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What are the advantages of a real monitor over a HDTV ?

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1 year ago#1
I've been using a 32" HDTV 1080p tv with my pc. Was wondering if I'm missing out on anything.
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1 year ago#2
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1381724/official-4-4-4-chroma-subsampling-thread/0_100
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1 year ago#3
Eh, I'd rather game on a 120" and not have 4:4:4 tbh. PCs shouldn't be shackled to monitors, even if there are some minor benefits.
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1 year ago#4
I think a lot of HDTVs have a lot of input lag, whereas a proper monitor will have as little as possible. Though it's possible to disable a lot of the image processing in HDTVs anyways.
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1 year ago#5
The Master Race only uses monitors. If you want to boost your Master Race cred, you must use a monitor, and even THINKING that a TV is good enough will get you classified as a peasant.

*Plays PC games exclusively on a Vizio 55" TV.*
1 year ago#6
Ugh, can you read anything on that display?
1 year ago#7
Better response time, but a lot of tv's like my Sony Bravia have a gaming mode that disables the post processing which greatly reduces input lag. I like playing on my HDTV, but I still have a monitor if I want to play in 3d and whatnot.
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1 year ago#8
I've been looking at some monitors and was a little disappointed at what I saw. How come most monitors only have one DVI and why aren't these monitors using HDMI as the main connection ? I would have thought by now most of these monitors would also have HDMI ports. I can use the DVI for my PC but what about my PS3 and possibly a PS4 down the road. This is definitely a deal breaker for me. My Samsung tv is good tv I'll just have to get proper desk for it.
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1 year ago#9
There are monitors with multiple inputs. My monitor has dvi, hdmi, vga, and display port.
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1 year ago#10
Do you have a 1440p tv?
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