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    Why do some people use a monitor for gaming instead of a TV?

    I don't know whether I should get a monitor or TV, any suggestions as to why I should get one rather than the other?


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    Well is it PC or another console? Tbh, I'd use a decent but smallish TV screen for gaming if you've got the money but the average PC monitor is definitely better than a terrible TV screen...
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    Many reasons to use a monitor over a TV.

    1) Resolution. A TV will be running at 1080p or 4k. Monitors have more options, 1080p, 1440p, 4K, 3440 x 1440, 2560 x 1080 etc...

    2) Input lag. A TV is slower to display things than a monitor. Input lag of 16ms is one full frame behind what actually happens. This is generally due to less signal processing.

    3) Refresh rate. A gaming monitor can run at native 120 or 144Hz, whereas most TVs run at 60Hz (and an higher stated is achieved via interpolation). This allows you to run games at higher FPS without screen-tearing.
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    An IPS panel would look much better than a normal TV in games. Also aslong as you get a fairly decent sized one you can get a dual hdmi output one and use it as a TV if you want to aswell.
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    (Original post by Blyts-_)
    Why do some people use a monitor for gaming instead of a TV?

    I don't know whether I should get a monitor or TV, any suggestions as to why I should get one rather than the other?


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    Definitely get a monitor. I play on a monitor after switching from a HDTV. Makes quite the different in First Person Shooters ect where you need as little input lag as possible. Monitors have a quicker refresh rate than TV's
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    (Original post by Hachik0)
    Definitely get a monitor. I play on a monitor after switching from a HDTV. Makes quite the different in First Person Shooters ect where you need as little input lag as possible. Monitors have a quicker refresh rate than TV's
    Thanks for the response How do I connect a PS3 to a monitor? Do they all have a HDMI input?
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    (Original post by Blyts-_)
    Thanks for the response How do I connect a PS3 to a monitor? Do they all have a HDMI input?
    Not all but most yeah. Mine has a DVI input only but it was easy to get a HDMI to DVI converter cable. You literally just plug it in, nothing complex.

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