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amother




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Post Wed, Nov 23 2022, 11:26 am
My kids want a large screen to connect their Nintendo Switch to, for when they play against each other.
Please help me find a screen that wont give them internet access.
What am I looking for?

-most common screen that pops up is a Smart TV. Apps are included, but looks like most can be disabled with a PIN, which im ok with. But some have browsers? Can those be disabled? Are there any without browsers?

-I can get a non-smart tv but they are hard to find? Or am I not looking in the right places? 4k resolution is much better and ideal but supposedly harder to find on non smart tvs?

-anything else?

I just want my kids to be able to use their nintendo switch on a large screen without any access to apps or browsers
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amother




Royalblue
 

Post Wed, Nov 23 2022, 11:40 am
We got an Amazon smart tv to use with the Nintendo switch. If your not logged in to the Amazon account, the kids can't access anything else. If you plug a laptop or any other device in then it can be used for larger but we also don't give them access to the remote so they can't maneuver around things, they can't even control the volume without the remote. So far they haven't found any way around this system.
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doctorima




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Nov 23 2022, 12:00 pm
You can just buy a large screen and connect it to the Switch with a HDMI cable. The screen will literally not be able to do anything more than display the image sent to it over the cable. Dell makes good ones for $150 or less.
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amother




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Post Wed, Nov 23 2022, 12:06 pm
amother Royalblue wrote:
We got an Amazon smart tv to use with the Nintendo switch. If your not logged in to the Amazon account, the kids can't access anything else. If you plug a laptop or any other device in then it can be used for larger but we also don't give them access to the remote so they can't maneuver around things, they can't even control the volume without the remote. So far they haven't found any way around this system.


Thank you. Do you mind posting a link to what an Amazon smart tv is? I googled but couldnt find...

Also, can you elaborate on this- if the amazon account is not logged on, then they can only access the switch, even if they have the remote? You mentioned you dont give them the remote...why? What does the remote do if the amazon account isnt logged on?
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amother




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Post Wed, Nov 23 2022, 12:08 pm
doctorima wrote:
You can just buy a large screen and connect it to the Switch with a HDMI cable. The screen will literally not be able to do anything more than display the image sent to it over the cable. Dell makes good ones for $150 or less.


Thank you.
Can you post a link to what you mean?
I have literally been looking and not finding anything besides small computer monitors, maybe I dont know what the right word to type is...also do you know if these screens cone in 4k resolution?
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doctorima




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Nov 23 2022, 12:35 pm
amother OP wrote:
Thank you.
Can you post a link to what you mean?
I have literally been looking and not finding anything besides small computer monitors, maybe I dont know what the right word to type is...also do you know if these screens cone in 4k resolution?


4k will cost a bit more, but here are a couple highly-rated 4k 27" Dell monitors. They're obviously way bigger than the size of the Switch screen, but if you're looking for a massive screen like a TV size, I don't think they make that for computers, and if they did it would cost a fortune.

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-S2.....ss_tl
https://www.amazon.com/Dell-S2.....ss_tl

I also just checked Amazon for larger and found the following 32" 4k options:

https://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG.....ss_tl
https://www.amazon.com/Dell-SE.....ss_tl
https://www.amazon.com/LG-32UN.....ss_tl
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amother




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Post Wed, Nov 23 2022, 12:41 pm
doctorima wrote:
4k will cost a bit more, but here are a couple highly-rated 4k 27" Dell monitors. They're obviously way bigger than the size of the Switch screen, but if you're looking for a massive screen like a TV size, I don't think they make that for computers, and if they did it would cost a fortune.

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-S2.....ss_tl
https://www.amazon.com/Dell-S2.....ss_tl

I also just checked Amazon for larger and found the following 32" 4k options:

https://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG.....ss_tl
https://www.amazon.com/Dell-SE.....ss_tl
https://www.amazon.com/LG-32UN.....ss_tl


Thank you, I really appreciate this. I guess now I need to figure out if 32 inch screen is big enough...I think they were hoping for larger
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amother




Royalblue
 

Post Wed, Nov 23 2022, 12:41 pm
We got this one. Was $269 when we bought it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod.....ss_tl
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amother




Bergamot
 

Post Wed, Nov 23 2022, 12:51 pm
We have a 27" computer monitor. It's not huge but large enough that two or three kids can play together very comfortably. We keep ours on a desk, but if you hung it on the wall it would probably allow for even better viewing
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flowerpower




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Nov 23 2022, 12:56 pm
Does the computer work well with Nintendo Switch or do you need a “tv screen”?
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amother




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Post Wed, Nov 23 2022, 1:01 pm
amother Royalblue wrote:
We got this one. Was $269 when we bought it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod.....ss_tl


Ok so this looks great and the price is good but im so confused...none of the apps that are listed will be accessible to the kids if amazon account isnt logged on? No matter what? Whats with the remote? And some of the reviews people mention it has an internet browser? Or is that not accessible either without the amazon account?
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amother




Royalblue
 

Post Wed, Nov 23 2022, 1:03 pm
The kids can't access anything without the remote.
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amother




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Post Wed, Nov 23 2022, 1:05 pm
amother Royalblue wrote:
The kids can't access anything without the remote.


Ok.
But dont they ever need the remote?
Also, what can they access with the remote?

Eta im realizing now...if they truly never need access to the remote then I can just physically lock the remote away and they can use the screen on their own for the nintendo and thats it?
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amother




DarkRed
 

Post Wed, Nov 23 2022, 2:47 pm
Be aware you can easily get a universal remote anywhere for cheap. I would recommend a computer monitor with the right cable connection in the back.
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mizle10




 
 
 
 

Post Wed, Nov 23 2022, 2:53 pm
We have a large TV screen for our nintendo switch but never set anything up on it. Never entered wifi password or connected it to anything. Literally just a screen with a cable connecting it to the switch. No need for a remote, the screen has a power button and volume buttons on the side.
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amother




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Post Wed, Nov 23 2022, 2:57 pm
mizle10 wrote:
We have a large TV screen for our nintendo switch but never set anything up on it. Never entered wifi password or connected it to anything. Literally just a screen with a cable connecting it to the switch. No need for a remote, the screen has a power button and volume buttons on the side.


You mean its a regular smart tv that can technically connect to internet, but you never connected it?

Do you mind posting a link of what you have?
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amother




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Post Wed, Nov 23 2022, 9:05 pm
Im thinking further...does this mean that I might be able to purchase any smart TV, but not connect it to the internet, and be able to use it only for gaming by connecting it with the HDMI cable?
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Giraffe




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Nov 24 2022, 9:52 am
Just need to let you know that for some games, even for those that are not multiplayer, the Switch might need an internet connection to download updates to let you play them and sometimes to fix glitches with an update.

I know not related to a smart TV but still internet related.
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amother




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Post Thu, Nov 24 2022, 10:12 am
Giraffe wrote:
Just need to let you know that for some games, even for those that are not multiplayer, the Switch might need an internet connection to download updates to let you play them and sometimes to fix glitches with an update.

I know not related to a smart TV but still internet related.


Yes we have the switch already, so im familiar with that. Thanks though.
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amother




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Post Thu, Nov 24 2022, 10:15 am
So it looks like I have a bunch of options...

I can get a smaller monitor (not likely-we want a screen large enough for 5 players to huddle in front of)

I can get any smart tv and not connect to internet

I can get an amazon fire tv and not give the kids access to remote

-this I found from google-supposedly I can get the amazon fire tv, and enable the option that every single app would need the parents to enter a pin before being used (basically never) which would mean they have no access to the internet parts, if this tip is true
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