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So i bought me a nice 42 inch TV to play some PC games on. I was going to place the mouse and keyboard on a table, but then it wasn't really comfortable after a while so....

Would a lapdesk work to put a mouse/keyboard on? was thinking on getting this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002WER27Q/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_g147_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=1G8SEPPNFQ0MGPTG9TMN&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938811&pf_rd_i=507846

I know lapdesks are for laptops/mice, but will they work fine for keyboards too??

Thanks!!thumb.gif
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So i bought me a nice 42 inch TV to play some PC games on. I was going to place the mouse and keyboard on a table, but then it wasn't really comfortable after a while so....
Would a lapdesk work to put a mouse/keyboard on? was thinking on getting this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002WER27Q/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_g147_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=1G8SEPPNFQ0MGPTG9TMN&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938811&pf_rd_i=507846
I know lapdesks are for laptops/mice, but will they work fine for keyboards too??
Thanks!!thumb.gif

I have the same thing... And used to have the same setup until the wireless input lag got to me... Going from a couch back to an actual desk with a wired keyboard and mouse just gives me a better PC gaming experience...
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As long as your cords are long enough and the surface is big enough, it should work.... are u experiencing any lag due to the 42" tv? or did u buy one with low lag?
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I use to do that with my HDTV. I could never find a seated position that worked well for me, everything just seems uncomfortable.
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As long as your cords are long enough and the surface is big enough, it should work.... are u experiencing any lag due to the 42" tv? or did u buy one with low lag?

I notice the input lag when I'm on my desktop but not in game. My TV has 8ms lag while my monitor has 1ms. So it's a difference that's there, but I can deal with it.
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Wireless gamepad?
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How do you have your pc connected to your tv? Ive been using vga but the image quality suffers a bit
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How do you have your pc connected to your tv? Ive been using vga but the image quality suffers a bit

I am using HDMI.
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If you're up to the challenge, I would personally try to build something custom that sits over my lap so I can move around and get comfortable like I do in my chair at my desk. I cant sit still for long though so maybe its just me. biggrin.gif
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