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Which screen to use

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Soldotcreate, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. Soldotcreate

    Soldotcreate

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    IMG_3159.jpg Hey everyone ,

    I am waiting for my steering wheel to come in today.

    I have got an obutto revolution as a seat but not yet the money to put a triple monitor setup on the monitor stand.

    As i want to get going today I have 2 options.

    A 37 inch Toshiba TV LCD ( old beast 37bv701g )

    Or my normal computer monitors ( also older Dell ST2410 )

    What do you guys advice if you had to choose between the 2 options have atm ( buy new monitors , I know )

    Above you can see what the setup looks like now , I could shove the obuttto under the desk to use with the 24 inch monitor if i wanted , just intrested what you guys think the better idea would be !

    Bram
     
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  2. RasmusP

    RasmusP
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    I would go with the one big single TV! Two screens are just weird in my opinion with the black bar in the middle etc.
    But: maybe the TV has huge input lag! Connect it to the PC and see if your mouse is lagging extremely or nearly not noticeable. It's important for racing to have almost no input lag. Not as important as with the mouse for shooting games, but important :)
     
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  3. Soldotcreate

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    aye it would be single monitor for both options ,so its either 37 inch vs 24 inch. Im a streamer so the second monitor would be all my stream tools
     
  4. Soldotcreate

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    Just hope the input lag is low on the TV , 24 inch monitor seems small next to the obutto , still have to see the steering wheel on it. !
     
  5. Jeremy Ford

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    That TV is only 50mhz so doesn't look too promising, however input lag and refresh mhz are independent measures so you may get lucky and the lag may be tolerable. Screen tearing could be a bigger problem.

    Other option is get another 24" monitor and go triples.
     
  6. Emery

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    24"? No, just don't go there because a realistic FOV is impractical. Unless you don't mind. TVs can have bad lag, but a 24" monitor is worse torture for racing games.
     
  7. Mick Aspinall

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    If you decide to go with the TV buy a cheap stand or desk so you are able to get the screen as close behind the wheel as possible, it will make a huge difference. Personally if you don't suffer to much lag I would choose the TV, I have a Obutto Revolution with a 32in TV placed right up behind a T500 which as served me well until I go VR. Enjoy your Obutto great solid rig.