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Headphones with a monitor and recommendation for the latter

Hello,

I'm looking to buy a basic monitor to attach to my netbook. Aside from preferring the bigger screen, I'd also like to listen to stuff on YouTube by plugging headphones into the monitor - the headphone socket in my netbook is broken after Mr Clumsy pulled it out recklessly when my foot became entangled with the headphone cable...

I'll eventually get round to having the socket on the netbook repaired, however in the meantime I wanted to find out if using headphones with a monitor is as simple as 'plug and listen'. From what I've read about input/output on a monitor, it may not be as straightforward as that.

The other question i have is if anyone can recommend a basic monitor with a headphone socket. I don't need a particularly large display - a 20"/21" screen would be adequate.

Thanks for any assistance

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Does Your NetBook Have An HDMI Output Jack?

Most monitors which include a headphone jack require the computer to be connected by HDMI cable, or at least that's the best way.. The HDMI cable transfers both sound and video to the monitor. As such, the netbook needs to have an HDMI jack and the monitor will require one also. You'll also need an HDMI cable to connect the two. As long as you've got all the correct connections, it IS possible.

Just an example at the link below:
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-VS248H-P-24-inch-Back-lit-Monitor/dp/B0058UUR6E

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Missing port...

Thanks for your help. I'll need to put the netbook in for repair to the headphone socket as there's no HDMI port - there's ports for a monitor and wired LAN in addition to 3 USB ports, but not HDMI. Sad

Steve

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Didn't know these existed!

Thanks for the heads-up on the external adapters - it never occurred to me this kind of accessory was available. With the kind of music videos I like to watch (Led Zep, AC/DC, etc), headphones are pretty much essential...

Steve

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Yep, Cheaper Than An External Monitor Too, Unless....

...you just want a new monitor for better viewing.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Will do both at some point

I'll buy the adapter just now to address the sound issue and will get a monitor a little further down the line as I'd prefer a larger screen.

I'm in the UK and noticed the price for the sound adapter in dollars is the same in pounds (what, no exchange rate?), which often happens - British retailers 'forget' to make the price adjustment...

My brother said he bought an LG monitor several years ago which is still going strong, so I may take a look at their range. As I say, something basic would suffice.

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