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:
Hope this helps.
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