Large screen monitor/TV to mount on wall in office

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Macinthelou, May 23, 2016.

  1. Macinthelou macrumors member

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    I am thinking about mounting a large TV/monitor on the wall of my office, so I can have small group mtgs (5-6 people) and myself or one of the other participants can display their laptop screen on the large screen.

    My office is roughly 11' x 17', and I would put the screen on the 11' wall, with people sitting as far as 6-8' away.

    So my questions are:

    1) How big of a screen should I get? e.g. is ~50" big enough?
    2) Would I just use a long HDMI cable to hook up the computer?
    3) Can you recommend something relatively affordable? i.e. < $1000 ideally

    Thanks in advance for your feedback
     
  2. pjfan macrumors regular

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    Columbus OH
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    With that viewing distance, 50" could be enough. If you're reading text, then bigger may be necessary.

    Dial into the TV you want; for me, I don't like to futz around and waste time with any other TV outside of Samsung. I've had good luck, and I don't like to turn my back on what works for me.

    Exactly what I personally would do is:
    1. Price out wall mount on monoprice.com, and then
    2. Price out HDMI cable, faceplates, and routing of cable for your IT or cable subcontractor to pull
      1. HDMI is a must for those random guests, but I would always use option #3 below
    3. Buy Apple TV for Airplay, and maybe a Google Chromecast (for Android's Airplay)
    4. Determine what is left in your budget for the TV
    5. Buy largest Samsung at a preferred retailer (costco for me) within budget, it doesn't have to be 4K in my opinion for your usage, 1080p at 6' and presentation/documents ought to be okay
    That's what I would set out to do...
     
  3. jsm4182 macrumors 6502

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    Beacon, NY
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    This is a great use for the apple tv. The company I used to work for had this set up in the conference room. The third generation apple tv would be fine for this. Samsung is a great company for tvs, should be able to get a 50" 1080P for around $600.
     

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