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monitor for cocktail

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Hello all,

I'm planning on building a cocktail style computer/retrogaming.
Essentialy it will be a table with a 22" monitor lying flat in the center, all covered by plexiglass o tempered glass, with a raspberry, speakers and all wiring hidden inside the table.
I'm aiming to use it as a pc for internet browsing with a wireless keyboard and to run retropie with with wireless joypads.

Few questions for the more savvy.
- I read somewhere that monitors are optimized so that you can view them clearly from above, but not from below, so I thought to mount it "facing away" from the user and to rotate image 180 degrees. Is there a way to set both the raspberry OS and retropie to automatically rotate screen 180 on start up?
- On the same topic, since the user will be looking at the screen from an angle, is there a preferred tecnology? led, lcd, etc...?
- Would there be a problem plugging 3 wireless devices on the Pi? keyboard and two joypads

Thanks!
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nem wrote: July 23rd, 2021, 3:09 pm http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/
Thanks! I'm asking there too but with no luck
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IPS screen and you avoid all the problems you've described.

As for the controls, can't imagine any reason you'd have a 3 device limit.
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cools wrote: July 24th, 2021, 8:59 pm IPS screen and you avoid all the problems you've described.

As for the controls, can't imagine any reason you'd have a 3 device limit.
Thanks for the info!
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