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Old 22-06-2013, 17:10
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I want to buy a TV/Computer monitor to play playstation on my desk.

I won't be using it to watch TV as i have a 42' inch tv in the living room.

is it better to buy a computer monitor or an atcual tv?
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Old 22-06-2013, 17:35
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I want to buy a TV/Computer monitor to play playstation on my desk.

I won't be using it to watch TV as i have a 42' inch tv in the living room.

is it better to buy a computer monitor or an atcual tv?
Monitors as rule are usually more expensive than TV's.I dont see why anybody would get one just for Playstation.
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Old 22-06-2013, 17:41
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Monitors as rule are usually more expensive than TV's.I dont see why anybody would get one just for Playstation.
huh?

i want to play ps4 in my room so it makes sense to get either a monitor or a tv

and i thought monitors were cheaper
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Old 22-06-2013, 17:52
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huh?

i want to play ps4 in my room so it makes sense to get either a monitor or a tv

and i thought monitors were cheaper
Yea what I meant was, if it was just for playstation I don't know why you would go with a monitor. just go with a TV. You can get an LG 60" Full HD 1080p Freeview HD 3D Plasma Smart TV for 840 you wont get a 60 inch monitor for anything close to that.

Monitors have higher resolution and pixel density than a TV but if you are just using for playstation then you need either
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Old 22-06-2013, 17:54
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Yea what I meant was, if it was just for playstation I don't know why you would go with a monitor. just go with a TV. You can get an LG 60" Full HD 1080p Freeview HD 3D Plasma Smart TV for 840 you wont get a 60 inch monitor for anything close to that.
i want a small tv or monitor for my desk, not a 60' tv

i have a large tv already in my living room, but i would rather play the new ps4 in my bedroom.
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Old 22-06-2013, 17:55
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i want a small tv or monitor for my desk, not a 60' tv

i have a large tv already in my living room, but i would rather play the new ps4 in my bedroom.
Well why do you want a monitor over a tv? Price?

You do mean monitor as in plug into a PC monitor right?
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Old 22-06-2013, 18:02
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Well why do you want a monitor over a tv? Price?

You do mean monitor as in plug into a PC monitor right?
yeah a monitor
i heard they are better for gaming. plus i am going to be sitting relatively close to the screen so thought a monitor would be better for my eyes/
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Old 22-06-2013, 18:05
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i'd love a monitor but new 47" tv will do just fine
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Old 22-06-2013, 18:05
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You can get a small tv from Argos for around 100 for 19inch. http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/5298697.htm or a decent 21inch monitor for 109 on ebuyer http://www.ebuyer.com/493121-s22c300...-ls22c300hs-en personally i prefer the tv option but have a look at your options op.
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Old 22-06-2013, 18:16
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I use a 22" monitor for my consoles, I use a headset for sound works well for me, When it isn't used for my consoles it is used as a second screen on my desktop :P
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Old 22-06-2013, 19:05
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If you choose to go for a PC monitor, make sure it's HDCP compliant (for the PS4), or you could run into problems.
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Old 22-06-2013, 19:18
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If you choose to go for a PC monitor, make sure it's HDCP compliant (for the PS4), or you could run into problems.
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Old 22-06-2013, 19:18
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I use a 22" monitor for my consoles, I use a headset for sound works well for me, When it isn't used for my consoles it is used as a second screen on my desktop :P
are the graphics good when using a monitor
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Old 22-06-2013, 19:38
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are the graphics good when using a monitor
Yes they look great no real difference to using my big tv, I just feel more comfortable having a smaller screen I can use any time instead of taking over the living room tv.
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Old 22-06-2013, 19:39
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Graphics don't change when using a monitor, the main reason people prefer gaming on a monitor over a TV is LATENCY, TV's tend to add features/filters (which can be turned off to an extent) which bump up the response time to around 30ms to well into the hundreds, where as most Monitors, with HDCP and upscaling a console tend to be around 8ms to 22ms.

