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Old 03-07-17, 05:57 PM
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Question Using 55"-65" OLED tv as monitor

I'm thinking about buying 55"-65" OLED tv and using it as monitor.
I'm currently using 32" panasonic viera E30 as my only display, it's perfect compromise between: large enough for movies and games, and small enough for editing documents and browsing web. I should also note that my eyesight isn't perfect, anything below 24" for 1080p is too small for me to read, also I find 4k unusable for windows 7 desktop without scaling(which sucks on win 7) , on any screen size, so I will probably use 1080p for desktop even if display supports 4k.
I have two ways of integrating OLED in my setup:
1st reorganizing my pc desk so that I can sit farther away from screen and putting OLED on it.
2nd leaving my pc desk as is, set up OLED as secondary display, bolt it to a wall, buy another smaller desk for 2nd keyboard, mouse, and another set of speakers.
I would obviously prefer 1st solution. So does anyone have any experience with big screens? Could they be practical for text editing and other boring pc stuff?

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Old 03-07-17, 08:46 PM
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TVs tend to display PC very poorly. It'll look like a raw image. Very rough edges and poor input lag makes the experience pretty poor.
Lucky most major TV companies like Samsung and LG allow you to rename inputs, and if you enter an input called PC, it fixes the edge issue and let's the display make it look like a monitor. The input lag is still an issue however for most TVs.

The above is my experience with a 32 inch Sony TV. What I loved was the ability to see basically 4 pages of a word document at once. However the terrible text and at 1080p even on a small TV made it such a pain the look at. Zooming in helps but it also just exaggerates the rough text look.
I would not advise it tbh. It's probably better to get a 3440x1440 or 2560x1080 than a massive screen. Just my opinion
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Old 03-07-17, 09:38 PM
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TVs tend to display PC very poorly. It'll look like a raw image. Very rough edges and poor input lag makes the experience pretty poor.
Lucky most major TV companies like Samsung and LG allow you to rename inputs, and if you enter an input called PC, it fixes the edge issue and let's the display make it look like a monitor. The input lag is still an issue however for most TVs.

The above is my experience with a 32 inch Sony TV. What I loved was the ability to see basically 4 pages of a word document at once. However the terrible text and at 1080p even on a small TV made it such a pain the look at. Zooming in helps but it also just exaggerates the rough text look.
I would not advise it tbh. It's probably better to get a 3440x1440 or 2560x1080 than a massive screen. Just my opinion
Please READ MY 1ST POST!!
No dude just no, I'm not sure what you mean by "Very rough edges" I'm guessing that you mean chunky pixels which is a problem if you are sitting very close to big ass screen, and input lag on some tvs it's a problem, on my viera E30 it's not, 30ms. (and yes I measured it, and calibrated my tv) And is even better on OLEDs. https://youtu.be/3U523QgOFBc?t=2m42s
Also I don't think your sony tv was set up correctly: 1080i instead of 1080p, or incorrect color format (should be ycbcr444), or simply wrong sharpness settings (on E30 it must be set at 0 instead of default 5)
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Old 03-07-17, 09:41 PM
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Oh I'm terribly sorry. I thought you were asking for help and experience, since you know everything apparently, why do you bother to ask? You obviously know more.
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Old 03-07-17, 09:49 PM
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Oh I'm terribly sorry. I thought you were asking for help and experience, since you know everything apparently, why do you bother to ask? You obviously know more.
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Old 03-07-17, 09:54 PM
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Oh I'm terribly sorry. I thought you were asking for help and experience, since you know everything apparently, why do you bother to ask? You obviously know more.
I worked as home theater installer and calibrator, so yes I do know a lot about av gear, and it wasn't my question, I asked if big screen would be practical for text editing, etc. because it's well big, I need it for work and entertainment. I didn't ask how to hook up pc to tv and make it look amazing. that's why I told You to read my 1st post.
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Old 04-07-17, 12:54 AM
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I worked as home theater installer and calibrator, so yes I do know a lot about av gear, and it wasn't my question, I asked if big screen would be practical for text editing, etc. because it's well big, I need it for work and entertainment. I didn't ask how to hook up pc to tv and make it look amazing. that's why I told You to read my 1st post.
Lmao dude I never said anything about AV gear nor how to hook things up.
You literally asked if people had experience with big screens and if they are practical for text editing. You can't even follow your own thread and questions. Just to clarify. I answered. Now instead of trying to be a know it all and claiming others experience is completely invalid, just go buy the TV and try it yourself. Again you're just so smart you should already know what to expect right?
You should read what I said earlier. Because it answered your question.

Before replying make sure to read what I said. Because you obviously skimmed it. I told you what to expect and what every TV I have ever used with a PC does. Even an OLED. So either take the advice or ignore it and be all high and mighty that you know more than me even though I just told you my experience. If it's the latter, then buy the damn TV and figure it out honestly.
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Old 04-07-17, 01:44 AM
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Lmao dude I never said anything about AV gear nor how to hook things up.
You literally asked if people had experience with big screens and if they are practical for text editing. You can't even follow your own thread and questions. Just to clarify. I answered. Now instead of trying to be a know it all and claiming others experience is completely invalid, just go buy the TV and try it yourself. Again you're just so smart you should already know what to expect right?
You should read what I said earlier. Because it answered your question.

Before replying make sure to read what I said. Because you obviously skimmed it. I told you what to expect and what every TV I have ever used with a PC does. Even an OLED. So either take the advice or ignore it and be all high and mighty that you know more than me even though I just told you my experience. If it's the latter, then buy the damn TV and figure it out honestly.
Look I know you are trying to help, but before you do please read my first post.
I am using TV as monitor (32" panasonic viera E30), compared to my previous monitor (1080p asus 24") It's better in every way, it did need a few tweaks like switching from RGB to ycbcr444, adjusting gamma, white levels(RGB levels) and sharpness. You might have had some bad experiences with tvs but the fact is that they can be great pc monitors, if you choose correct brand/model, because some do infact have horrible input lag.
Also I will probably buy OLED that wasn't question, I'm pondering if I should buy a new pc desk and set OLED as primary display, or rearrange the furniture and bolt OLED to a wall and set it as secondary display.
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Firstly, everyone just chill out and knock it off, there really is no need to get narky with each other it's a forum not a playground.

Secondly, to the OP if you suffer badly with your eyesight I'd say yes sit a little further away and a large screen would help you in this respect, I agree some TV's do make great screens and as you seem to know your stuff on this matter I'll leave the specifics to you. I sometimes use our 32" LG as a 3rd screen to watch films or the occational youtube vid so I can see where you are coming from it comes in handy for that stuff. Just protect your eyes and be sure you have a comfortable viewing angle.
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