For those of you with dedicated PCs (laptop users can go get testicular cancer and quit reading) which have you found yourself using and why?
I’ve found that televisions offer a much larger variety of usages, especially smart TVs, or dumb TVs with an extra brain appendage (Chromecast, w/e) but it has largely depended on what room you find your rig in.
That said, even 4k televisions have limitations, especially in the fps category. I’ve never been big on crystal clear graphics, but screen tearing is a big thing I normally encounter, even with VSync enabled. It is my understanding that using HDMI alternatives like Displayport can help fix the problem, however because Displayport has different versions and most televisions only accept HDMI male connections, this can get a bit annoying.
So, I have my rig in my room, and the monitor faces my bed somewhat. When I watch movies I use the smart TV functions, and its 50 inches so its quite satisfactory. Gameplay requiring me to be a bit closer, however, is largely a game of logistics as I try to position myself in front correctly. This problem is solved with dual screen setups, which I use a dedicated monitor to play most things (and it helps with multitasking, hooray!)
Visually, the only difference I really perceive is the frame rate, but tbh without the monitor there to directly compare, I couldn’t tell. However, this monitor was… about 500 dollars and sits at 28 inches. The 4k tv was about 400 dollars and is at 50 inches…
So, what set up are you guys using, and do you have a preference either way?