Couch/TV or Chair/Monitor - what experience do you enjoy more?

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Posted by SolidGame_basic (24049 posts) 1 month, 22 days ago

Poll: Couch/TV or Chair/Monitor - what experience do you enjoy more? (69 votes)

Couch/TV 57%
Chair/Monitor 43%

I personally like couch/TV most of the time except for FPS. FPS is easier on a monitor in my opinion. It makes it easier to spot people and shoot. I also like driving games on my monitor but that's because I have a ultra wide monitor. But I think overall couch is more relaxing and I enjoy watching it on a bigger screen.

How about you, SW? Couch/TV or Chair/Monitor? What experience do you enjoy more?

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#1 Posted by XVision84 (15812 posts) -

Depends on the game. I like monitor majority of the time because it's immersive and I feel more engaged. However, I prefer TV for blockbuster games. Playing something like God of War or Spiderman that both focus on spectacle just isn't the same on a monitor (need that big screen).

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#2 Posted by npiet1 (2108 posts) -

I generally keep switching positions between sitting forward and laying back with my legs up. I can't really choose between the 2 though.

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#3 Posted by dagubot (1234 posts) -

For a while I was a fan of just playing on the computer but lately I just feel more relaxed playing on the couch on that sweet OLED.

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#4 Posted by That_Old_Guy (1207 posts) -

Why would you want to be in an unrelaxed position to do something that is suppose to be relaxing?

Even I play on PC with couch/tv set up.

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#5 Posted by Renegade_Fury (20506 posts) -

Chair and monitor, for me. I do the same for my consoles via a splitter.

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#6 Posted by Archangel3371 (27601 posts) -

Definitely couch and TV for me.

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#7 Posted by IA_Retro_Gamer_Dad (23 posts) -

Old school. Couch and tv.

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#8 Posted by PinchySkree (1205 posts) -

Whatever I feel like at the time since my hardware can support any combination

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#9 Posted by Mandzilla (4037 posts) -

I do all my gaming on the toilet.

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#10 Edited by DaVillain- (36109 posts) -

Chair/Monitor for me as I game on PC and the only thing that Couch/TV is good for is me and my GF like to watch TV together on the weekends.

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#11 Posted by DaVillain- (36109 posts) -

@mandzilla said:

I do all my gaming on the toilet.

Remember to wash those hands after playing :)

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#12 Posted by warmblur (2175 posts) -

Well I do both but I have to say I enjoy Chair/Monitor more because I feel more immersed closer to the monitor and yes I know I could move my tv closer or get a bigger one but I don't want to.

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#13 Edited by br0kenrabbit (15955 posts) -

Chair/monitor

First of all, I don't 'do the hunch'. I have a large comfy executive chair with cushioned arm rests that reclines just enough that I can comfortably prop my feet up on a foot rest I have crammed into the corner under my desk.

I'm close enough to my monitor that it fills most of my vision, being able to relax my arms and play from my wrists allows precision control, and anything I might need is within arms reach on my desk.

I can play retro games just fine on a TV, like my Mini NES, but those aren't really going for sensory immersion. Playing on my nephews consoles, being across the room from the picture imparts a very real disconnect. I just can't get into it.

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#14 Edited by NoodleFighter (10176 posts) -

Chair/monitor. I prefer bed/TV over couch and TV. Laying down in bed is way more comfy than sitting back in a couch in my opinion. Sitting up in a couch just doesn't get me as engage as sitting in a chair in front of a monitor. Plus in my setup and most other people I knows set up the couch is more than 10 feet away from the TV which makes it even worse.

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#15 Posted by with_teeth26 (9480 posts) -

depends on the game. for FPS and RTS/strategy games, chair/monitor

for action games/third person games and racing games, couch/TV

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#16 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18709 posts) -

@Archangel3371 said:

Definitely couch and TV for me.

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#17 Edited by Ezekiel43 (1415 posts) -

Table and chair for any games that play better and feel more comfy on a mouse and keyboard, which is most games. Sofa for controller games. But it's not an option with my PC. I'm not carrying it to the living room every time, so I play controller games like Sekiro and DMC5 on a chair.

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#18 Edited by rzxv04 (579 posts) -

TV as a monitor. No couch.

