Sunday, July 15, 2018

Installing old monitor as kitchen TV with Android box

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I had always wanted to install a TV in my kitchen. It'll be nice to have a sip of your coffee while checking out the latest news. If you're doing the cooking, you won't have to miss watching your favorite show at the same time. Well, that's what my mom been complaining about.

Since, I had an old Acer pc monitor and a low-end Philips, android box. Which I got for free when I bought my tv a couple years back. I decided to re-use them as my kitchen entertainment setup. Oh yeah, I also got an unused monitor bracket. Perfect, for mounting on the wall!

Mounting the bracket was pretty easy. It helps that the monitor isn't that big. I didn't want anything too big anyway. Make sure, you did your measurement and decide beforehand where you want the monitor to be.

I used my old trusty decker power tools to drill the four holes. I had it for a while now, and it's still working fine. If you're looking for a trusted brand, I'll recommend that you get them via the link below:

BLACK+DECKER LDX120PK Lithium Drill and Project Kit, 20-volt

You can also check out the latest in pc monitor and android box if you're thinking of setting up your own kitchen entertainment system. Here's some you might be interested to look at via the link below:

World First 2018 New Android TV Box 8.1 with Wireless Charging,4GB+32GB Quad Core 64 Bits Processor 3D 4K H265 Smart Set Top Box

Samsung IT LC24F390FHNXZA 24-Inch Curved Gaming Monitor (Super Slim Design), 60Hz Refresh Rate w/AMD FreeSync Game Mode

HP Pavilion 21.5-Inch IPS LED HDMI VGA Monitor

Sceptre E205W-1600 20" 75Hz Ultra Thin LED Monitor HDMI VGA Build-in Speakers, Metallic Black (2018 version)

You might want to get a monitor with a built-in speaker or get small speakers that you can hide behind it. You don't want to have many wires dangling around. That's part of the reason, I wanted to mount my monitor on the wall.

Check out the brackets that's suitable for your monitor via the link below:

Tilt & Swivel TV Wall Mount Bracket Slim For 10-22 Inch PC Monitor TFT LCD LED Plasma TV VESA 75-100mm

Mount-It! Computer Monitor Wall Mount, Articulating Single TV Display Arm Fits Screens 19 20 21.5 22 24 27 Inches, VESA 75 and 100 Compatible, 40 Pound Capacity, Black (MI-2041)

VideoSecu Adjustable Rotating TV LCD Wall Mount Bracket for most 15"-24" Desktop PC Monitor LCD Flat Screen 1FF

Mounting the monitor on the wall will save you kitchen space!

Android box, are pretty much all the same. If you like playing android games, you might want to get one with more rams and space. You can also install Kodi and retroarch. You can watch many live tv shows via Kodi.

If you like playing retro games, installing retroarch is better then installing too many different emulation apps. You can also install Netflix and youtube on your android box. They are probably already pre-installed for you.

Android box, are pretty much cheaper than any pc. It also doesn't take too much space. That's why it's perfect for your kitchen setup. If you don't care much for games, it's still just great for checking up with the news or listening to internet radio.

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P.S. World First 2018 New Android TV Box 8.1 with Wireless Charging,4GB+32GB Quad Core 64 Bits Processor 3D 4K H265 Smart Set Top Box

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