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Monitor as display for ROKU

My Tivo recently quit.  So I moved the cable box from my daughters room to the main TV.  I am looking to get her hooked up with a ROKU in  her room. 

 

To that end I am thinking to get a decent quality monitor with HDMI input to hook up.  Now I now many monitors have a better resolution than many TV's but will the picture still look good? 

 

I know I could buy her a TV but she does not have a cable box in her room anymore

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Re: Monitor as display for ROKU

Picked up a 24" AOC monitor. On sale for $99 today.

 

Hooked up the Roku Streaming stick. 

 

Beautiful picture.  Hooked up some old computer speakers to the headphone jack on the monitor and we are good to go.

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Re: Monitor as display for ROKU

A  1080p PC monitor will supprt a Roku set at 1080p that can output  1080p 24/1080p30/1080p/60 dependong on the content and Roku model .thats an obvious answer to aproblem that doesent exist on a 1080p HDMI monitor .

 

You can alslo use DVI-D at the PC monitor if it has that and HDMI connecion at the Roku with an adapter cable the 1080p *** digital video data  is the same over either cable .  

 

 

With a PC monitor without HDMI -ARC or an analog  or digital audio  output one would need an alternate digital or analog audio path from the Roku to an amplified device .

 

Since I answered the qestion correctly maybe I should get the KUDO ? ☺☺☺

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Re: Monitor as display for ROKU

Dvi to hdmi would still result at the worse of the two would it not?
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Re: Monitor as display for ROKU

For all practicle pourposes outside of HPCP and CEC data and ARC video data is same same at 1080p 24/30/60  /2160p /24/30 /60  up to 4:4:4 pixel chroma or RGB 1-255  on HDMI or DVI-D without video degradation from one to the other. Newer Display Port 3 can do high bit depth HDR 8K . 

 

 

I have it both ways up to 4K here and there is no video degradation from one to the other on 4 PCs ,4 monitors and 2 extended desktop TV's here being used for PC uses and as TV's .

 

This newer 2016 Haswel Core i5 HP desktop  PC  is using HDMI to a 55" 4K HDR Sony XBR  at 4K into HDMI 2.0a   at the TV and 2560p on DVI-D to this  27" monitor with excelent results.

 

I use  alternate digital audio paths out from the TV to a modest 5.1 .along with some small analog ampified USB Amazon Basic desktop speakers or a USB  Schit Audio stack and decent studio phones when I  want those on instaed of TV> 5.1

or the smal PC speakers . I have Roku ,OTA 32 locals and a D*TV mini genie room client and PS3 in here also along with all the Anrdoid Sony TV apps, Netlix and Amazon Prime ,VUDU and 2 dedeicated 3tb media HDD for the TV and lossless FLAC music .....

 

IOW too much for an old man to watch ☺ . 

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Re: Monitor as display for ROKU

^^^ practile should read practical 

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