IPTV playlist to and outputs the signal via a coaxial cable, to be able to use on any new/old TV in the house? Context: I have internet subscription but no ...
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4-port HDMI 4K@60Hz KVM?

I would like to find KVM with: HDMI! 4K@60Hz (<=> HDMI 2.0?) that works between computers and TV Nice-to-have-but-not-required: Not too expensive A remote controller Looking good I have done ...
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Are there any large 4K TVs on the market which have USB Type-C inputs?

Are there any large 4K TVs on the market which have USB Type-C inputs? USB Type-C can carry a DisplayPort signal so a TV could use it for the video signal. A quick Google search for this does not turn ...
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Advice on buying a 4k Tv

Im looking into buying a new 50 inch 4K HDR Tv for gaming and general television functions. I really like the Panasonic DX802b but my main concern (although it is HDR ready) is that it will soon be ...
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Are there any large 4K TVs on the market which have DisplayPort ports?

Are there any large 4K TVs on the market which have DisplayPort ports? A quick Google search for this does not turn up many results. I found that many people have said that HDMI is the standard for ...
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TV white space transmitters and receivers

I heard the TV white space (Radio) is unallocated frequency given to broadcasting services. been reading about the superwifi using this frequency and thought how one can use it for personal use. Q1: ...
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A touch screen TV with YouTube app

I have two autistic children, sometimes they mirror their iPads to our TV and they get very frustrated when they try use YouTube on the TV only to find out that it's not touchscreen. What I need is ...
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Dumb TV or Monitor with speakers

I'm looking for a Dumb TV or basically a flat panel monitor with built in speakers. Would want it to be somewhere between 15" to 20". Just want something that I can use in my workshop shop or tote ...
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Device to stream video from NAS (SMB network share) to TV?

I have lots of video files stored on my network-attached drive. All the computers in my network can access this drive and the videos on it. Currently this is achieved through Samba (each folder on the ...
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TV with broken audio jack how to connect wireless headphones?

I have a television with an audio jack, which I used in order to connect to my wireless headphones (through a connecting base sold with the headphones). Unfortunately, the audio jack is now damaged, ...
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Small TV furniture (current screen is 55") also fits a much larger 75" screen?

I have a TV furniture, which is very valuable to me because I got it as a gift. The TV furniture has a width of 107cm and currently there is a 55" LG TV on it. I want a bigger TV, but keep the ...
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Monitor as TV - are lack of 24p and Dolby Vision a big deal?

Related to this question : the monitor in question (Aorus FV43U) does not support 24p and Dolby Vision. I don't really know what either of these things are; are they a big deal when it comes to ...
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