After a bit of research I purchased a Samsung 32UE5000 from Sears where they had it in stock. $350 after tax. Computer monitors this size are in the $1000 range.
For those who care, Google TV 4:4:4 which will bring you to an arcane discussion of signal processing to reduce bandwidth which also wreaks havoc on sharpness when used as a computer display. It seems you need (prefer) a 4:4:4 mode which is an end run around this signal processing specifically for use as a computer monitor.
In any event this Samsung provides this mode and so I bought it. It is a gorgeous display as a monitor.
A 32" TV is large but not as large as you might think. 1080P provides me with as high as 1920 x 1080 resolution which is way north of the native resolution of my laptop, but is the exact native resolution of my 23" desktop monitor. The NVidia chipset and Windows
7 just picked it up and recognized it. I did have to "pair" the HDMI 1 input with the PC input type to allow selecting all of the various available resolutions in the PC end. Prior to doing that it showed only my native laptop resolution (1400x900 IIRC).
Leaned against the wall and then sitting with my back against the opposite wall of my scamp
, 1920x1080 is still to small to be generally usable. However the resolution steps down nicely and I am currently using 1600 x 900 which is just about right for text resolution in text editors and the like.
I don't have any video ATM so I can't discuss using the set as a TV though most reviewers love the set. As I mentioned, I am not much for TV in general.
And I have not figured out mounting yet but the set is very light
, just under 13 lbs so hanging it shouldn't cause issues.
According to the tag on the back the power consumption is 52 W and a "typical" rating of 33 watts (whatever typical might mean). I have a Killowatt meter which I will use to measure actual power consumption one of these days.
I have only had it on for an hour so take it with a grain of salt but so far I am impressed. It appears to fit my requirements of light
, fairly low power, big enough to hang on the wall, and nice sharp text and graphics when used with a computer when viewed from across the trailer.