If you find yourself gazing beyond the typical 24 inches of screen space the average monitor provides, there’s an alternative to costly computer screens you may have overlooked: the humble TV.
Sitting in your living room is a mass market monster that dwarfs desktop displays and hooks right up to your PC, no questions asked. While there are some key differences between TV and gaming monitor, especially by way of speeds and feeds, you may find your TV moderately well suited to a spot of gaming.
That said, TVs and monitors are designed to deliver significantly different viewing experiences. This means the features and models that work best for passive viewing like film or sports aren’t always the first picks for interactive computer display use. Selecting the wrong TV set or adjusting a good panel improperly can lead to unreadable text and ruin gaming with laggy, delayed inputs.