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Which is better for gaming and Why? TV vs. Monitors

Which is better for gaming and Why? TV vs. Monitors

Nothing can beat the craze of gamers for their games. With the vast range of choices even in their respective subgroups, the primary option is always between TV or a Monitor for gaming. Any gaming platform can use a monitor or a TV or even a projector as a display, depending on the choice of the user.

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Ultimate Choice

To decide, which is ultimately better among the TV and Monitor, we need to look up to the differences between them. Factors that readily differentiate a TV from a Monitor involves:

  • Screen Size: The fundamental difference is in the screen size of TV and Monitors. While the gaming rig computer monitors range from 19 inches to 27 inches, TV extensively varies from desk size to 100 inches. Most commonly available and popular TV sets vary between 30-60 inches.

The larger screen size of TVs allows gamers to enjoy their game comfortably from a distance. Larger screen size also enables split-screen multiplayer more enjoyable.

  • Resolution: Resolution determines the number of individual pixels present on the screen. Resolution is directly linked to screen size. The higher the resolution, the sharper the image will be. Higher resolution also ensures a more detailed image and visual quality.

Present day monitors have the following resolutions:

  1. a) 1080p,or Full HD
  2. b) 1440p, or Quad HD, commonly called 2K
  3. c) 2160p, or Ultra HD commonly called 4K

Monitors come with the maximum size of 27 inches, and hence they stick to the before mentioned range.

TVs face a different scenario. They come in:

  1. a) 720p, or HD Ready
  2. b) 1080p, or Full HD
  3. c) 2160p, or 4K variants

In the case of TVs, there is nothing in between full HD and 4K. A full HD TV starts from 32 inches, whereas a desk-sized TV will have at least resolution of 720p, which is outdated in terms of modern gaming specifications as set by gaming rig computer monitors.

Bigger screens on TV will also mean lower pixel density, which ultimately results in aliasing. So, TVs are strict “no” when it comes to resolution.

  • Response time: Response time, or pixel response time, determines how fast a pixel can change its color from black to white or from one shade of grey to another. From the definition, one can deduce that lower response time ensures smooth camera movement, while high response time will make the images blurred.

Monitors can choose between the 1ms TN panel and 4ms IPS panel, and TVs have IPS panel which provides adequate response time needed for intended application of TV, that is, multimedia.

The Ending Words

From the facts mentioned above, it is clear that the gaming experience in TVs is bothered by their higher response times and eventually, aliasing. If you are not used to fast pace games, the response time won’t be problematic. The aliasing effect can be overcome if solid gaming PCs are connected to a TV since you need to view the TV from a distance.


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