Monitor or TV for Xbox one/360

danryder

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Hey guys, Currently my HD TV is upstairs in the bedroom along with my Xbox one and 360. However due to Wife and Daughter i rarely get to play as i feel bad sitting upstairs and not being involved.


So i had the idea of buying a 24-27inch HDTV or PC monitor which i can put on a PC desk along with my xbox's downstairs in the living room and that way i can be around my family and actually get to play my xbox!


Im not going to bother getting a PC as i had one before and sold it as i realised im not a pc gamer. I prefer consoles and my gamerscore :D! So my current laptop will do.


Now my question is, Do i get a small HDtv or a Small Gaming monitor? Or will it not really matter?


Would this be ok? http://www.very.co.uk/acer-k242hla-widescreen-lcd-24-inch-monitor/1424040630.prd


For sound i have a pair of sony headphones that i like and i plan on just plugging them into the monitor or tv.
 

danryder

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I already have a TV in the living room. Lol.


The reason im getting something else is so my wife and daughter can still watch TV and i can be around them.

I was told a gaming monitor would be better than a small TV.
 

Clicky999

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Are You In the uk because I have a monitor I use for just the same reason as you I will send you the link if your in the uk it's really good as it has a 2ms rate so it's a beast at gaming and the picture is quality is about £120 hdmi and vga And built in speakers which aren't great but by the sound of it you won't be using them anyway

In fact it's just under £100 now
 

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Xbox can reach up to 720p so you do not need a full hd monitor. PC Monitor is better if you want to play games on a PC because the PC has the technology to take advantage of the monitor. Whatever you buy is ok. Actually, the same. Just make sure you buy a monitor/TV with a good contrast ratio 500000000/1 is excellent for example or if you can find an 8000000000/1 is even better. The 5 vs 8 ms is a scam, do not take ms into consideration. You can go up to 8ms with no problem. And in order to have the best for your money try to find a 1080p (full HD) monitor/tv.

At the end of the day, they are the same thing with different marketing that makes some more expensive than the other.
 

danryder

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Yeah im in the UK. The only issue is that the one i linked is pay monthly, Which i would be able to afford as its £10 a month no interest.

Spending the £120 in full whack will hurt my bank.

Link me anyway.
 

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The Xbox is a console. It was primarily designed to be used with a TV. Since most newer monitors and Tv's are at least 720p capable, it will make no difference to the Xbox as to which it is viewed on. The only discernable difference I can see is the connections, with newer Tv's having a more adaptable variety, while monitors are usually only hdmi, pc, dvi and display port capable. At 1080p, a TV is far more versatile vrs a monitor without having to resort to adapters.
 

Clicky999

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well your best choice from me which i have used and are using now is the link i sent you before in my opinion its a great size for gaming when you sit near it and also for the money its great and it has a 2ms refresh rate so its well worth it
 

Clicky999

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well i would reccomed that one i sent as its cheap and v v good quality i play xbox one on mine like forza 5 and forza horizon 2 and call of duty i find no lag just great frames and quality
 

danryder

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If im able to afford your monitor that is the one i will get.

But atm gettong one on "finance" seems the only viable option for me.



Can you please take a look at this

http://www.very.co.uk/acer-k242hla-widescreen-lcd-24-inch-monitor/1424040630.prd

Product Description Acer K242HL - LED monitor - 24"
Device Type LED-backlit LCD monitor - 24"
Panel Type TN
Aspect Ratio Widescreen - 16:9
Native Resolution FullHD 1920 x 1080 at 60 Hz
Pixel Pitch 0.276 mm
Brightness 250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 100000000:1 (dynamic)
Response Time 2 ms (gray-to-gray)
Colour Support 16.7 million colours
Input Connectors HDMI, DVI, VGA
Display Position Adjustments Tilt
Colour Glossy black
Dimensions (WxDxH) 56.7 cm x 20.68 cm x 42.22 cm
Weight 3.57 kg
Localisation EMEA
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Environmental Standards ENERGY STAR Qualified
Compliant Standards MPR II
Manufacturer Warranty 2 years warranty


Its £119 and im able to pay £10 a month.


Is that as good as yours? Better? the same?

Will it do everything i want?
 

danryder

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What about the contrast ratio ect? Will it be a good monitor? Will i be happy with it going from a 32inch Samsung hdtv to this?

I need to know as im going to order it
 

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