Kitchen TV. What is USB for?

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    Hello

    I need a TV/DVD combi for my kitchen.
    I'm a bit limited on space as it has to fit
    on a shelf which it 37.5cm high. I really wanted a 19" one (15" seems a bit small) but haven't been able to find one low enough.

    Anyway, I found [​IMG] this one in Currys which is 16" and looks pretty smart and will fit easily. It says it has a USB and SD Card slot but not what they are for.
    I assume that they will just be for photos and not video, anyone know for sure?

    Also, does anyone know if it's possible to make the DVD multiregion?

    Thanks in advance

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    Yes, it's for photos and still images.

    How much vertical height were you looking for ?
    I have similar restrictions for a bedroomTV and looked at all 19 inch LCDs I could find, carefully checking the height including stand. Often the height without stand is quoted - which is useless unless you're wall mounting.
    Smallest vertical height amongst well known names (avoiding Matsui, Technika, Logik, Acoustic Solutions, Alba, Wharfedale and similar low end names) seems to be the Sharp LC19D1E @ 36 cms.
    In most cases I downloaded the user manuals to see the manufacturers' quoted spec for height with stand - in many cases with a drawing included to confirm this.

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    Hi

    The max hight is 37cm (37.5cm at a push)
    I did see a TEAC 19" TV/DVD that would have fit but at £250 I think it's a bit out of budget.

    I've had problems trying to find hight inc stand but hadn't thought about looking for the manuals, good tip.
    I ended up in Currys on Sunday with a tape measure and a notebook.

    I'm really looking for a TV with a built in DVD player so the little one can watch her DVDs on it.

    Which TV did you go for out of curiosity?

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    Going for the Sharp when John Lewis get it back in stock:
    LCD TVs at Sharp Electronics (UK)
    IPS panel makes it great for the bedroom (decent vertical viewing angle).

    Teac are pretty much a low end brand anme these days (unlike a decade or so ago when their taping equipment was highly rated) ; this is a similar situation to Wharfedale - once a famous loudspeaker manufacturer, now a low end TV (and other) brand.

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