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Tv or Monitor that is the question!

Discussion in 'RaceRoom Racing Experience' started by Doug46, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. Doug46

    Doug46
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    AT The moment i am playing my race sims on a tv 42 inch from a distance of around 2and a half meters, however when i play raceroom sim and many other sims i cant see the full mirror from inside the car and the wing mirrour, by adjusting my seat back i can but it spoils the racing view (cockpit) allot. Their are good wide screen monitors around now that seem to give more picture allowing you to see the mirrors and surrounding slightly better. Today i have also seen a deal for the BENQ XR3501 LED 35 INCH GAMING MONITOR so i was wondering if any of you could share your thoughts on tv vs Monitor when it comes to racing simms , would i be wasting my money on buying a monitor just because i get more width to view and possibly better picture and performance from the monitor , appreciate your time on sharing your thoughts

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2016
  2. Andy Jackson

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    TV's don't compare to a good PC monitor at all. Refresh rate is not fast enough. I have a 34" LG monitor in Ultrawide and I love it. Basically a monitor displays the picture how it should be displayed.
     
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  3. jimortality

    jimortality
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    Well I've just swapped my 27" Gsync monitor for a 40" 4K HDR tv and I know which I prefer.
     
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  4. Andy Jackson

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    Bigger is not always better Jim. But I bet Raceroom looks great on 4K tv.:thumbsup:
     
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  5. jimortality

    jimortality
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    It does mate and it's got the lowest response time of any tv which to me doesn't mean crap lol.

    £419 I paid for my Samsung, well pleased
     
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  6. Doug46

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    thanks for all this info , i also see many racers with three monitors to get the side view which to me looks quite impressive, with a tv and normal monitor you loose that view just basically getting whats in front do you get that with a ultra wide monitor? the only problem i see with the ultra wide monitors is you need the power to get the full benefit from it.

    Thanks
     
  7. Andy Jackson

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    Nice. Do you game at 4k resolution Jim?
     
  8. William Wester

    William Wester
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    You triggered my curiosity... just purchased a 65" 4K HDR TV for our main entertainment room. This wasn't purchased for gaming but I'm wondering what it will take to run games smoothly at 3840x2160. I "think" this is suppose to have one of the lowest responses for a TV but still at 22ms I'm not sure, still quite a bit higher than a good monitor.

    (eurogamer.net 11/19/2016)
    "Previously we ruled out the KS7000 (known as the KS8000 in the US) owing to a lack of support for game mode running concurrently with the HDR mode, resulting in a mammoth 100ms+ latency during HDR gaming. We're happy to report that this has now been resolved, with class-leading latency at just 22ms."

    8,295 is lot of pixels to push around, quite bit more than a typical HD triple screen setup at 6,220. When I get some time I'll have to hook up my PC - i7 @ 4GHz, GTX 1070, 16 GB. I'm running an UltraWide 3440x1440 monitor (4,953 pixels) for gaming. I can run most every sim at MAX but I'm sure that won't happen at 4K if I want to maintain at least 60 FPS.
     
  9. jimortality

    jimortality
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    Where the game supports it yes. I think some games will just be up scaled. A game like battlefield 1 is in 4k and it's a beautiful thing.
     
  10. William Wester

    William Wester
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    What do you mean upscaled... are you talking of console gaming? For a PC connected to a 4K device, you set the resolution - no upscale - 3840x2160 is 3840x2160. If a console, then yes, then you wouldn't be actually running at a 4K resolution.

    EDIT: Ok, I guess for the PC you could also set a lower resolution then have the TV upscale. Not a true 4K but could look better - haven't tried yet.
     
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  11. jimortality

    jimortality
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    Yes for console it's upscaled but I set it at 3840x2160 but I meant I'm not sure if all pc games support 4k.