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How many play their PC MMO on their TV screen?

CalmOceansCalmOceans BergenPosts: 2,273Member

I play MMO on my TV through a HDMI cable, I asked my guild and a few did that.

Is this more common than before with the super cheap massive TV screens you can buy?

I haven't turned on my PC screen in months. What do you use? Have you converted to our side?

 

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  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Houston, TXPosts: 5,348Member
    I do it the other way around. My PC monitor is also my TV. (actually two monitors)

    Correlation does not imply causation

  • CalmOceansCalmOceans BergenPosts: 2,273Member
    Originally posted by SEANMCAD
    I do it the other way around. My PC monitor is also my TV. (actually two monitors)

    See, I didn't even know you could do that, should have added that to the poll.

  • JemcrystalJemcrystal Champaign, ILPosts: 1,551Member Uncommon
    My tv is broke and my pc monitor is pretty big.  But yeah I was thinking the other day tv's keep dropping in price but computer and components seem to only be getting more expensive.  So I was thinking about a tv in my next rig.  It's kinda funny how average size screen isn't popular anymore.  You either go very small DS style or huge wide screen.

  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Houston, TXPosts: 5,348Member
    Originally posted by CalmOceans
    Originally posted by SEANMCAD
    I do it the other way around. My PC monitor is also my TV. (actually two monitors)

    See, I didn't even know you could do that, should have added that to the poll.

    ah well to be clear when I say 'TV' what I mean is Hulu, Netflix, youtube amazon. I get all my 'TV" content from the internet 

    Correlation does not imply causation

  • CalmOceansCalmOceans BergenPosts: 2,273Member
    Originally posted by Jemcrystal
    My tv is broke and my pc monitor is pretty big.  But yeah I was thinking the other day tv's keep dropping in price but computer and components seem to only be getting more expensive.  So I was thinking about a tv in my next rig.

    I saved on speakers too on my last PC build, since the HMDI cable sends the audio signal to the TV speakers.

    PC monitors have speakers too sometimes, but they're kind of so-so, TV speakers are alright for me.

  • TankYou88TankYou88 , ALPosts: 310Member
    I just recently changed it because I was  having errors with trying to play certain games but I use to use a 32 in screen as my monitor. It had VGA plugins so I used that as my monitor. Cost me like $200 5 years ago. Couldnt really beat that price.
  • EriccomptonEriccompton Posts: 49Member Uncommon
    same here
  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,774Member Uncommon

    i dont watch TV so.... My old HDTV was for both consoles and PC. I got rid of my TV because despite its size (32¨) it was only 720p. Now i only have a 1080p PC monitor and i use it for both PC and consoles.

    A decent sized 1080p tv for my console is last on my hardware upgrade list. If i can use a single screen that is enough for me, for now. But yeah i need a tv for my console because it looks like shit on a pc monitor, if i sit far i can barely read without eye strain. That doesnt happen on a tv.

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  • laseritlaserit Vancouver, BCPosts: 1,944Member Uncommon

    I've actually started using my PS3 at my computer desk with my 27" monitor and I actually much prefer it over my 70" Sharp Aquos or my Samsung 55" tv's

     

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  • Yoottos'HorgYoottos'Horg Colorado Springs, VAPosts: 287Member
    Originally posted by CalmOceans

    Originally posted by Jemcrystal
    My tv is broke and my pc monitor is pretty big.  But yeah I was thinking the other day tv's keep dropping in price but computer and components seem to only be getting more expensive.  So I was thinking about a tv in my next rig.

    I saved on speakers too on my last PC build, since the HMDI cable sends the audio signal to the TV speakers.

    PC monitors have speakers too sometimes, but they're kind of so-so, TV speakers are alright for me.

     

    I have a bit of a hybrid set up. I use my gaming laptop, hooked up via HDMI to my 36" TV, and sound either goes through my Sony bluetooth surround sound system or my Motorola bluetooth workout headphones (if the wife and kids are sleeping). I use a gaming keyboard and mouse as well.

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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarrePosts: 3,546Member Uncommon

    I'm using a 32" Toshiba full HD TV as my main computer monitor.

    And about speakers... my "soundcard" is a Pioneer AV HDMI Amplifier, linked to Jamo speakers =P

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  • CrazKanukCrazKanuk Elmira, ONPosts: 2,499Member Uncommon

    If people playing MMOs on their TV blew your mind, I've got one for you. The last few years I've actually spent the majority of my time playing on a TV screen in my bedroom, while lying in bed. If there was like a serious raid or I needed a mic, I'd use my desktop in a different room, as not to wake my wife, but generally she doesn't mind it any more. If it's too quiet she actually asks if I'm going to put some sound on, lol. 

     

    So I double-up my pillow, prop up my knees and put the keyboard on them, and have the mouse on a mousepad on the bed beside me. I've actually nodded off a couple times during raids. Since LFR content in WoW, I've sometimes nodded off during raids and still not died :) 

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  • jdnewelljdnewell Spring Hill, TNPosts: 2,150Member Uncommon

    I do a mix of both. But this past year I have played more PC titles on my 46' TV than my pc monitor. I also have a good surround sound setup for my TV which also is used by my PC via HDMI.

