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gaming?

I've got the gpus (2x 680 sli) I want now and now focusing on getting another monitor just for gaming. I like to get a 30" monitor, but the prices are similar to a regular HD tv, but smaller. So I ask this question. I want to explore as many options before I decide which direction to go. I only want one monitor. I saw a youtube video where a guy was using 3x 46 HD tvs (Samsung). I read the sticky on monitors, but the list did not include anything over 30".

Is there a good writeup around here on using HD tv as a gaming monitor?
Are there special setups needed to use a HD Tv?
Any particular HD Tv (lcd or led) recommended around here?
Any bad results from using HD tvs for gaming?


Thanks...Al
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It's as simple as plugging in an HDMI cable...of course, people will probably tell you monitors are better for gaming due to the pixels. On a large 1080p HDTV, the pixels will be much larger than on a monitor, especially a monitor with a resolution higher than 1080p. This can mean text will be harder to read or see, among other things. And if you're playing UI intensive games it could become a problem.
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What kind of problems does the HDTV present to gamers?

Thanks for the response.

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It's as simple as plugging in an HDMI cable...of course, people will probably tell you monitors are better for gaming due to the pixels. On a large 1080p HDTV, the pixels will be much larger than on a monitor, especially a monitor with a resolution higher than 1080p. This can mean text will be harder to read or see, among other things. And if you're playing UI intensive games it could become a problem.
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Basically,

Worse response time
Larger pixels
Lower resolutions
Lack of DVI inputs (mostly)

Monitors are better for gaming in general. And of course dual link DVI is going to be better than HDMI. You've got 2 680s so why bottleneck at your monitor? The screen is where you see everything so might as well make it nice. I'd recommend a good 24-27" 120hz monitor for your set up.
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Are there any 30" 120hz monitors out there?

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Basically,

Worse response time
Larger pixels
Lower resolutions
Lack of DVI inputs (mostly)

Monitors are better for gaming in general. And of course dual link DVI is going to be better than HDMI. You've got 2 680s so why bottleneck at your monitor? The screen is where you see everything so might as well make it nice. I'd recommend a good 24-27" 120hz monitor for your set up.
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