4K TV as display?

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balarila
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4K TV as display?

Post by balarila » Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:16 pm

I would like to display more info on my screen and am considering upgrading to a larger(43”) 4K TV, with the corresponding video card upgrade in my Windows PC.

Would a TV (instead of a monitor) be good enough to work with? TVs are a lot cheaper than monitors.

Would 4K allow me to see more info? For example, would I see more tracks in my mixer?

ferez21
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Re: 4K TV as display?

Post by ferez21 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:26 am

balarila wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:16 pm
Would a TV (instead of a monitor) be good enough to work with? TVs are a lot cheaper than monitors.
I'm writing this comment from my living room looking at my 40" TV, where I sometimes use Mixcraft - there is basically no difference between a TV and a monitor for office/productivity uses.
balarila wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:16 pm
Would 4K allow me to see more info? For example, would I see more tracks in my mixer?
Yes, your screen will fit more graphical elements in a given surface area if the resolution is higher.

balarila
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Re: 4K TV as display?

Post by balarila » Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:03 pm

Thanks. Your experience confirms my hunch that a regular 4K TV, which has denser pixels would work.

I don’t watch movies nor play hi-res video games so those very fast refresh rates which, I assume, make monitors cost more would not hold any advantage for me.

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