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Using 32" tv for pc gaming monitor 1080p vs 720p

pcnoob1911

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I have just built my first computer and i hooked up my 720p 32" tv to it. (native resolution=1366x768) I sit a little over 2 feet away from it. I was going to get a 24 inch monitor, but i actually quite like having this big of a screen, so will i see any difference playing games and such if I did buy a 32" with native resolution at 1080p? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889102667 Or would i just be better off with the 24" monitor? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014350

Answers are very appreciated :)
 

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1080p will look clearer, as you would probably expect. The closer you are to any screen, the more you will be able to see the pixels. Everyone has their own preference on screen size, so use what you like best. Don't go with a smaller monitor if you enjoy a 32" TV. Although I really do think your overall experience will be better if you did have a 1080p screen, but hey some people might not care.

 
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I personally will never go 720p and will ALWAYS elect to go 1080p.I like the wider view and it's a lot more crispier.
I have a 24" monitor (I actually played on 720p on MY 32" TV 2 ft away, same as you! I hated it though but it was what I had before I received my new monitor in the mail).
I guess it's just personal preference; if you're comfortable with it.. stick with it!
 

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You didn't like it because it was too big? or because it was 720p?
 
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720p, it just didn't feel crisp and clear to me. Plus it was too big for my preference, not a big fan on really big screens because you have to move your head more to see everything. On a smaller monitor, you just have to move your eyes.

This is what my desktop looks like, you can try comparing it to yours to see what you prefer:
 

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Probably because of 720p. Not that 720p is bad, but 1080p is just better. And the bigger the screen, the worse 720p looks. It's just a nicer and crisper experience gaming on 1080p. Especially on that large of a screen. Monitors often give you a much better gaming experience. Chances are, your TV has pretty bad response time, which impacts game fluidity. Also your TV most likely isn't an IPS panel, which is becoming somewhat common in monitors. IPS give you a brighter and more vivid color palette, making gaming more enjoyable as well. I use two 24" IPS 2ms response time monitors, and as far as gaming goes, I really enjoy them much more than a TV.

 

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mmmmMMMmmmm Titanfall ;)
Also, he won't get to experience this 1080p picture on his 720p screen, silly. lol
 
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You already know :bounce:
Yep, I don't know if this is the right way to put it but 1080p just feels bigger without being bigger.... compared to 720p on a 32" baha.
 

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Well, now I have to get a 1080p monitor. Now i'm so undecided as to get either 24" or 32" :??: maybe i should just bite the bullet and buy a 27" monitor as a compromise and pay some extra $$$.
 
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Entirely up to you! It's just my personal opinion.
I just never really felt TV's displaying as well as a computer monitor because well... the monitor is made for a computer.
And usually TV 1080p is usually never really 1080p (at most times).
It all depends on what you like, if you really want to go for the 27" go ahead but if you're going above that size I'd maybe look at 1440p.
1080p is fine for monitors that size though.

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Here's a 27" 1080p the same prices as the TV/monitor you linked.
http://www.amazon.com/MX279H-27-Inch-Screen-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B00B17C5KO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1386923506&sr=8-3&keywords=27%22+1440p
 

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That's actually a pretty good price for an ips panel if i'm not mistaken :love: One last question: Do you know if asus makes a durable monitor?
 

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27" is a nice size for single monitor gaming. I prefer 24" but then again I sit within about 2 feet of them and I use two of them. You can find decent 24" models for around 150$~ and decent 27" models starting at 200$. Either way I suggest you go with 1080p (obviously) and an IPS panel. You really don't need anything about 60hz either, unless your system is just so amazing ridiculous that you get 100+ FPS in ultra quality games.
 

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The worst thing is that you are gaming on a 720p TV. That is kind of like gaming on a 600p monitor. Not to mention the fact that the TV probably has a 30 ms+ response time. TV's have far lower quality pixels than a monitor and to get them to fit on that 32" screen they are blown up to be larger reducing the quality more.
 

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I have like 5 monitors in my house and every one of them is ASUS, never had a single problem or dead pixel. The one he linked is pretty sexy if I do say so myself. It's still kinda pricey though consider you can get a 24" IPS with a 2ms response time for 150-180$ from ASUS.

 
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YES! A definite yes, I LOVE Asus.
When it comes to monitors, the top brands include Samsung, LG, Asus, and others that I can't think to name (I usually choose from those 3).
I'm actually using a Asus VS247H-P and I'm planning on buying another one to run dual monitors.
I sit about 2ft away from mine.

That monitor also looks sexy.
 
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+1, once you get a monitor you'll see a HUGE difference.
If you want to go cheap and get a 24" (or exactly 23.6") monitor with 2ms response at 1080p with an HDMI port, the one I have (Asus VS 247H-P) can be found at around $130 (bought mine from Amazon warehouse open box).
 

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Really? I've never heard of this before. That makes the choice really obvious then :D
 

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Decisions.....Decisions...
 

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Yes TVs are designed to be watched from 6-12 feet away where as monitors are made for much closer use. Hence the reason why the pixels are lower quality, because you would not be able to tell the difference at that far away.
 

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I use two of these:
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VS248H-P-24-Inch-Full-HD-Monitor/dp/B0058UUR6E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386924716&sr=8-1&keywords=asus+vs248h-p

You get great performance for the price. OR you could go with the slightly older but cheaper model which is also a solid choice:

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-VS247H-P-23-6-Inch-Full-HD-LED-Lit/dp/B005BZNDS0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386924766&sr=8-1&keywords=asus+vs247h-p

Both are about the same size and offer 2ms response time as well as an IPS panel, HDMI input, etc.
 
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Kyle via 'Awesomesauce News' just gave a review of a 27" 1440p monitor not too long ago..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtR8UFU-b9k
On Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2RY0X59885
 
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I have the older 247H-P.
Both are basically the same, just get whatever is cheaper at the time :) because the prices seem to always jump.
 

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Wow, not bad reviews either on newegg. Maybe I need to pick up one of these. Its tough to find 1440p monitors under the 400$ range that are actually good.
 
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I'm actually considering picking it up also once the cash rolls around :)
According to Kyle (Associate Producer at Newegg), it's a huge steal!
 

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