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#19 Posted by R4gn4r0k (30734 posts) -

@dagubot said:

For a while I was a fan of just playing on the computer but lately I just feel more relaxed playing on the couch on that sweet OLED.

why you abandon the 21:9 master race :'(

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#20 Edited by uninspiredcup (32833 posts) -

Always couch. Or laying in bed like am overweight pig for chill games that require little from the user-end.

Just use arm of coffee table for mouse, fine.

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#21 Posted by pelvist (7368 posts) -

I prefer to sit in front of my monitor on my comfy leather chair, its more private and I have no interruptions except when the missis is horny. I only use the TV when I have friends around that want to play or if my daughter wants to watch me play something.

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#22 Edited by BassMan (10044 posts) -

I like both setups. However, as nice as playing on a 4K HDR OLED is, I find myself playing less on the couch these days due to lack of ultrawide and high refresh rate.

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#23 Posted by Litchie (23727 posts) -

Mostly play on my PC, so chair and monitor.

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#24 Posted by Robbie23 (321 posts) -

I lay in bed and play on my 80 Inch TV. I believe this is extremely bad for my eyes.

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#25 Posted by lundy86_4 (52774 posts) -

Couch/TV, but have a monitor/chair next to it.

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#26 Posted by Horgen (120186 posts) -

Chair and monitor. It's my only choice though.

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#27 Posted by Howmakewood (5805 posts) -

chair+monitor or recliner+tv, rarely on couch

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#28 Posted by Raining51 (804 posts) -

Couch/TV

I don't know why but there's this strong anticipation I can get with the tV that's not with the computer... basically.... like this real strong sense that I am going to get something special.

Chair monitor is just like me posting and stuff right now basically I guess... interesting and all that not the same experience per se.

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#29 Posted by Grey_Eyed_Elf (6257 posts) -

I depends on the game. I would never play PUBG or BF on a couch and TV with or without a controller... And the same goes for racing games like Forza playing on a couch and 55" 4K HDR TV and a controller is the ideal way.

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#30 Edited by DragonfireXZ95 (25201 posts) -

I find myself constantly leaning forward when I'm on a couch while playing games, so it's chair/monitor for me. If I'm watching someone else play a game, a couch is definitely preferred, but I'm not opposed to a comfy chair.

And, I'd be stuck using a controller unless I invested in one of those lapboard things. Controllers suck for pretty much all the games I play except Souls games, so no thanks.

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#31 Posted by Rockman999 (7469 posts) -

Neither, nothing beats siiting or laying on your bed.

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#32 Posted by dagubot (1234 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:
@dagubot said:

For a while I was a fan of just playing on the computer but lately I just feel more relaxed playing on the couch on that sweet OLED.

why you abandon the 21:9 master race :'(

Tee hee only for a little bit...It's Game of Thrones until Days Gone hits :)

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#33 Posted by dxmcat (2568 posts) -

I like both. Couch / Lounge Chair for some games, desk for others.

Options suck :D

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#34 Posted by Xabiss (2507 posts) -

How about a couch with monitors mounted to coffee table where I can still watch TV?

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#35 Posted by Ant_17 (12177 posts) -

Couch/TV

Far more relaxing.

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#36 Edited by R4gn4r0k (30734 posts) -

@dagubot: I'm hyped for both as well.

Though I will be playing Anno on PC first :P

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#37 Posted by JasonOfA36 (1224 posts) -

Half and Half

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#38 Posted by Gamerno6666 (6684 posts) -

Chair monitor even for console games.

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#39 Posted by SecretPolice (35108 posts) -

The only right way....

Nuff. lol :P

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#40 Posted by shellcase86 (4351 posts) -

Couch and TV. Fits my playing style, comforts, and convenience needs.

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#41 Edited by Epak_ (10643 posts) -

Couch/TV. My monitors are in the storage, both TVs are hooked to a PC though.

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#42 Edited by Mandzilla (4037 posts) -
@davillain- said:
@mandzilla said:

I do all my gaming on the toilet.

Remember to wash those hands after playing :)

Yes mother! xD

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#43 Posted by Raining51 (804 posts) -

Chair/monitor is actually sorta ok maybe though I'll admit... better than I thought it could be.

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#44 Posted by sukraj (27858 posts) -

Couch and OLED TV

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#45 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (25201 posts) -
@SecretPolice said:

The only right way....

Nuff. lol :P

That looks extremely fake. Lol Who puts their DVDs right behind their speakers where they are inaccessible? :P It also looks photoshopped on top of that.