> Looking in my local T.V. stores, none of the new T.V.s I saw will work. All the ones
> I looked at, you need to turn them on, either with a remote or a button on the set
> itself. I need a monitor with a physical "on" button such that it's always on, and so
> the monitor can come to life when power comes to it.
Many newer sets have a setting in the menu to turn on automatically after a power failure; this will give the behavior you're looking for.