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How much better would gaming on a monitor be vs gaming on an HDTV?

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User Info: Star_Nuts

3 years ago#1
And how much would I be looking to spend on a nice monitor? I currently game on a 59'' 60hz 1080p plasma. I'm worried that moving to a smaller screen will ruin the gaming experience but it would be more comfortable gaming with a mouse and keyboard on a desk. Also, what would be the best screen size?
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User Info: Son Of Spam

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3 years ago#2
You're probably looking around $150 for a good 23" 1080p monitor, which is the standard nowadays.

I can't really say which one is better because it is a matter of opinion. I love playing on my 54" plasma and mostly play RTS games on my 23" monitor. I find the large TV to be a much more immersive experience.

The biggest advantage of an LCD monitor is they will have less input lag than most TVs. It isn't that big of a deal if you aren't playing competitively.

As for screen size, it depends on the resolution you want. For 1080p, 23-24" is the standard size. If you get a 27" monitor, it would be best to get one with a 1440p resolution.

User Info: TheWayOfTheGun

3 years ago#3
I have both a 55in Panny VT50 plasma and a 27in Crossover 1440p monitor side by side with my PC hooked up to both so I have a decent opinion to share.

Basically, 1440p brings out a ridiculous amount of detail, especially on a 27in screen from 3 feet away. That being said, the VT50 has far superior color accuracy and shadow detail over any monitor on the market so I pretty much always play on it since I am able to see incredible shadow detail in games Splinter Cell, Tomb Raider, and Metro:Last Light which have lots of dark areas.

It really comes down to whether you want to see more detail from sitting up close and playing on a smaller screen or you want an overall better PQ in terms of color and black level. (Bearing you have a decent, newer TV).

*As for comfort, sitting back in a Lazy Boy > sitting at my desk. I sit at a desk 40+ hours a week.

User Info: thatfool12Gs

3 years ago#4
Pixel density on a monitor is better as monitors are smaller than HDTV's. I prefer this as the image is sharper. I can only imagine the density on a monitor with more pixels, ie 1440p.

I use my 55" from time to time, but prefer the 23" monitor.
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User Info: TimePharaoh

3 years ago#5
Everything is better
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User Info: Dragnfyr

3 years ago#6
You'll be much closer to your monitor than your TV so the monitor will probably take up a larger portion of your FOV even though it is physically smaller.
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