    For me this is a great setup. maybe not ideal for latency but I cant tell the difference and I am not into competitive PC games where every last MS counts. Add to the fact that playing in 1080 is just fine for me and I think I will use a TV from now on.

  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 17,975Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SEANMCAD
    Originally posted by CalmOceans

    See, I didn't even know you could do that, should have added that to the poll.

    ah well to be clear when I say 'TV' what I mean is Hulu, Netflix, youtube amazon. I get all my 'TV" content from the internet 

    TV cards were rather common in the 90s that allowed you to just jack in the TV in the computer.

    For me there is no way I would use a TV screen, too bad resolution on anything affordable and my 28" Dell runs 2560 x 1440 which is pretty nice. Don't even own a working telly.

    I watch everything on my screen.

  • SEANMCADSEANMCAD Houston, TXPosts: 5,348Member
    Originally posted by Loke666
    Originally posted by SEANMCAD
    Originally posted by CalmOceans

    See, I didn't even know you could do that, should have added that to the poll.

    ah well to be clear when I say 'TV' what I mean is Hulu, Netflix, youtube amazon. I get all my 'TV" content from the internet 

    TV cards were rather common in the 90s that allowed you to just jack in the TV in the computer.

    For me there is no way I would use a TV screen, too bad resolution on anything affordable and my 28" Dell runs 2560 x 1440 which is pretty nice. Don't even own a working telly.

    I watch everything on my screen.

    This is true. However for me it hit me in 2008 that there was nothing on TV that I wanted to watch that I couldnt get from streaming services so I cut the cord.

    Correlation does not imply causation

  • jdnewelljdnewell Spring Hill, TNPosts: 2,150Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Loke666
    Originally posted by SEANMCAD
    Originally posted by CalmOceans

    See, I didn't even know you could do that, should have added that to the poll.

    ah well to be clear when I say 'TV' what I mean is Hulu, Netflix, youtube amazon. I get all my 'TV" content from the internet 

    TV cards were rather common in the 90s that allowed you to just jack in the TV in the computer.

    For me there is no way I would use a TV screen, too bad resolution on anything affordable and my 28" Dell runs 2560 x 1440 which is pretty nice. Don't even own a working telly.

    I watch everything on my screen.

    I will have to agree the high resolution is nice. Took me a bit to get used to everything in 1080, but after I did the TV is my monitor of choice now.

  • StizzledStizzled Springfield, MOPosts: 1,264Member Uncommon

    I made the switch last winter. I knew I'd need a 1080p TV for my PS4, so I went out and got myself a fairly cheap 40" Toshiba. I'd already given my gaming tower and monitor to my brother, all I had left was this old gaming laptop, so I figured what the hell and hooked it up to my new TV.

     

    It's a million times better than using that laptop screen. I plugged in a cheapo mouse and keyboard combo that run off one wireless USB adapter, now I can just melt into my giant comfy blue chair and play my PC games, browse the web, watch movies and so on. And, my PS4 is only one button press away.


  • ArglebargleArglebargle Austin, TXPosts: 1,415Member Uncommon

    Four gamers in the house, and no one plays on the TV screen.  Even when folks are on the sofas, they're using their laptops.

     

    And the TV itself goes through an HTPC computer.  But not for games.

    If you are holding out for the perfect game, the only game you play will be the waiting one.

  • VelifaxVelifax Ogden, UTPosts: 125Member Uncommon
    Since my xbox 360 died I went ahead and set up my flat screen on my computer desk. Not sure if I can go back...
  • kabitoshinkabitoshin Posts: 758Member Uncommon
    I prefer gaming on smaller screens like a 27 inch monitor over a 55 inch T.V. I only use my T.V. for my consoles, I feel that a a big monitor is too much for my eyes I can't see as well as I can on smaller monitors.
  • AlBQuirkyAlBQuirky Sioux City, IAPosts: 3,828Member

    I play on my PC screen. Isn't there a difference in the clarity, or pixels, between TVs and Monitors? I seem to recall long ago that TVs had a worse picture quality than PC monitors. Is that still true today?

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  • RivolRivol PerthPosts: 77Member Uncommon

    I tried plying on my 46" plasma through a HDMI cable and it felt like there was input lag from my keyboard and mouse. Whether it was real or imagined I don't know but it ruined my pvp.

    So I just bought a 27" monitor

  • GruugGruug Chillicothe, ILPosts: 1,311Member Uncommon

    I play on 2 21" LED monitors. Never liked the idea of playing on my TV even though I could. Besides, my wife would get upset if I bumped her off the TV to play one of my games. Actually, I learned early on that it was better to have my computer gaming room separate from my TV watching room. Much more peaceful that way.

     

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  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,550Member Uncommon
    After I started playing on my 42 inch LCD TV I never went back, and sitting on couch is the best part.
  • ErgloadErgload GV, OHPosts: 374Member
    I used to play on a big HDTV before the screen burned out. Was great for third person RPGs, though for FPS games I prefer a smaller 24" or something.

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