Wednesday, August 17, 2011

22" HDTV for under $150

I wanted to set up 1080p HDTV in several rooms around my house, the price of 22 inch set's had really come down a lot.

So I was looking for the lowest cost solution for this that would still work well.

I found that Fry's electronics sell's for for $139.

AOC E2243FWK 21.5" Full HD 1080p LED Backlit Monitor
A glossy piano-black casing elegantly frames a 21,5-inch super-ultra-thin wide screen. It boasts an astounding 50,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, which allows for high color differentiation that produces deeper blacks and lighter shading. The e2243Fwk comes with DVI-D input with HDCP for maximum content delivery. It boasts a 5ms response time to eliminate drag, and amazing 50,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The e2243Fwk is a 22-inch class WLED-backlit display. Part of the AIRE LED series, it features a super-ultra-thin frame (1.29 cm) with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The Aire LED series is also features a "Standby Mode," in which the display only consumes 0.1 Watts.
 Mfr: ENVISION   Model: e2243Fwk #6607494   UPC: 685417034284


So for $4 I bought a HDMI to DVI-D adapter and connected a pair of PC speakers to the cable box and presto.

This monitor supports HDCP copy protection which is important as some channels will not display without this being supported.

It only shortcomming it there is no Audio Output!  With the Cable TV box it's not so much as issue as there is analog audio and SPDIF.
So with the right adapters I was able to attach a pair of PC speakers.

Overall it's a beautiful setup for very little money.

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