The Compact Versatility of a 19-inch TV

With the same potential functionality as its bigger brothers, a 19-inch TV is perfect for providing entertainment when you only have a small space. Larger than a typical laptop screen, a 19-inch TV can also double up as an extension monitor for your laptop at work or home. To find an affordable 19-inch TV for your smallest of spaces, check out eBay's range of new and used models.

How can a computer be connected to a TV?

The method by which a 19-inch TV connects to your laptop or desktop computer will vary based on its model year. Once connected, it can be mirrored to be used as a larger screen, or extended so you get two screens for greater productivity. Each 19-inch TV may have a slightly different procedure, so refer to the manufacturer's instructions. Connectivity options are:

  • VGA: An older video connection technology typically associated with legacy model LCD and LED TVs, a VGA port may need a converter to connect to HDMI or Thunderbolt ports on a computer.
  • HDMI: By far the most typical port that can be found on the back or bottom of flatscreen TVs, an HDMI to HDMI cable will usually do the trick in linking a TV to a computer.
  • Wirelessly: Some models of smart TVs can connect to computers via your Wi-Fi network or through an intelligent set-top box.
What arrangement method will save the most space?

Given that a 19-inch TV is small compared to its market alternatives, those using 19-inch TVs may have a space constraint to work around. In that case, mounting the screen on the wall will help save floor space if you use it mainly for watching shows, or save desk space if you also use it as a computer screen. It could also be hung from a ceiling to free up wall space for shelves and furniture. A ceiling-hung TV also makes it visible to everyone in the room and free of most obstructions.

Which type of TV is the thinnest?

LCD and LED screens are cheaper but thicker since they require a backlight to make images on the screen visible. OLED and QLED are more advanced technologies that do not require a backlight and can be several times thinner than LED alternatives. Certain QLED TVs may offer an even higher resolution at the same thickness as an OLED display.