T.V. or Monitor?

Hello, so I’m looking into getting a screen and I’m deciding between three different monitors / T.V`s I would love your guys opinions on which monitor i should get. Also, if you have any suggestions for a different monitor please let me know!


Monitor 1: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-etug5hp001

Monitor 2: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vg248qe


Or i could get a 1080p, 120hz, 40 inch T.V. from a friend. ($400)


Generally, monitors are better than TVs because they have less input lag.  I wouldn't know.  I'm using a 42 inch HDTV, and it gets the job done just fine.

Depending on your setup, I would suggest Monitor #2.

Monitor number 2 over a tv any day.

Is there any real reason a monitor would be better than a tv?

less input lag, better pixel density, cheaper for what you need

Less input lag, better contrast ratios, better colors, and better pixel density.

Ok thanks, the only thing that i liked about the tv, is the fact that its so big would mostly likely provided a immersive experiance.

Probably going with a monitor.



I have a 27" monitor, 24" and a few 22" and also at times move the my PC to the cinema room with a 80" screen.

Honestly my preference is 24" when sitting at my desk. 22" a little too small, 27" too big when close on desk and the 80" great for racings but thats about it is as with FPS etc you are moving your head around way to much.

TVs have stretched pixels, they're designed for longer viewing distances. Having a big monitor doesn't make it more immersive.

23-24" is the sweet spot for 1080p

Thanks for the responses everyone. I have one more question, would it be better to go with the second monitor, or get this 60hz IPS monitor: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-monitor-23ea53vp Then get two more later on for nvidia sorround?

I guess IPS would be better for surround. Better viewing angles. You don't really need to worry about the refresh rate. Though, there are better IPS panels available than the one you've selected.