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Hey guys!

I have an ASUS N550JV-DB72T laptop (Nvidia Geforce 750M GPU), and I'm looking to get a ~43" 4k TV to use as a monitor. It would be used mostly just for general productivity, some software development, and the occasional gaming session (though mostly Minecraft now). I was originally looking at the Seiki SE42UM, but after seeing the difference in 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 modes on my TV that I currently use as a monitor, I'd really like to get something that's capable of 4:4:4. My only issue is connecting to it, since the HDMI output on my laptop is HDMI 1.4, which could only do 4k at 30 Hz. I'm really looking to be able to output a 3840x2160 signal at 60 Hz and 4:4:4 chroma.

I have a Mini Displayport port on my computer that uses Displayport 1.2, so through my research, it seems that by using this adapter, I could actually output a 4k/60Hz/4:4:4 signal to a TV, as long as it's plugged into an HDMI 2.0 port in the TV, right? I just want to verify, this should in fact be possible with my setup, right?

As far as TVs, I've been thinking of going with the Samsung UN43KU6300, since it has the resolution and chroma levels I need, low input lag, and is on the lower end of the price spectrum. Does anyone have any experience with using this one as a monitor, or any other thoughts on its suitability for my needs or alternatives in the same price range?

Thanks a lot, I appreciate any help!
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Ive heard when you are using a TV as a PC monitor, check that all it's image processing features are able to be disabled. Any sort of image correction that is done by the TV will cause a bit more lag and generally the signal you are sending from your rig will not need any adjustments.
Sounds like you already had a look at the input lag and things like that so you've probably already covered this anyway!

Might be a good idea to keep an eye out to make sure the TV is HDCP2.2 certified otherwise future 4K HD content on blu-ray and such might not be available to you.

Read more about HDCP2.2 here:
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-UPoWK6E1U81/learn/what-you-need-to-know-about-hdcp-2-2.html
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Thanks! I had heard the term but hadn't looked into it yet, so I'll definitely keep that in mind. That Samsung one is compliant so that looks good so far. Anyone else have any suggestions?
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I have a KU6000 and i don't regret buying it. Played BF3 couldn't tell anything different from my 24" 5 ms IPS monitor. I don't see anything wrong with the colors either.

Anyways i don't know what you're planning to do with a 4K TV but gaming is ruled out with your GPU,the TV has already built-in media apps and you don't need over 30 Hz for movies.

And you mentioned productivity...i don't know how much of a good idea that is. 43 inches is not tiny and 4K with 100% screen scale (Running anything than 100% screen scale makes no sense if you really want more productivity) would be damn tiny. On a huge screen.

I can defintly tell you that it does NOT look good. Unless you like having you head glued to a 43 inch screen....

I would get a 4K monitor instead,if you don't mind TN panels you can grab a Samsung U28E590D or a ASUS PB287Q. I think you can find those for 400 bucks new or even less used.
Edited by GoLDii3 - 7/28/16 at 4:58pm
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Thanks for the feedback! In no way am I expecting to play modern games on high specs, but the odd Minecraft session now and then should be doable I think, right?

The basic plan is to use DisplayFusion's monitor splitting feature to effectively split the 4k 43" screen into a quadrant of 4 21.5" 1080p virtual monitors. On your scale comment, the text and things may be small by default, but I could always just increase the text/icon size in Windows, right? And maybe I'm misunderstanding, but how would getting a monitor that's the same 4k resolution, but a smaller size make things more visible? If anything they'd be smaller, wouldn't they?
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