32" Tv for Gaming? Or 23 inch Monitor.

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#1 Posted by 2Rolex (48 posts) -

Iv been using a regular Dell 19 for almost 11 years now the same one. Its about time I uprgrade to somthing with HD imputs sense I have SLI'ed 550ti's. Heres a nice question though I also need a new tv. With a 400$ budget would it be best for me to buy a 23 inch dell 1080i HD widescreen montior for 139 and a 32 inch hdtv for 200$ and get them that way. Or are there 32 inch tv's that do well for gaming that would be 400 or less in money?

#2 Posted by Stinger78 (5831 posts) -
Personally, if the screen works, then I'd say go with as large as you can get. I've been using a 50" 1080P TV as my 'monitor' for my PC for just over 3 years now, using it for things like netflix, hulu, crackle, and quite a bit of console gaming. I don't know the exact 'response rate' in miliseconds but the refresh rate is 60, though I run most PC games with vsync off. I also sit 9-10 feet from my screen. Likely a new monitor will be more responsive than a TV, but there are other factors to take into account. LED seems to produce clearer text than LCD and it can also be thinner, if you're also interested in that. Also, if you're close enough to sit in front of a 19" screen, then a 23" monitor would probably work well-enough, though the change in size may not have the same impact as a TV.
#3 Posted by Mareczek99 (340 posts) -

Iv been using a regular Dell 19 for almost 11 years now the same one. Its about time I uprgrade to somthing with HD imputs sense I have SLI'ed 550ti's. Heres a nice question though I also need a new tv. With a 400$ budget would it be best for me to buy a 23 inch dell 1080i HD widescreen montior for 139 and a 32 inch hdtv for 200$ and get them that way. Or are there 32 inch tv's that do well for gaming that would be 400 or less in money?

2Rolex

I bought a 32 inch 1080p LCD Toshiba for around 400 USD some time ago and I use it for watching movies and playing games. Only downside is that it's built in speakers are incredibly weak, so a set of good stereo speakers is advised.Other than that it's a really solid TV and the picture quality is very nice.

#4 Posted by Ringx55 (5967 posts) -
T.V screens aren't made for reading text that same way Monitors are but if you're not going to spend a lot of time doing that a T.V for a monitor wouldn't be a bad choice.
#5 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7661 posts) -

Does 27 inch cut it?

Catleap or any of those unknown Korean brand monitors come in 27 inch 1440p for $400 @ amazon, ebay, microcenter, and monoprice is about to sell their own too. They use the same panels as Apple displays, they are just the duds that doesn't pass their testing. So the monitor may have a dead pixel or maybe even perfect.

#6 Posted by handosme2222222 (25 posts) -
23 inch ah ips panel monitor
#7 Posted by DJ_Headshot (6292 posts) -

Not all t.v are great for a primary pc gaming monitor you need to get one with low input lag and 1:1 pixel mapping for the best experience. First I bought some 2009 model 32" lg lcd which didn't look that great after calibration even compared to a 24" gateway monitor with a TN panel(Lost the panel lottery and got a lower quality panel) don't remember how the input lag was.

then I bought Panasonic L32S1(No Panel lottery on panasonic displays) which defiantly looked better and works great for pc gaming and fulltime general pc use has no perceptual input lag while moving the mouse around on the desktop or fast paced fps and I consider myself sensitive towards those things altough my reactions times are not super human by any means. Text and images looks very crisp and clear in 1:1 pixel mode some issues with certian clored text on dark backgrounds but those are so rare to run into I don't care. According to avs my current t.v has one of the lowest input lag of any 32" HDTV personally I would look for a 32" 2009-2011 model panasonic tv that uses an ips-aplha panel those all have low input lags the 2012 models don't as they stop using the fast ips-aplha panels due to cost other manafacutres might have some low input lag 32" t.vs but you have to deal with panel lottery.

The only advantage a smaller 1080p monior will have is lower cost and PPI which makes things look sharper but the best monitors only have ips panels so colors,black levels, and contrast ratio will be the same at best as the 10 bit ips aplha panels in the panasonic 2009-2011 32" and 37". You could also get someting with even more ppi and more pixles like the catleaps with 2560x1440 and those have ips panels and low input lag the main problem is its more demanding to run games and text and everything on the desktop will look smaller and windows dpi scaling doesn't work correctly. The biggest disadvantage though for me is you can't easily clone a 2560x1440 monitor with large 1080p HDTV or Projectors like you can a 1920x1080 display where its literaly just set and forgot very conivenent and no hassle just have to change the sound output and turn on my t.v in front of my bed to lie down for gaming or video watching without not adjusing any other settings of course if you only game with your monitor on your pc its a non issue.

#8 Posted by osirisx3 (2040 posts) -

tv will have better picture then a crappy tn pannel. Also 23 inches is really tiny so 32 would be much better.

#9 Posted by kraken2109 (13257 posts) -

tv will have better picture then a crappy tn pannel. Also 23 inches is really tiny so 32 would be much better.

osirisx3
Budget TVs will be TN panel though....
#10 Posted by Dogswithguns (10985 posts) -
I'd prefer 32" TV, they have all kinds of inputs.. my 24" PC monitor has 1080P has only 2 inputs, can't really do much, Im not all that happy with it.