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TV Sizes for Gamers

by Waff09 / August 26, 2011 12:03 PM PDT

I've read up on a good amount of guides for viewing distances when it comes to HDTVs, and from what it seems like I could get a 52" in my room if I really wanted to. I've measured that my viewing distance will be around 78 inches, and from the guide on this site, a 52" would require a viewing distance between 78 and 104 inches. So I would be right at the minimum. But I've also begun thinking about how during gaming, I'm going to have to see and be able to at a lot of things on the screen, and a screen that is too big will just cause a lot of eye strain. So I've decided that settling for a 46" would most likely be the best decision. But I just want some good opinions on this issue, especially if you're a gamer. I don't think this would be too much of an issue if my room wasn't so small though :\

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Gaming Display
by lushys / August 26, 2011 12:17 PM PDT
In reply to: TV Sizes for Gamers

First, remember that HDTVS will give you Pixel Pitch and various issues even via HDMI out. HDTVs are not intended for PC gaming.

The things you should be most concerned about when purchasing a gaming display is:

Connection: VGA = NONO. DVI = OK, HDM = Better.
Your GPU of course.

As for Display properties:

Pixel Pitch:

Display Format:

Vertical Refresh Rate:

Max Resolution
True Contrast Ratio (Black-White not Grey-White)
Response Time:

Horizontal /
Vertical Viewing Angle:

Dynamic Contrast Ratio
As a final note, I find that my best ever Gaming LCD was a BENQ, rarely mentioned. Look into them. Unfortunately it was damaged during a move

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Xbox 360
by Waff09 / August 26, 2011 12:24 PM PDT
In reply to: Gaming Display

Well I'm not going to do any PC Gaming. I will be playing my 360 on it so does that really effect anything?

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willl it effect anything
by lushys / August 26, 2011 12:30 PM PDT
In reply to: Xbox 360

Everything still applies aside from the issues with pixel pitch and other issues from going from PC to TV.

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