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  • Input Lag and response time are the killers for using a TV as a monitor. Most modern TVs will be ok but there are some slow ones out there.

    You might get away with a slow response time if you're just using it for browsing/spreadsheets/emails/etc as there aren't often wide sweeping changes to the screen.

    Something with a lot of Input Lag will be awful to use as a monitor, the higher the input lag the greater the delay between you doing something (typing, moving mouse, etc) and you seeing that on the screen. Beyond a certain amount of lag things become horrible to use.

    I use a 43" 4K monitor (Acer DM431K) as my desktop screen. It's about as wide as my previous 2 x 23" monitor setup was, but twice as high, so I have 4 times the screen real estate and no bezels in the middle. My eyes are about 80cm from the screen.

    Takes a bit of getting used to, I tend to work in corners or thirds of the screen at any one time, rarely ever using the entire screen and never maximising a single window to take up the whole screen as that would just be silly (even sitting back 2m from the screen it feels too big to watch something in full screen mode).

    But it means I can have a window for coding, a window for docs, another window for results of something, and then other windows elsewhere to keep track of slack/email/etc and they secondary ones are nicely just out of my main focus.

    I did consider a 27" monitor in portrait to one side of this 43" in landscape, but haven't found a need for it.

  • Yeah my primary use is 3D modeling/rendering so I will often have 1 or 2 viewports open, material editor, render windows and maybe a parametric editor, so the more pixels the better.

    That model actual doesn't seem to expensive, will have to look closer at 4k monitors again.


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