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Hey peeps! - long time no post!

Anyhoo, I have permission from SWMBO for a small project for next summer;
t=
o install a fake window in our home office which is at the front of the
hou=
se just behind the front wall & adjacent to the front door... We
currently =
have no real window in the front, and we don't want to fit a real one
there=
for a couple of reasons, however, we would like to have the effect of one =
from the inside. Thus my idea is simply to mount a 4K display on the wall
i=
nside the office, make 1 small hole through the front wall & mount a
(hopef=
ully 4K too) camera on the outside in the place that's the exact opposite
o=
f the exact centre of the screen, so that the perspective looks right.

Our house is timber construction with wood barge boards outside, so the
log=
istics of installation are pretty straightforward.

What I'm looking to you guys for is some equipment recommendations...

I know I can pick up a 4K display for not very much money (UKHA prices!) -
=
e.g. ebuyer currently have a 28" 4K monitor for =A3200. I don't mind
spendi=
ng a bit more, as I'd like to get a really slim one - as slim as
possible..=
.. - it will be surface mounted, but I'd like to make a fake window frame
ar=
ound it to make it look as much like a real window as possible from the
ins=
ide, so I would welcome any recommendations as to real slim 4K displays I
c=
ould look for. It doesn't have to be a "monitor" in the
"computer monitor" =
sense.. - it could be a "TV" - although the distinction is pretty
vague the=
se days...

The camera I'm a bit less sure about, - the PC monitors I'm looking at,
mos=
tly have a combination of HDMI/Displayport interfaces, I'm not currently
aw=
are of a 4K camera I could literally just connect directly through the
wall=
and straight into the monitor... Anyone got any thoughts as to suitable ca=
mera(s), or perhaps a combo of camera & monitor which have the right
combin=
ation of interface and software to work together? I guess a "TV"
might have=
a wider variety of interface options, but for 4K I'm limited anyway to the=
options that would support that...

TIA

Paul G



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<p class=3D"MsoNormal">Hey peeps! &#8211; long time no
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<p
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<p class=3D"MsoNormal">Anyhoo, I have permission from SWMBO
for a small pro=
ject for next summer; to install a fake window in our home office which is
=
at the front of the house just behind the front wall &amp; adjacent to
the =
front door&#8230; We currently have no real
window in the front, and we don&#8217;t want to fit a real one there
for a=
couple of reasons, however, we would like to have the effect of one from t=
he inside. Thus my idea is simply to mount a 4K display on the wall inside
=
the office, make 1 small hole through
the front wall &amp; mount a (hopefully 4K too) camera on the outside
in t=
he place that&#8217;s the exact opposite of the exact centre of the
screen,=
so that the perspective looks right.<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class=3D"MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal">Our house is timber construction
with wood barge boa=
rds outside, so the logistics of installation are pretty
straightforward.<o=
:p></o:p></p>
<p
class=3D"MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal">What I&#8217;m looking to you
guys for is some equip=
ment recommendations&#8230;<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class=3D"MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal">I know I can pick up a 4K display
for not very much =
money (UKHA prices!) &#8211; e.g. ebuyer currently have a 28&#8221;
4K moni=
tor for =A3200. I don&#8217;t mind spending a bit more, as
I&#8217;d like t=
o get a really slim one &#8211; as slim as possible&#8230; - it
will be
surface mounted, but I&#8217;d like to make a fake window frame around
it =
to make it look as much like a real window as possible from the inside, so
=
I would welcome any recommendations as to real slim 4K displays I could
loo=
k for. It doesn&#8217;t have to be a &#8220;monitor&#8221;
in the &#8220;computer monitor&#8221; sense.. &#8211; it could
be a &#8220=
;TV&#8221; &#8211; although the distinction is pretty vague these
days&#823=
0;<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
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<p class=3D"MsoNormal">The camera I&#8217;m a bit less
sure about, - the PC=
monitors I&#8217;m looking at, mostly have a combination of
HDMI/Displaypo=
rt interfaces, I&#8217;m not currently aware of a 4K camera I could
literal=
ly just connect directly through the wall and straight
into the monitor&#8230; Anyone got any thoughts as to suitable
camera(s), =
or perhaps a combo of camera &amp; monitor which have the right
combination=
of interface and software to work together? I guess a
&#8220;TV&#8221; mig=
ht have a wider variety of interface options, but for
4K I&#8217;m limited anyway to the options that would support
that&#8230;<=
o:p></o:p></p>
<p
class=3D"MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class=3D"MsoNormal">TIA<o:p></o:p></p>
<p
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<p class=3D"MsoNormal">Paul
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