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Will using a TV as a PC monitor restrict FPS?

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I'm using my Panasonic Viera 32" as my Monitor for my PC purely because im out of space on my desk frown.gif

But is using my tv that has a refresh rate of 60hz affecting my FPS?
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It'll cap you at 60FPS; 120hz caps at 120, etc...
    
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Originally Posted by ssgtnubb View Post

It'll cap you at 60FPS; 120hz caps at 120, etc...

^ Yep... and just to add.. even today, the majority of the devices have 60hz. i guess
your PC monitor have 60hz too so there shouldnt be a difference for you.

It may be only slightly feelable if you downgrade from 120hz to 60hz.

GL!
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Nope, a 60hz TV will only refresh 60 times per second, but your computer is still free to refresh at whatever number it does. Its why consoles run in the lower 30s yet gaming computers can push over 100 FPS on the same monitor.
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Wont impact FPS at all, The TV however will still be limited to displaying 60fps.

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What model is your Viera? ST30 (2011) -> ST60 (2013) models are susceptible to Image Retention - i would advise against using it as a monitor for long, unless you dont mind have the HUD on your panel all the time

Actually all panny plasmas from 2010+ arent the best when it comes to IR.

60hz will limit your fps if you run vsync - you can run faster if you dont mind some screen tear - make sure youre in gaming mode to further cut down on input lag.
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Thanks for all the help guys,

I use my LCD TV Viera TX-L32U2B as my monitor. Because the tv & PC take up all the space on my desk im looking to downsize and move my TV somewhere else :S
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jerrolds View Post

What model is your Viera? ST30 (2011) -> ST60 (2013) models are susceptible to Image Retention - i would advise against using it as a monitor for long, unless you dont mind have the HUD on your panel all the time

Actually all panny plasmas from 2010+ arent the best when it comes to IR.

60hz will limit your fps if you run vsync - you can run faster if you dont mind some screen tear - make sure youre in gaming mode to further cut down on input lag.

Viera TX-L32's are IPS panels,not Plasmas.
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It may be only slightly feelable if you downgrade from 120hz to 60hz.
For motion blur, it's a function of the impulse length.

A 60Hz CRT has less motion blur than a regular 120Hz LCD, for example.

Many plasmas flicker at approximately 1/4 impulse of the full refresh, when averaging out the plasma phosphor decay (~4ms) versus a 1/60sec refresh (16.7ms). So 60Hz on a plasma has approx 4x clearer motion than a non-strobed 60Hz LCD. So sidegrading from a non-LightBoost 120Hz LCD to a 60Hz plasma (or a 60Hz Motionflow Impulse strobe-backlight Sony LCD) isn't that big a downgrade since while you're trading off a few attributes (fewer frames - more lag, more stutters during VSYNC OFF, more tearing) you have less motion blur. Now, if you're a game player who plays VSYNC ON framerate-locked, the smoothness of 60Hz (if using shorter impulse flashes than 8.3ms) actually then becomes better than a non-impulsing 120Hz display. So, the bottom line is you trade off a few attributes, and gain others, if you are sidegrading from a regular (non-LightBoost) 120Hz display to a 60Hz strobing display (CRT, plasma, strobe backlight).

However, if you're using a non-strobed 60Hz LCD as a monitor, it's a downgrade in motion blur from any current 120Hz LCD, no matter how you cut it. Other aspects may be upgrades, such as color (IPS television versus TN monitor, etc).
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