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Small monitor with HDMI input?

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May 22, 2003
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Small monitor with HDMI input?

Just installed a security camera system in my store, and need a small monitor with HDMI input. It only has 2 cameras so I only need a small monitor, however almost all the monitor I'm finding online are 21"+. Does anybody still make a 15" or smaller monitor with HDMI input?

edit: anybody know if something like this would function with a swann security camera system?

https://www.amazon.ca/LANDZO-Portable-D ... l_huc_item
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Aug 2, 2004
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You can find used 15” monitors with VGA connections

17” monitors will have DVI and you can use an HDMI to DVI cable.

The Amazon monitor will work, but it costs $120

A used 17” monitor will probably cost $20
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Oct 8, 2006
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You can also use a HDMI to VGA converter. I've used one to convert the raspberry pi HDMI to use on a vga monitor. Again cost you a lot less $5-10 for converter and ~$20 for monitor.
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Mar 22, 2004
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You might get lucky if you check Salvation Army or Value Village. I see monitors there, sometimes Lenovo, LG, Samsung, marked around $11.99-14.99 and some are newer types with HDMI, but its usually the older smaller LCDs I see with VGA, so you would need an HDMI-VGA adapter. This is by the far the cheapest route you can go imo RFD style.
Gee wrote: You can find used 15” monitors with VGA connections

17” monitors will have DVI and you can use an HDMI to DVI cable.

The Amazon monitor will work, but it costs $120

A used 17” monitor will probably cost $20
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I have a small 7" monitor from Amazon, it works fine if less than 5 cameras. The 5th camera would cause "out of source" or something like that error message, Now I use an old 14" Samsung monitor via vga.

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