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Greetings to the forum.

I am looking into a PC monitor upgrade and I am considering using a 50 inch HDTV.

I found this model LG 50 PA 550. 1080p. 600hz, 1920 x 1080 res. Available at Kmart for $499.

The GPU that will be feeding it is a factory overclocked GTX 580 which has HDMI output in a
custom built rig 4 years ago with a stock QX9770 Yorkie.

Any thoughts or advice on this chaps before I shell out my hard earned ?

Thanks, Buster.
post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by Busterbvi View Post

Greetings to the forum.

I am looking into a PC monitor upgrade and I am considering using a 50 inch HDTV.

I found this model LG 50 PA 550. 1080p. 600hz, 1920 x 1080 res. Available at Kmart for $499.

The GPU that will be feeding it is a factory overclocked GTX 580 which has HDMI output in a
custom built rig 4 years ago with a stock QX9770 Yorkie.

Any thoughts or advice on this chaps before I shell out my hard earned ?

Thanks, Buster.

Use that money on a 1440P monitor better spent money if its for gaming

And Welcome to OCN BTW
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If you're sitting close to your screen you need a high PPI screen for it to look good (over 8000 is preferable). With a 50" 1080p display it's only around 4000 PPI which will look horrible if you are sat close to it, if you are sat further away then it will look okay.
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as Shilka said, use that money and get your self a Dell 27inch 1440p Monitor.
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as Shilka said, use that money and get your self a Dell 27inch 1440p Monitor.

The TV he looked at was 500$ a Dell U2713MH is around 650$ i think?

Anyway even 650$ is a steal for a 1440P monitor only other option is to go with one of the korean 1440P monitors
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post #6 of 13
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The TV he looked at was 500$ a Dell U2713MH is around 650$ i think?

Anyway even 650$ is a steal for a 1440P monitor only other option is to go with one of the korean 1440P monitors
Correct, it's normally around $650. Sometimes less if there's a sale, for $500 you're going to have to buy a Korean monitor.
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How many feet do you plan on sitting away from it?
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post #8 of 13
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Thanks guys, the PC is for gaming, flight simming, Dirt 3, Formula 1 etc. The idea is to move my rig into the living room and consolidate my PC
and home entertainment system through one screen . Sound will be handled by a seperate Yamaha amp and large floor speakers.

I will be sat about 8ft away.

Are there any 8000 or better PPI 50 inch TV's out there ?

Cheers, Buster
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Thanks guys, the PC is for gaming, flight simming, Dirt 3, Formula 1 etc. The idea is to move my rig into the living room and consolidate my PC
and home entertainment system through one screen . Sound will be handled by a seperate Yamaha amp and large floor speakers.

I will be sat about 8ft away.

Are there any 8000 or better PPI 50 inch TV's out there ?

Cheers, Buster
If you're 8ft away then it will be fine. PPI (Pixels Per Inch) is the pixel/space ratio or pixel density, so every 50" 1080p monitor will have the same PPI (I'm really bad at explaining things haha)
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post #10 of 13
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I got the model number wrong, it is a LG 50 PA 5500.

The 600hz refresh rate got my attention.

I am already using a 27 inch Dell.

How do you think it will look from 8ft (ish) away ?

Cheers, Buster.
Edited by Busterbvi - 4/22/13 at 12:33pm
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