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A peculiar request... a large (30"+) monitor screen with _no_ TV tuner/receiver

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Hi.

A couple of associates are looking to set up a small home cinema system with a decent sized 1080p screen for watching films. They've got a stereo lined up but they're struggling to find a large monitor/screen with no TV tuner in at all; they watch literally zero TV and have therefore no interest in paying the UK license fee (which they'd have to were they to aquire a TV).

So - aside from buying a TV and then plugging the aerial socket with epoxy resin or other workarounds, are there any large screens (at 1080p, anything more is a waste) available in retail without a TV tuner?

The rep fairy will be especially kind to those who can link to 30"+ 1080p screens available in UK retail.
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The only thing you'll get is a max of 27"~ at 1080p as far as I know, even then it's normally 1920 x 1200.

Anything above that you are looking at the Dell Ultrasharp/HP range of monitors, which go up to 30" and 2560 x 1600, but as you said, that's a waste.

There is no market for a 30"> monitor, at 1080p (which would look pretty horrible as a PC screen), with no TV tuner, therefore there is no product for it.

Stump up and pay the licence fee. That's about all you can do,
    
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Fair enough.

Nevermind then, I shall pick up a cheap TV and do nasty things to the TV tuner I suppose.
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Fair enough.

Nevermind then, I shall pick up a cheap TV and do nasty things to the TV tuner I suppose.
Why? Your paying for the TV tuner and your just going to destroy it simply because you don't like it? What did that TV tuner ever do to you?
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