So it's just, on average, if you want a low response time, Monitors are usually the much better option. Keep in mind that a Single Frame Delay is roughly 16ms, so if you get a monitor at or below that number, you'll be getting near instant, which many shooters and fighters benefit from.
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Old 22-06-2013, 19:48
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Graphics don't change when using a monitor, the main reason people prefer gaming on a monitor over a TV is LATENCY, TV's tend to add features/filters (which can be turned off to an extent) which bump up the response time to around 30ms to well into the hundreds, where as most Monitors, with HDCP and upscaling a console tend to be around 8ms to 22ms.

So it's just, on average, if you want a low response time, Monitors are usually the much better option. Keep in mind that a Single Frame Delay is roughly 16ms, so if you get a monitor at or below that number, you'll be getting near instant, which many shooters and fighters benefit from.
thanks for that
is it worth getting a 3d, 120 hz monitor like this one
http://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-XL2411T...+120hz+monitor
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Old 22-06-2013, 20:14
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thanks for that
is it worth getting a 3d, 120 hz monitor like this one
http://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-XL2411T...+120hz+monitor
That's a good minitor, but know that consoles do not go to 120Hz, so the smoothest option would be sort of locked out unless you were planning on using it for PC Gaming to.
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Old 22-06-2013, 20:16
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That's a good minitor, but know that consoles do not go to 120Hz, so the smoothest option would be sort of locked out unless you were planning on using it for PC Gaming to.
not really interested in pc gaming
i just want the monitor to use for my ps4 (pre ordered it already) and to hook it up to my macbook pro.

will the new ps4 use 120hz?
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Old 22-06-2013, 20:33
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HDCP is a protection system that is built in to most Blu-Ray devices (PS3 for example).
PS4 will almost certainly be the same, as it has Blu-Ray playback, so make sure the monitor is HDCP compliant (if it has HDMI, it should be - but read the spec!).

I would have thought the PS4 should be capable of 120hz, but it probably would only use that if a 3D mode was enabled (so you'd need a monitor with 3D support to take advantage, if that arose..)
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Old 22-06-2013, 20:39
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HDCP is a protection system that is built in to most Blu-Ray devices (PS3 for example).
PS4 will almost certainly be the same, as it has Blu-Ray playback, so make sure the monitor is HDCP compliant (if it has HDMI, it should be - but read the spec!).

I would have thought the PS4 should be capable of 120hz, but it probably would only use that if a 3D mode was enabled (so you'd need a monitor with 3D support to take advantage, if that arose..)
okay thanks
do you its worth getting a 3d monitor which is 120hz.
it will cost about 80 more i think than a normal monitor which is 60hz
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Old 22-06-2013, 20:42
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I use gaming monitors and have done for a number of years... ASUS, BenQ and LG make the best ones...

I have 2no ASUS and a new LG 29EA93-P ... The LG is superb.

Once you have used a monitor you will never go back to TV..
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Old 22-06-2013, 20:52
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okay thanks
do you its worth getting a 3d monitor which is 120hz.
it will cost about 80 more i think than a normal monitor which is 60hz
It would let you watch 3D Blu-Ray movies too, so you'd have access to a feature you'd lose otherwise. I'd say it's worth the extra, it'll probably have a faster response time under normal 60hz too.
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Old 22-06-2013, 20:58
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I use gaming monitors and have done for a number of years... ASUS, BenQ and LG make the best ones...

I have 2no ASUS and a new LG 29EA93-P ... The LG is superb.

Once you have used a monitor you will never go back to TV..
oh wow that lg looks nice

can you hook that up to your macbook pro? i dont have a desktop pc, just a macbook.
also what's it like when playing your console?
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Old 22-06-2013, 21:15
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oh wow that lg looks nice

can you hook that up to your macbook pro? i dont have a desktop pc, just a macbook.
also what's it like when playing your console?
The macbook pro with retina display has HDMI out .. if you do not have that model you can use an adapter.

The LG is excellent.. 21:9 ... 29 inch... 5ms response time. I use this for both my Xbox & PS3 and will be my PS4.

I also use ASUS VG248QE for PC.. 1ms response time!

If your an avid gamer .. console or PC I suggest gaming monitors are right up your street. Way better response, colours and pixel pitch than TV.
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Old 22-06-2013, 21:16
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okay thanks
do you its worth getting a 3d monitor which is 120hz.
it will cost about 80 more i think than a normal monitor which is 60hz
I gave you the link to a decent monitor further on up the thread if you'd bothered checking.
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