Best TVs to use as a PC Monitor

Hey bros, I want my home office to double as a media center so that my wife and son can enjoy the space when I'm not working. What TVs would you consider as a substitute for a computer monitor? Obviously, an OLED is going to be the top choice here but I don't want to spend 1000+ on something that isn't going in one of the main rooms anyway. I have several Roku devices in my home already and I find them less obnoxious to use than the Vizio in my master bedroom. Suggestions?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >paying more than $250 for a TV
    >oled so he can stream his disney+ at compressed sub4k res on his shitty internet
    >pixel smoothing not turned off

    Good luck OP hope your wife and kid enjoy whatever TV you waste your money on

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Goes to 1337x
      >Download 4k HRD Blu-ray rip
      >puts it in a usb stick
      >sticks it on TV
      >???
      >Profit

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Current GeForce cards are the best for streaming
      Plus getting your own modem and router solves 99% of bad internet issues since isps give you the crappiest devices for some reason

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'd rather use a monitor as TV. Just hook up whatever hdmi dongle is cheapest to turn it into a smart tv when needed. I wouldn't want to deal with and have to turn off all the image processing "features" tvs have. Whenever I have hooked my laptop to a tv it always looked like trash. Maybe newer tvs don't do that, who knows.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      On current TVs you just need to run it at game mode on top of the pc mode
      It turns off all post processing so latency is Ultra fast

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I use an LG C3 as a monitor, and it is worth every cent, the 42 and 48 inch models go for around 800$ on a good day. I've also heard qled tvs look just as good as OLED and they're cheaper, so take a look onto those.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >LG C3
      The only answer

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >LG C3

      this in 55" is nearly $2300 in my shithole country. I am never going to be able to afford an OLED. At least my current monitor is good enough, but still, it's an IPS, so IPS glow still bothers me at times.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you're in the first world there's almost always people selling stolen OLED panels on fb market/craigslist

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have a $190 46" 4K LED TV sitting on my desk as a monitor right now. Right now I'm being lazy and just have it full screen, but when I'm working I use Fancyzones to turn it into 4 screens. I also use it to watch TV/movie/games from across the room

    I've been using it for 2 years. No it doesn't hurt your eyes. Adjust the brightness and color balance.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have a cheap LG 43" 4K for productivity and media and it just werks

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    get anything that isn't OLED
    55 65" if you want to pay around 1k
    bigger 75" and more if you want to pay 2.5k and more
    avoid burn in anxiety and planned obsolescence, get a lcd
    check for 4k hdmi 2.1, vrr, and at least 120hz
    for stuff like hdr and dolby shit, up to you depending on what source you'll plug in
    and for the backlight aspect, up to you if you want some fald like mini led
    I'd say get the current Samsung qled / mini led
    avoid lg oled shit and sony 'realistic' shit
    never connect the tv directly (spywares) only externals sources

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      everything you said is correct except for Samshit. Never buy Samshit. Bought a QN90 55". Spent days turning off all the smart shit so I can get a decent picture quality.

      AI upscaling is a meme. Smooth motion is a meme.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I like my samsung 4k 120hz tv
        upscaling is impressive even though obviously it will look like shit if you feed it 320p to upscale to 4k but 1080p to 2160p is great
        or even plugging a 1080p laptop with the tv set to 1080p 120Hz is fine
        the sound is great and powerful
        don't care about tyzen because tv is offline so it's basically only a menu to switch sources and name them
        the image modes are nice from 'realistic' director mode to game mode, bright and colorful or dim and quiet, sport mode etc
        only thing I dislike is no dp input and the fald is shit because first gen dimling zones
        (when one diming zone goes on or off it's noticable and distracting as the tv changes brightness elsewhere etc, it's looking dumb) but current lcds blacks are fine and with fald off it's looking great, it's a big ass przmium VA pannel at the end of the day which is perfect for this use case (tv - games - movies)

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Samsung Marketing shill
          It's dog shit. All of it. If you want a decent picture you have to calibrate it yourself. Using smart things to navigate the OS is more responsive than the fricking remote.

          It's incapable of multitasking. Can't listen to Apple Music and browse the smart shit at the same time.

          There are literally no apps. AI upscaling is dogshit. There is no way to shill it correctly. Sound is also dog shit, but I have a sound bar soo...

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I hate that modern smart TVs have ads
            Such a pain in the ass

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            no adds here (samsung / eu)
            but tv is offline as it should be, no idea what happens if you're dumb enough to connect it
            actually I do, I did it to test before factory resetting it asap
            it download a ton a bloatware and infest your homescreen with horrible bloat like pop singers and stupid cable tv obscure shit you'll never watch and paid sports apps
            >reset
            >back to my 3,4 correctly named sources and nothing else
            >ahh much better

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Me personally, i would have it connected to wifi to have firmware updates when i want them but have background activity off

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            just upgrade your firmware via usb once every few years, absolutely no need to connect it just for that
            it takes like 5mn

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >apple something
            >apps
            >connected tv
            >sound bar
            your opinion is discarded

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Apple Music has lossless audio for dirt cheap.

