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Cheapest way to show 4k anything on display monitor?

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JT!

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In the store I work at we have a 4k 27" monitor that is just turned off. Looks **** next to all the tv's that are turned on. It is our only 4k device. I was trying to figure out the cheapest way to display something 4k (even if it was just a 20 second looping video file) on this thing. It has HDMI 2 and DP that will accept 4k at 60htz.

Any ideas?
 

Blaylock

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If it's a smart tv and you have wifi just netflix or youtube.

Edit: Drop a few 4k vids on a flash drive if it has a usb port.
 
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JT!

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No usb port. No wifi. And a ps4 is not really a cheap option haha. I'm not sure this is doable.
 

Lochekey

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Chromecast is $45 and who doesn't have an Android device these days?

That is true but would you not need an android device tethered to the chromecast constantly? I am not sure as I have never used a chromecast device. I figured the compute stick was basically standaloneand could be left unmonitored.
 

Blaylock

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Yes it would. I haven't used it yet and it may not be an option at all if wifi is required. It was just a suggestion to look into.
 

Lochekey

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No worries, all suggestions are helpful I am just not familiar with that technology and was wondering what the advantages/limitations of that device are.
 
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JT!

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Thanks for the help guys. I think it's not doable. Chomecast would require an internet connection. Thanks anyway! Wish it had a demo mode!
 

Blaylock

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NP JT!. It might be helpful if you listed what model TV you're working with. Maybe then we could see what it's connectors and capabilities are.
 

montaillou

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Are there any computers in the store, why not just hook it up to a computer through your HDMI input and then anything you can get on the computer you can show on the monitor.