Would this TV (Furrion 19" HD Ready 720p LED TV Freeview) be a suitable option instead of a monitor?
I need something for my son's Raspberry Pi, and I thought this would do instead of a monitor. An added bonus is that he would have a TV too.
If you take a look at the specifications (shown below) of this Furrion 19" HD TV, you see that it has HDMI input (actually 3), for the Raspberry Pi this is all that is needed to successfully use this combination.
SPECIFICATIONS Max. resolution: 1366 x 768@60Hz HD Power supply: 100V-240VAC 60/50Hz Power consumption (standby): < 1.0W Speaker: 3W x 2 Pixel pitch: 0.30 x 0.30 Viewing angle: 170º/160º Luminance white: 250cd/m Contrast ratio: 1000:1 Wall mounting (mm): 75 x 75 CONNECTIONS VGA: 1 HDMI: 3 <-------- USB: 1 AV in: 1 YPbPr: 1 Headphones: 1 Scart: 1 RF: 1 S-video: 1 Digital out: Digital noise reduction: YES 10 Bit colour dispose function: YES
It will work. It has two HDMI ports that Raspberry Pi can use. You can see them on your picture, two horizontal sockets to the left from the blue one. These are HDMI ports.
You will need to connect Raspberry Pi to one of these sockets and select that socket as a source using the remote for that TV.
Definitely. I assume that each TV will be OK to support your RaspberryPi. It has both HDMI and RCA video outputs which should be suitable for both new (each has some HDMI inputs) and older TVs.
What is more you can buy also ordinary monitor (it could be just waste of money to buy TV just to plug it to Raspberry). If you will find one that has DVI input it could be fine. Since both HDMI and DVI standards are quite similar you will need just DVI to HDMI converter.
Definitely go for the TV, and use HDMI. You may find (depending on the TV firmware) that the remote can be used to control the Raspberry Pi for media centre-like use, and this is an added bonus.