What's The Different Between Monitors and TV's



         The first difference between tv and monitor that comes to mind is the actual size of the displays.most monitors are some ware between 19 inches and 27 inches in diameter the tvs only start at this size and you can even find models that go over 100 inches. although if we exclude these extremes most tvs are normally 32 and 60 inches. so the question here becomes is bigger also better the reason you wont easily find monitors larger than 27 inches is that anything larger than that wouldn't fit the purpose of a monitor. a monitor is designed with the intention to be viewed from up close and you couldn't very well keep up the image on a 40 inch screen from such a close proximity. so if you plan on doing most of your gaming chair at the desk than bigger isn't always better and it would be foolish not to use a monitor but we never said that this article was limited to pc gaming. tv's are of course the preferable display for console gaming. but the reason for this is  because console gaming is normally thing you do on couch away from the tv and by the same token if you are a casual gamer who enjoys couch co-op's then connecting your computer to a tv just isn't as bad idea as some would make it out to be.


        The next thing we have to mention is the resolution because it directly ties is with the screen size. after all the diameter of the screen won't dictate how many pixels it will have. the more pixels there are on the screen the sharper and denser the image will be. now there are three relevant resolutions for monitors 1080p, 2k and 4k but on the tv side of things the resolutions we have are 720p, 1080p and 4k let's consider 1080p first or full HD as it's also called the sweet spot for 1080p gaming monitors is 24 inches but full HD tvs only start at 32 inches. this is a fairly decent resolution and the 32 inch full HD tv could be made to serve the purposes of a monitor although it would preferably take a longer desk. but you should definitely not get a tv for gaming if  it's smaller than 32 inches because this will without a doubt be a 720p resolution tv and this resolution is quite outdated. now the interesting bit comes with the 4k resolution even though there are roughly four times as many pixels in 4k than they are in 1080p. it'd still be hard to find a 4k gaming monitor larger than 27 inches and this is because like we've said anything larger is no longer fit from viewing up close but this is the only reason why this is a sweet spot for 4k monitors the picture will be incredibly dense even a much larger screens. so if you are planning on getting one 4k display then you should at least consider getting a 4k tv and not a monitor you could always hook it up to your pc when you want to game in 4k and do it from your couch.

Response Time

         Pixels response times tell you how quickly a pixel can change color from black to white or some cases from gray to a different gray the reason that this is important for gaming is that lower response time allow for much smoother camera controls adversely high response time can and well lead to motion blurring. what we will tell you however is that gaming monitors generally have a response time of one millisecond or four millisecond depending on the panel values but tvs generally stick to the IPS panels the slower ones. and even then they have a way higher response time than IPS monitors. because this just isn't as important to multimedia as it is for gaming. in fact manufacturers almost never reveal the actual response time on their tv. but it's hard to imagine that they're within the single-digit range. because there's no way to know for sure what the response time of a tv is our suggestion is to stick to renowned brands like Sony, LG or some others to ensure the best quality. and definitely be sure to test out the tv in person if you're worried about motion blur.


         And finally there are the connectors. believe it or not this s probably where biggest differences between tv's and monitors lie. both of these usually have 3.5mm headphone jacks, USB ports and HDMI but this is where the similarities end for the most part monitors have display port connectors in addition to HDMI so if you value those highly then you have to go with a monitor and because the intendes use of tvs is multimedia they genarelly come with a plethora of other connectors that
monitors don't have is addition to the ones we've mentioned they might also have optical audio ports for hi-fi speakers and home cinema setups and coaxial connectors for a tv signal. some models may have analog scarred composite and component inputs and finally ethernet port is very common in smart tvs. monitors are designed primarily for gaming and tvs for multimedia. so only you can decide which one you need.

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