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How would. .lets say...tv monitors perform as computer monitors? Such as a 32" led tv 42" etc. Could I hook to a large format tv screen and game on it? Of course im sure the ram on my gpu plays a big part.
im just brainstorming.


Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:40 pm
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i did that for a while, gaming on my HTPC rig in the living room. until i later built another rig in the study as my gaming rig, because wife wanted to watch tv.

it works as long as your tv works well being a computer monitor, meaning very often switching resolutions. since games regularly go through different resolutions during initial setup, and everytime you enter a game, give it's a game that's already setup and installed, the tv will switch itself twice even if it means going from 1080P desktop, to 1080p game, if you play a lot of games, which i know you do, some TV's don't like it when you fuck with it going in and out of resolutions and eventually just brain farts and crashes, yes the TV crashes, and reboots itself.

some other tvs work better with constant resolution switching. mostly all the newer LED tvs should all work well. but other than that, there's not much difference than a computer monitor.

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oh another thing is, if you're gonna be sitting at least 6 ft away. you need something like 70+ inch tv in 1080p, otherwise, you won't be able to read the type faces, they're too small.

if you're sitting within 4ft you'll be fine.

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Steam big picture mode ;)

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Could you look at the specs of the LG 32ln5300 and see if it would fit my bill for gaming. Seems to be the only 32" I have found that has a 1920x1080 and 1080p


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oh one real important factor i forgot to mention, and it's actually quite important lol. input lag.

manufacturers usually don't list their input lag in the specs, you'll probably have to do some digging. but some tv have very high input lag, vs others that have small. but all TV have input lag that's bigger than typical monitor. but usually "game mode" will give you the lowest input lag and least amount of post processing. i know that my last samsung 46 inch game mode input lag was just as good as a monitor. but my new current 60 inch top of the line LED has a pretty high input lag, even with game mode on, i can still tell it's slightly slower than a monitor.

you'll have to dig around on google to find out.

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just looked it up for you.

28ms http://www.displaylag.com/display-datab ... pants-list

it's not bad. in comparison, my new samsung ES8000 is 46ms. i think you'll be ok.

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Thanks.
I was going back and forth over trying that out or grab a 29" monitor 21:9. But it just seems too wide.


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i actually would grab a 21:9 monitor if your sole intention is to have it sit on your desktop and game. mainly due to input lag, and resolution. 1080P isn't much rsolution now a days for gaming, on top of that, the input lag will be somewhere in the 10ms with a monitor. unless you'll be using the thing for any TV watching, i think the 21:9 monitor will be a better buy. for gaming it's all about speed, resolution, and peripheral vision.

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BAM! wrote:
i actually would grab a 21:9 monitor if your sole intention is to have it sit on your desktop and game. mainly due to input lag, and resolution. 1080P isn't much rsolution now a days for gaming, on top of that, the input lag will be somewhere in the 10ms with a monitor. unless you'll be using the thing for any TV watching, i think the 21:9 monitor will be a better buy. for gaming it's all about speed, resolution, and peripheral vision.

I thought as much.
AOC has a nice IPS 29" ultrawide for $399. Cheapest one i found so far.
Im using an AOC now and its been a great one.


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All those 21:9 monitors are only 1080p, though :(

I know that's not terrible, but I would have liked to have had better.

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Wait for Dell's $699 UHD 4K monitor that should be coming out very shortly. I believe ASUS is also launching one at the same price point.

None of this 1080p trash or 1440p garbage.

http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/19/camp ... -soon-page

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that $699 UHD monitor from dell is crippled by 30hz refresh rate. you don't want to play games on a 30hz refresh rate monitor. the 60hz version remains to be well over $1000.

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It's okay, Comixion is an old man, he doesn't need fast movements :P

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what's going on with the monitor. what's gonna be doc..?

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BAM! wrote:
what's going on with the monitor. what's gonna be doc..?

Dunno. Im skeered to commit one way or the other on either a 32" 1080p TV or the 29" monitor.
The TV is much cheaper but what if its a failure?
We do have a 32" TV in one of our spare bedrooms I was considering trying as a test but its only a 720p led..so the specs say. So I dont think it would be a fair test.
I need a hands on demonstration. I been trying to find a store with a 29" monitor on display but have yet to find one, I havent tried Fry's yet. The local brick and mortars dont seem to be stocking them just yet.
Plus I need to get a visual "feel" on what 32" would be like sitting in front of me and what distance I would need to be from it.
This one is the cheapest I have found thus far.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/aoc-29-ips- ... Id=8822139

On another note:
Should I get a GTX 770 4GB model or will my current 2GB do fine?


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32" 1080p is going to look terrible, unless your eye sight is really poor. I think you'd have to sit at least 4ft away for it to look decent.

27" or 30" at 1440p or higher is far more ideal. Things will look nice and crisp.

You don't want big blocky pixels when your sniping in BF4 ;)

And if your upgrading cards, get a GTX780 Ti. Don't side-step with only more VRAM.

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you're have to sit right in front of the 32" 1080p, otherwise you won't be able to read the text.

i'd still say go with the 29" ultra wide monitor. it'll give you a much better gaming experience and much more screen real-estate.

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Thinking about ordering this.
Opinions?
http://www.asus.com/us/Monitors_Projectors/MX299Q/


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That's a nice looking monitor. Would be sweet for me.

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