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Best TV for a living room Kodi and Steam Stream TV?


#1

I’m looking to set up a living room PC that I will be streaming from. What would you recommend for this sort of setup? Does the recommendation change for different viewing distance ranges (ex 4 to 6 feed different from 7 to 9 feet)? Does pixel density matter for TVs? What refresh rates are good enough?

Also I’d ideally like to spend a small amount of money and I’m willing to sacrifice on features, order a Chinese/Korean brand, etc. I’d say my maximum price range is $400 but I’d prefer to spend around $250 to $300.

If there are a lot of replies to this thread I’d also be happy to create a Google doc and categorize the responses for reference.


#2

Imo the biggest annoyance for TVs is the input lag. It’s not really a problem for your use case so whatever you can afford. Bigger is better but check rtings for quality information. They have the most complete database of testing that I’ve found.


#3

this, i have a TCL and tho it works as a roku, games are… okay. i feel like its 20ms? if i had to guess… but i dont play on it anymore because of this.

it has a out of sync audio video on the hdmi so i couldnt us chromecast on it… really yes the input lag is a drag on any tv for me

i play on a 24 ASUS with 1ms due to the lack of lag… i feel like a god among mortals playing xbox. most FPS games i play i can tell they dont even see me and if they do ive already seen/started shooting


#4

I’ve been using a Samsung that was rated at 19ms on the displaylag website for about 1 1/2 years now. Looks like they have even better these days, and I see a 43 inch 4k display on there for under $400. If you click on their database, you can put in your own search filters for resolution, size, etc. https://displaylag.com/best-low-input-lag-tvs-gaming-by-gamers/
Look out for anything with quantum dot, you will get burn-in.
One thing I have the most trouble with using a “smart” tv as a monitor, is getting it to play nice with Windows. If there would have been a “stupid” tv, I would have went with that:)
The tv has HDR, and I spent the first year fighting Windows every few months when updates came out. The latest update seems to be doing a lot better.


#5

That link is extremely helpful! Thank you!


#6

I don’t know what country you are from - but might you perhaps be overthinking it? Grab a TV in your price-range - test it out - doesn’t work out? Change it! I bumped my head and got the first time a “200hz” LG tv. That was well… Just a flat TV 42" inch something. A year ago I upgraded - 65" 4K . Density etc - no idea - it rocks tho - picture is good, screen is almost too big for my area (that’s something recommended to check out ) - now, I just use it as a TV. Hope you find something that works for you. Perhaps a new one is the way to go, and sorry - no input there.