$12 thrift montitor = fire stick

I’ve been messing with the RasPi devices lately and wanted something to plug them into using their native HDMI.  I’ve only got one HDMI-capable device in the house, the projector.

So I’d been sniffing around for a used monitor with HDMI inputs.  Thursday after the county commissioners court I wandered over to the thrift shop just SE of the courthouse.

Boo-yah, small monitor with a truckload of inputs for $12:
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TV or not TV

I don’t own a TV anymore and it seems unlikely I’ll get one since I won’t have cable.

Had my first “cord-cutter” experience;  watching a recent episode of Downton Abbey online.  Worked well.

I think I’ll keep the funds for a flatscreen (and monthly cable) in my pocket.