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Is a 37-40" 1080p HDTV practical for PC usage?

#1Looked gfPosted 12/27/2013 5:28:43 PM
Need to replace my 22" monitor. I'd be using it for everything: cable TV, console gaming, PC gaming, Netflix, Youtube, browsing, etc

Anyone with a setup like this?
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#2ClouddxPosted 12/27/2013 5:37:57 PM
I have my PC hooked up to my monitor and my TV. In all honesty I can tell the input lag produced by the TV, however I do use it for games that I want to play on the big screen from my couch with a controller and it works fine.
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#3chris121691Posted 12/27/2013 5:57:18 PM
Clouddx posted...
I have my PC hooked up to my monitor and my TV. In all honesty I can tell the input lag produced by the TV, however I do use it for games that I want to play on the big screen from my couch with a controller and it works fine.


Exactly this for me. I usually play games on my monitor, but when I just feel like being lazy, I'll lean back in the recliner, and play on the tv. It's nice to have the option. I notice a bit of lag, but it's usually not a game breaker for me.
#4Majoras_pantsPosted 12/27/2013 6:00:21 PM
I use my 60 inch for gaming a lot, for games that use a controller.
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#5DV8ingSourcesPosted 12/27/2013 6:01:03 PM
Use my plasma tv all the time. No lag. It's nice to have a monitor for some things though.
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#6Looked gf(Topic Creator)Posted 12/27/2013 6:03:58 PM
Even with word processing and similar applications? Cause it's going to be my primary and only monitor which will be used for everything
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#7Torpedo_VegasPosted 12/27/2013 6:04:43 PM
Pretty much what everyone has said. For my desktop, I have a dual monitor set up that I use. But sometimes I want to kick back so I'll hook up my laptop (which is decent for playing games) up to my TV and play games with a controller. I haven't really run into any issues. There may be slight input lag, but nothing that will make games unplayable.
#8GTRagnarokPosted 12/27/2013 6:11:46 PM(edited)
It's fine for media, but it might not be so practical for browsing and other computing. You'll have to sit 4-5 feet away otherwise it's going to really strain your eyes.
#9second2n0nePosted 12/27/2013 6:10:06 PM
Are you going to be sitting right in front of it like a normal desktop scenario or are you typically going to be on your couch or a few feet away? The reason I ask is because the farther away from the screen you are the harder it will be to read text even on a large screen.
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#10Looked gf(Topic Creator)Posted 12/27/2013 6:16:52 PM
Desktop scenario, 3-4 feet away
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