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40+ inch LED TV as monitor in FSX

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I looking into using a new (LG) LED TV larger than 40 inches as a monitor for my FSX  computer. Any input on using large screens for this use?

 

Thanks

 

rob

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Heya Rob, 

 

There have been other threads on this, and most of them advise against. At best your 40" TV is going to be 1080p, and while that is good from 6-9 feet away when watching TV, the consensus is that you will be "pixelated" at the closer viewing distance while flying. I have a lowly 23" monitor running 1080p, and could not imagine blowing that up to 40" without having serious pixel issues. 

 

I myself am looking at the Dell 30" monitor, which is 2560 * 1600 pixels. That pixel density is higher than my 23" monitor and everyone says it looks fabulous. Of course, it is a wee bit more expensive than a 40" TV.

 

Go to a video store and plant your face 18-24" away from a 40" TV and see if you get pixelated or not. Some people don't seem to mind it, most do.

 

John

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I've been using a 42" HDTV as a monitor via HDMI for the past three years now. It is wall mounted and my seat places it ~40" from my eyepoint.

 

I see no 'pixelation' at all. B)

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I moved up from a 27" monitor to a 42" LED-TV a couple of months ago and I think it's great. I have it wall mounted as well and is sitting around 1 meter from it (3 feet) and it's working fine.

 

Regards

Johnny

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Same as n4gix above .. have an LG 42" HDTV via HDMI to FSX and have no issue with it at all. My eye is about 4.5ft from the screen.

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I'm looking into 3x 42'' samsung LED TV in surround : is the refresh rate of the TV important. Older models have 400 MHz vs the new ones at 800 MHz?

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I'm edging towards the new $700 Samsung 4K 28" monitor.

 

You might have to upgrade that GTX570.

My reading is that even the 780Ti just scrapes in when doing 4K.

 

gb.

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Oh, if I do, it'll be after the not-even-out-yet next generation of i7 and GTX have been installed.

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I use a 55" lg mounted on the wall. I sit maybe 5' from it, no pixelation at all. Its important to make sure whatever TV you buy has a "PC mode" that will bring down the refresh rate and cut off any "true motion" features. Without PC mode I had major vsync issues with a gtx780, PC mode is flawless though.

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I just bought this tv the other day  http://www.dicksmith.com.au/tvs/dick-smith-40-full-hd-led-lcd-tv-dsau-ge6840

Got it for $348 which i thought was a bargain, first i used it with a vga cable into my ATI 5870, at 1080 x 1920 @ 60hz 

It looked very good i thought for vga , I then purchased a 1080p HDMI cable thinking it will look even better, To my surprise it was actually worse a lot worse than with vga, i tried all diffrent resolutions & setting though win 7 & catalyst control with no luck, it was more the smaller items like icons & text which looked bad. even in fsx, anyone know why HDMI isn't better than VGA, Could it be my 5870? it does have hdmi out on card??.

When putting a Blu ray though this tv it looks amazing especially for the price. Any advice would be great, sorry for jumping in on your thread tsa737.  

Cheers

   Riche

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I use a projector for a 100+" screen

 

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As you can see, my measly 40" TV is right next to it.Projector is a BenQ W1080ST.

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Hmm, I am more than happy to be corrected, but either there a lot of users of 42" TVs with bloody awful eyesight or my eyes must be super human! All I can ask is how can so many guys sit 3 or 4ft from a 42"TV and be unable to see the pixels?

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I have a 40inch Samsung TV set to PC mode. This isn't connected to my FS rig as I am on a Dell 24inch Monitor for that. I use the 40inch TV for gaming and watching blurays etc. No pixellation whatsover and games are smooth as silk. I sit around 4ft away on my sofa.

(currently playing Borderlands 1 with all settings max and runs waaay better than my PS3 version)

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I use a 40" Samsung LED, I sit ~30" from it and the display & immersion is good.  I have extremely good graphics and fluidity when the display is not set to game mode.  The only drawback is the display is maxxed out at 1080p so I am looking forward to buying a 4K display when they are cheaper.  My only question is if a higher resolution will be recognized by my GPU.

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My only question is if a higher resolution will be recognized by my GPU.

 

The GTX780 will certainly do 4K resolution.

Problem at the moment is getting more than 30Hz refresh rate out of it with 4K.

 

gb.

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Seems to be a love it or hate it sort of thing...

 

Once in awhile I drag down my 42" LG from the living room.  I find it's quite enjoyable at about 36" from the screen, and lends a lot to the immersion. Yes, you can see pixels if you really nitpick, but overall, I find the large amount of screen space keep your eyes busy enough that you don't notice much. However, I just don't have the space to permanently use one, since my desk holds 3 x 24" for it's dual use (and it's pays-for-the-toys use) as a photo editing workstation.  One of these days I'll figure out a layout where I can wall-mount it...

 

I very, very much look forward to affordable 4K TV / monitors and graphics cards capable of handling one (or more than one!). :lol:

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Have been using 42 inch one. Great experience absolutely no issues

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My LG 42" TV shows no pixilation (for my eyes) at 4.5ft distance. Sit a bit closer at 3ft - 3.5ft and yes there is slight pixilation but only really noticable on text on guage panels ( i.e.  the eye is trained to recognise the shape of text so pixilation of it is more obvious). I would say that if I sat only 3ft from a 42" screen for some time, my eyes would strain a bit but I have my TV in a corner cabinet and rig set up on a portable small table (2ft x 3ft) that I can slide across the floor so its easy for me to adjust the distance. I chose the 4.5ft distance as at that length combined with height of the chair I use, the top of the rig is in line with bottom of TV screen and so imitates a planes instrument panel in front of the windscreen. I highly recomment invest in a cheap small desk / table  that has a metal U shaped frame (when viewed sideon).  Screw on a larger wooden top if necessary to suit yoke and panels etc. (e.g. width of 3 saitek panels) With mine, the rudder pedals fit perfectly on the metal frame at floor level.  Ive just changed my icon to show what I mean. (thats if its not too small to be seen)

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and I also recommend not leaving the cables in a mess as per the photo

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