Can I use a computer monitor with my mini instead of a TV?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by Paul L Sailer, Jun 8, 2021 at 7:52 PM.

  1. Paul L Sailer

    Paul L Sailer New Member



    My kitchen TV just died. I am having trouble finding a good 19 inch TV. I'm wondering if I could just buy a 19 inch computer monitor with 1080p resolution and HDMI port and speakers instead of a TV. Will that work? Has anyone done this sucessfully? Is there anthing in particular I should know?

    I imagine it would be as simple as just connecting an HDMI cable from the mini to the monitor.
  2. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Philly suburbs
    Yes you can. It’s just a matter of preference really on how good of resolution you want and if the monitor has built in audio. If it does not have audio/speakers you will need to buy some.
  3. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2015
    Most monitors don't have speakers, nor do they work with a remote. An actual TV would be cheaper and simpler.

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