Originally Posted by I-Siamak-I
Hey man just off topic question, are u using a 55inch 4k tv as your primary monitor? If so how is it for desktop use? I know for gaming its awesome. Also do u have it mounted to wall in front of your desk? How far are u sitting to the TV?
Hey, Yes I am! It's great! My vision isn't perfect even with glasses so having a big screen is always nice! I switched to TV's back in 2004 with a 32" and have gone up from there (32>40>46>55), mainly due to the failing prices in recent years. HDR is great for the pre-installed apps on the TV, as well as games with an HDR mode (Shadow Warrior 2, Hitman 2016, Mass Effect Andromeda, Resident Evil 7, Etc...) Desktop looks great with 175 Resolution scale set in windows, some things are a little too big but 150 looks off and if I use a custom % inbetween 150-175 it also looks off.
As for wall mounting no, I do not have it mounted, I keep putting that off, I have it sitting atop my desk pushed back as far as it will go on the desk and I'm sitting ~3ft away from it.
I'd say the only complaint I have with this setup is that this TV will not run 1080p/1440p @ 75/100/120hz like some vizio's and sony's will. But I chose this display as it has a 22ms response time in game mode which I leave it in exclusively during pc use/gaming and comparatively I think the image quality of this is superior to everything out there besides LGs OLEDs. If I had to do it again I'd have sprung the extra cash for one of LG's OLEDs, those blacks are just next level! And the halo-ing/flashlight effects of this edge-lit panel can look pretty ulgy watching dark movies/scenes or playing horror games. It's not a deal-breaker but it's far from perfect. However nothing is as bad as the TN/IPS/AH/AV monitor panels I've seen out there, blacks are grey, and the backlight bleed is FAR worse, not to mention that everything just looks washed out and lack's clarity.
If you're planning to use a TV for a monitor I'd say get one of the 4k HDR OLEDs from LG, downside compared to my monitor is increase input lag/slower response time and it won't get as bright or looks as good with objects in motion. But the infinite deep blacks/contrast ratio more than make up for it. IMO.
And if you can hold out, I'd say wait to see what sort of 4k HDR 144hz gaming monitors are coming out by end of this year and see how they compare. Personally, I would never go back to anything smaller than a 40" as I also use this TV to watch movies and TV laying in my bed behind me (~12ft from TV.) and to play my PS4 Pro.
Yes. It's great!
Desktop is great with scaling.
Gaming is a treat for the eyes. But not high refresh rates (60fps)
Not wall-mounted, yet.
Sitting ~3ft from display.
If you want a 4k HDR TV consider one of LGs OLEDs instead.
*** Sorry for the long post ***