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Postby Tyler » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:29 am

Typically if you have a console you game on the TV and if you have a desktop you use a monitor. My desktop has almost always been connected to a TV so I have the option to game on the TV. I figured with the new big TV I would want to use that, but I ultimate find myself using the monitor because it is easier to see things when you sit so close. I think if I was a little closer to the TV I would probably prefer that.

What about you guys? Strictly monitor? In college I even had my xbox connected to my monitor instead of my TV.
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Postby wags83 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:46 am

I have never connected my PC to the TV for gaming, but have only ever used the Xbox on a TV.
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Postby DannyFanny » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:45 am

I've thought about a gaming monitor, but ultimately I would have to move my playstation to somewhere else for that to be a viable option. Maybe when I played more PVP games, it would have made sense. I am hardlined to my router though.
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Postby Tyler » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:32 pm

I thought of this topic again with Corey and Brad having consoles again. Are you both doing monitor vs desktop?

I haven't played a major game on my TV since I borrowed a PS4 and played Spiderman on the TV like 3-4 years ago. I've tried doing one-off PC games on the TV, but it isnt worth the hassle and as I said above I just sit too far away from the screen in the basement. If I were to get a console (no plans to), I'm not sure if I would do it on the TV or desk monitor
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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:47 pm

I connected my series x to the monitor for a while, but I specifically got a TV that had a 4k 120hz input and panel so that's where its hooked up now.

To be fair though my monitor is basically a TV since it's 32". Even gaming last night in windowed mode was actually not bad.

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Postby Tyler » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:59 pm

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post I specifically got a TV that had a 4k 120hz input and panel so that's where its hooked up now.

I forgot you did that.

Idk if I'll ever be satisfied with gaming on my TV because it's so far and so high. I would never consider gaming on the one upstairs, but maybe downstairs if I had a console.
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Postby ejhartman91 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:29 pm

Right now I play Xbox on Monitor and PS4 on TV. I may consider moving both to the basement (if it ever gets finished...) because I have a 75" 4k 120hz panel going in down there. I'm also likely moving my "office" down there as well so maybe I'll just keep the Xbox One on the monitor...
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Postby Corey » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:33 am

I have mine connected to the TV in the basement
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Postby wags83 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:29 am

PC on monitor, I've never considered hooking it up to TV. Xbone is connected to TV but I haven't turned it on in well over a year.
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Postby Tyler » Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:06 am

Corey wrote:Source of the post I have mine connected to the TV in the basement

That's where I figured you would put it. How does it look on a big huge budget TV? HDR specifically.

wags83 wrote:Source of the post PC on monitor, I've never considered hooking it up to TV.

I like the idea of it, but like I said, it's not worth the hassle. I tried doing Witcher that way since it is also a console game, but I just played on monitor after TV added more setup steps.

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