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Hey guys. I'm wonder is it a good idea to use a LED HD TV as monitor? I wanna get this TV


Is this TV good for PC gaming?

Any suggest for other LED 1080p 120Hz TV around $650?

Thanks in advance.
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LED TVs are cool but make sure you are not too close when you play pc games. Too much eye strain and teary eyes. That's why the real computer monitors are still recommended for pc gaming.

No one plays 1 to 2 feet away on their tv with console games right? If it's going to be your secondary monitor forget everything I said. But if it's going to be your primary, it will just hurt your eyes more especially on browsing and reading stuff.

Oh by the way... I love LG's LED TV. They're great in my opinion.
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I'm using a 28 inches monitor right now and sitting about 4 feet away when using the keyboard. 5 to 6 feet when watch video. I do wanna use the led tv as primary. Is 4 feet a good distance on 32 inches tv?
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I used a 47" TV for awhile. Since you have to have it across the room, text can be hard to read. I had to set windows 7 to blow everything up 25%.

Also 1080p is pretty grainy if you sit close like you would with a PC monitor, compared to a real 30" 2560x1600 PC screen.
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You need to find a TV that does not do chroma subsampling when receiving 4:4:4 video(the vast majority do). Otherwise all your text will look like crap.

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I do worry that the text looks weird. Is it adjustable? My fd bought one, I gonna wait and see what the text looks like before buying it.
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had a 32" lg at 1080p. Was fine for me. Tossed it in another room and now use a 28" 1920x1200 resolution hanns-g. I was able to read the text just fine on both monitors. i game around 1.5-2 feet away and its fine. Text is all legible. When using the xbox im around 3 feet away from the monitor.

For a room tv/monitor 28" and above is what i would go. 1080p or higher.
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Originally Posted by lilraver018 View Post
had a 32" lg at 1080p. Was fine for me. Tossed it in another room and now use a 28" 1920x1200 resolution hanns-g. I was able to read the text just fine on both monitors. i game around 1.5-2 feet away and its fine. Text is all legible. When using the xbox im around 3 feet away from the monitor.

For a room tv/monitor 28" and above is what i would go. 1080p or higher.
lol I got the same monitor and wanna jump to 120hz LED TV.
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post #9 of 16
TV arent really 120hz, they are 60*2 so if you are thinking about 3D this aint the good choice.
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Originally Posted by Khmor View Post
TV arent really 120hz, they are 60*2 so if you are thinking about 3D this aint the good choice.
Yeah, with a 120hz TV you can only set 60hz from the PC. If you want true 120hz for games and stuff, you need to get a real PC monitor.
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