            >Apps
            Thats where half your money is going. I was gonna build a media PC but thought the smartshit tv are good but they're dogshit. Raspberry Pi is faster ffs.

            >Sound Bar
            Yes problem? I have one for my PC and my TV.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            How can you use a raspberry pie for streaming? I would just get an Apple TV 4K

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >sudo apt install kodi
            I would too but I gave a lattepanda

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    make sure you ignore OLED shills, they are mentally ill people with buyers remorse trying to turn you into one of them telling you how their lg is so great when in fact they don't use it because of burn in anxiety and only turn it ononce on a while to show friends and shill some more (they can't help it) and alone on the dark watching the built in lg demo video and mumbling something about how deep the blacks are but they go to bed every night seething about people enjoying their glorious miniled, always turned on with some cool looking samsung slightly over saturated candy colors
    to be sure just utter the word samsung and look for them getting triggered and starting to rant or to reply to this post

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've been using OLED for a year with no burn-in mitigations, nothing yet. I think it's a meme.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        wohoo anon you used your tv for a whole year without it self destructing congrat

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Burn-in fear gays act like 4 hours of use destroys it.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            what's unacceptable is only the idea of burn in and the need to 'worry' about using your shit and babysit a fricking screen when you can let your lcd on gaming for hours with hud elements or just a desktop to monitor stocks, downloads or whatever long ass video with stuck elements like chanel logo etc without giving a frick
            a tv should last 10 years not 4 before burning in

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'll let you when I solve the having a wife and kid part

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do yourself a favour and don't buy Samsung, LG or Sony.

    They have dogshit slow OSes. Shit lags by just navigating the settings.

    Putting a mobile chip from 2016 on these TVs will result in blazingly fast smart TVs but these fricks won't do it even if they go for a few pennies. A Snapdragon 801 would crush and smart TV processor today.

    Buy TLC. They're the only gays with common sense.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    keep in mind that women are too dumb to figure out 'sources' and peripherals on a tv, same goes for image settings or modes
    remember the women will use the tv with whatever source was in and whatever image setting was in use
    she won't notice or be brothered by atrocious upscaling, stuttering frame rate, awful colors and completely dim or max bright tv
    concepts like audio passthrough, earc, sources memorization and naming, resolution.. all of this is foreign to her
    with patience you can maybe teach the pea brain women how to plug a laptop to the tv (if you provide the hdmi to type c dongle she needs because of her fricking apple laptop)
    and even then she'll probably leave the laptop open uselessly mirroring it's content, stressing out because audio is coming from the laptop instead of the tv and will forget to plug the laptop charger so 1000 notification will pop up while she try to stream netflix before you explain her it can't be done properly from the browser, she will call your setup useless and admit she is cheating on you before locking herself up in the bedroom to watch ru paul drag show while you attempt to get the woofer of your avr setup correctly
    you will eventually make peace and settle on kung fu panda 720p from a shady streaming website (she won't pay attention and will pause because she wants chocolate)

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The LG C4 42 inch is optimally the best TV to use as a monitor
    Idk if this new one can hit 1000 nits peak in HDR

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Obviously, an OLED is going to be the top choice here
    hell no, OLED is an abysmal choice for a monitor, both the burn in and non-RGB subpixel layout make it one of the poorest techs available for that use case

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      this
      the reality of a 'tv' is you will use it as a monitor and with non 4k content at least 80% of the time
      being autistic about contrast is absolutely not worth it considering you'll be viewing a mix of youtube, compressed rips, disgusting bitrate streaming like prime or netflix etc
      for serious gaming or productivity, a 1440p fast ips is superior and for serious home theater a high end huge ass projector is superior
      you just want a decently big lcd to display whatever
      even in the stupid boomer use case of buying physical blurays to use with avr 5.1 or 5.2 is largely enough, dolby atmos is a total meme, even a decent stereo setup or the tv speakers is enough
      HDR is also a meme

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Everything You said is such horseshit

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          i said a tv is just a big external monitor
          what matters is size and to keep it simple (not falling for marketing)
          high nit / hdr is mostly useless because lack of content and because a tv blinding you at 3am in the dark isn't a feature
          at night a screen is used at 250 to 400 nits, advertising 1000+ nits is moronic as is 8k as is Dolby Atmos (tiny tiny amount of movies with actual Dolby mix that isn't three gunshot and 2 rain drops sounds for the whole frickin movie
          2.0 is enough and 5.1 is end game
          hdr is a meme, oled is another
          lcd on tv means va, and va is great for tv usecase and the only actual screen tech along with ips that isn't dog shit
          no go enjoy your hdr bluray marvel shit filled with fugly cgis and atmos sound bar meanwhile chad will watch obscure 1080p kino he downloaded on a big ass lcd with a ghetto rigged 5.1

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            I want a big oled TV like the 77 inch LG G4 with a 7.2.4 Spatial Audio setup
            Ill have the Apple TV 4K for streaming and all the consoles
            Then a PC in the corner

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    any opinion on "industrial" monitors ?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Theyre really not great
      Theyre good for their use application but not for tv, movies, games, etc

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