For console about 3 feet away... TV vs Monitor?

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#1 Posted by th3warr1or (20641 posts) -

Would there be a difference between a 32inch LED TV and a 32inch LED monitor at that distance? Which would be a better idea?

#2 Posted by MonsieurX (31523 posts) -
Depends of resolution
#3 Posted by th3warr1or (20641 posts) -
Depends of resolutionMonsieurX
Full HD 1920x1080.
#4 Posted by kraken2109 (13196 posts) -

Link to 32" monitor?

#5 Posted by th3warr1or (20641 posts) -

Link to 32" monitor?

Typo. It's a 27 inch Samsung 350 monitor vs 32 inch TV.
#6 Posted by kraken2109 (13196 posts) -

Link to 32" monitor?

Typo. It's a 27 inch Samsung 350 monitor vs 32 inch TV.

I'd pick monitor, probably cheaper too.
#7 Posted by Mink (1790 posts) -
Whichever costs less.
#9 Posted by th3warr1or (20641 posts) -
Whichever costs less.Mink
Well they're mostly within 50 bucks of each other, so if there's going to be a considerable compromise for 50bucks less, I'd rather take the other.
#10 Posted by sukraj (23748 posts) -

TV imo.

#11 Posted by kraken2109 (13196 posts) -

Monitor for competitive gaming.

#12 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23806 posts) -

Monitor for competitive gaming.


Need CRT/LCD(144/120hz) for that

#13 Posted by kraken2109 (13196 posts) -


Monitor for competitive gaming.


Need CRT/LCD(144/120hz) for that

They are monitors.
#14 Posted by adamosmaki (9783 posts) -
monitor. Probably will cost less as well and besides at only 3 feet away 32" might be to much for your peripheral vision
#15 Posted by XiggyTheBeast (80 posts) -
#16 Posted by the_bi99man (11054 posts) -

You should consider the color range, and general look of each. A lot of times, the difference between a monitor and a TV at the same size/resolution is going to be in the saturation, boldness, contrast, etc. If you're using a PS3 or Xbox, you might be better of going with the TV, as consoles have the video outputs optimized for TVs better than most monitors. In my experience, several console games look better on the TV, while the PC versions look better on the monitor, because the saturation and contrast in the game is set to compensate for the display's own qualities. I've seen a couple games (trying to remember which was the latest one) where the PC versions even have an "HDTV mode" in the display options, for just that reason. Putting on HDTV mode using a monitor looks kind of weird, but it makes the game look more natural than default, when using a TV.

#17 Posted by jesuschristmonk (3308 posts) -

I've never measured how back I sit, but I'd guess it's either 2-3 feet away from my 24 inch 1080p monitor. It's perfect for me, though I do have 15/20 vision ;)

#18 Posted by _SKatEDiRt_ (2620 posts) -

I have to wear my glasses 1 1/2 feet away from my 27 inch. I would rather have a 42 inch at 3 feet away from my face. i have 20/75 vision. 

#19 Posted by MonsieurX (31523 posts) -
Why bump that thread for nothing?
#20 Posted by DJ_Headshot (6287 posts) -

go with the 32" t.v 27" is to small for that distance and the scaler chip while likely be better in the t.v so your console games will look better

#21 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6695 posts) -

Well they don't really make good 32 inches any more as it is all about making them as slim as possible... 2010 32 inches like the Samsung C580 and Sony EX500 perform better what you find in the 32 inch range on the market today, first and foremost because they used the older CCFL back lighting and not newer LEDs which ruin screen uniformity and cause clouding. The good TVs start at 42 inches, namely Panasonic plasma (ST60, GT60) which are among the best performers regardless of price.



Suggestion: go monitor.