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2 years ago#1
Hey folks,

I just recently got a new gaming pc that I was able to talk my wife into letting me put in our rec room downstairs hooked up to my new 60" plasma.

I've never had this kind of setup before so any tips or advice would be very welcome.

The tv is a very new Samsung 60" plasma hooked up to a polk audio soundbar and sub. The tv is sat on a fairly large wooden media cabinet. I will be sitting on a couch about 8 feet or so away from the tv.

So I'm going to connect the pc to tv with an hdmi cable. I was thinking about buying usb extension cords for my gaming keyboard, razr naga mouse, and game pad. I think there's lots of space on the media cabinet's shelves to roll them out and in as necessary.

I'm wondering what to get for putting the kb and mouse on though. What do some of you use? Table? Shelf on your laps?

Please sound in with any experiences you've had with a similar setup. Thanks!
2 years ago#2
I use a wireless keyboard and mouse :) Bluetooth ftw.
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2 years ago#3
este914 posted...
I use a wireless keyboard and mouse :) Bluetooth ftw.


Where do you sit and how do you set them up while you sit? No input lag?
2 years ago#4
I use a wireless keyboard/trackpad combo, but more often than not I just end up using Unified Remote (smartphone app) and a wireless 360 controller.

Since my living room PC fills the role of HTPC I don't type much on it anyways, hence the de-emphasis on keyboard use.
2 years ago#5
Don't do it, that's the only advice you need.


Worried about lag but wants to use a TV lolz
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2 years ago#6
The distance you sit from a computer monitor is less than the distance you would sit from the same sized TV. On my 50" TV, I found myself sitting 5 or 6 feet away to comfortably use the computer.
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2 years ago#7
TimePharaoh posted...
Don't do it, that's the only advice you need.


Worried about lag but wants to use a TV lolz


My TV is a new generation plasma that has a game mode. I won't pretend it's as quick a proper monitor but I believe it will do well enough. I've never used Bluetooth peripherals so I asked about lag, really lolz worthy that.
2 years ago#8
Anyone try those new sweet chili sun chips?? (crunches) OMG,.... Umm yes use a wireless adapter and bluetooth but youll still get lag on your tv, i think,.. I dunno,.. I just want more karma man.
2 years ago#9
Cush1978 posted...
The distance you sit from a computer monitor is less than the distance you would sit from the same sized TV. On my 50" TV, I found myself sitting 5 or 6 feet away to comfortably use the computer.


Thanks, was that due to resolution and/or text size issues?
2 years ago#10
just a word of advice if you play multiplayer games.... don't do it on a 60 incher, you'll do far worse than on something smaller, having to wade your eyes over the whole 60 inches will require far more effort than a smaller tv.

playing games on a 52 inch tv I was far better than playing on a 65 inch television. It was odd but very true.
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