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Just want to know if we could, like in ps3 or xbox360, well i really don't like playing pc games too close to my monitor and i think pc games graphics looks good when playing far away from the monitor..
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You should be fine playing far away from an LCD... the only difference you'd notice is that you don't see all the fine grained details you might if you were close enough to make them out depending on your eye sight.

The only way you'd be worse off is if you were sitting off to the side and not centered (and even then this depends on the type of panel your LCD is).
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post #3 of 14
Are you asking for permission? It's really just a matter of preference, but the common rule of thumb for PC monitors (up to 20 inches) is at arms length away minimum. Your Monitor product manual states at least 17-20 inches (45cm-50cm.) But if you prefer and enjoy playing at a further distance...have at it.
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Originally Posted by dedmonwakin View Post
Are you asking for permission? It's really just a matter of preference, but the common rule of thumb for PC monitors (up to 20 inches) is at arms length away minimum. Your Monitor product manual states at least 17-20 inches (45cm-50cm.) But if you prefer and enjoy playing at a further distance...have at it.
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If you want to play console style, that is, like... on your sofa in the living room, about 6-8 feet away from your screen, then by all means, do it.

We do it all the time, pc is connected via HDMI to our 32" LCD in the living room, and we just use wireless peripherals.
    
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Originally Posted by Baskt_Case View Post
If you want to play console style, that is, like... on your sofa in the living room, about 6-8 feet away from your screen, then by all means, do it.

We do it all the time, pc is connected via HDMI to our 32" LCD in the living room, and we just use wireless peripherals.

Is a gamepad necessary?
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There is absolutely no one stopping you from playing games on your LCD when you are on the other side of the house, but you are going to see jack s**t if you arnt using a big screen (greater than 27')
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Is a gamepad necessary?
If you plan on playing FPS games, I would highly advise against using a gamepad. You will get completely dominated. Mouse/keyboard is much more precise.
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Originally Posted by stan_nel View Post
There is absolutely no one stopping you from playing games on your LCD when you are on the other side of the house, but you are going to see jack s**t if you arnt using a big screen (greater than 27')
Yeah I have a 23" LCD and I can't see anything if I sit more than 3 feet away...
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Originally Posted by robi11 View Post
Is a gamepad necessary?
We just use wireless keyboard/mouse.
    
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