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So I have the Raspberry Pi package which comes with all the necessary cables, and I am hoping to make it into a fully usable monitors to game on and to be able to do every day things. What I do not understand though is what kind of monitor do I buy? Is it a completely dead one without its computer or will it work

So I have the Raspberry Pi package which comes with all the necessary cables, and I am hoping to make it into a fully usable monitors to game on and to be able to do every day things. What I do not understand though is what kind of monitor do I buy? Is it a completely dead one without its computer or will it work without s computer. Any explanation would be amazing! Also, if you could show me cheapish monitors that you recommend. That would be great. Thanks!

Best Answer:

metal: A Raspberry Pi has an HDMI port, so the best thing is to get a monitor that has one of these. Just about any TV or monitor you buy today will have that port, but if you're getting a used one, be sure there is that port. Yes, there are adapters that could make other monitors work, but I consider those to be not worth it. On craigslist, you should be able to find a monitor with HDMI for maybe $30-40, if you are patient and wait for a bargain. You only need the monitor or TV part, not the computer.

You will also need an HDMI cable, of course, a USB keyboard and mouse, and a memory card. To connect to a network, you will need a USB wi-fi adapter, or USB LAN adapter.

It's actually possible to run the Pi without a monitor. You can use another computer to control it via VNC, and any display coming out of the Pi is displayed on that computer, and that computer's keyboard and mouse are used to control the Pi. Setting it up this way is not the first choice for beginners, though.

Other answer:

metal:
A monitor is just a screen in a case that displays the image it gets from the actual computer. Are you maybe thinking of iMacs, where the computer and screen occupy the same case?

Anyway, the Raspberry is a full-fledged computer; all you need is a simple monitor for $100 or $150.
Like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SF350-22-…

Note that Raspberry Pis are on the slow side; don't expect to play 3D games. And it can't run Windows either.
It's fine for programming and office use though. And Super Nintendo emulators.

Taco Dance:
Any HDMI monitor will work, including TV. There are adapters you can get if you want to use a cheaper wone that may only have VGA or DVI ports. I've set up couple Pis to do some random tasks including a media center, which would be a similar process to your gaming emulator. It may get complicated so I wish you luck and hope you don't run into any more roadblocks such as this one with a seemingly obvious answer.
Andi:
The standard output is HDMI (which is basically the same as DVI on a different plug)

So any TV or Monitor that accepts HDMI or DVI will be fine.
choose your size and screen … or use your TV if you prefer.

Melons:
goto amazon

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