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Gaming Monitor for PS4/PS3/Blu Ray Movies

Hey everyone, recently I have been doing a lot of research into what monitor I should purchase for gaming. I'll just explain what I will be using it for.

The monitor will be used for console gaming ONLY. No PC gaming. I will be playing PS4 and PS3 on there, as well as watching a lot of movies on there.

I play a lot of FPS games, but that isn't the only game I play. COD Ghosts is my most played game, along with Battlefield 4. So response time and input lag are very important to me.

I also play games where the graphics are what really matters, and for those I really want to be able to see the details and graphics that the developers put in. The games I am talking about are Tomb Raider, God of War, Uncharted, Assassins Creed 4, etc. The graphics in those games are very important to me.

I also play sports games, which I guess falls under the fast-movement category.

I have a huge blu-ray collection, and watch a lot of movies, ranging from drama, to horror, to action. So again, some fast paced action but a lot of other movies.

One thing I'm unsure of is the refresh rate I should get. I know PS3 and PS4 are locked at 60hz, but I read that for blu ray moview, 120hz should be used. So should I go with something like one of the Benq XL models?

If you could help me find a monitor that fits my needs, I'd really appreciate it.

For reference, I am coming from a 32 inch 1080p LG LED TV, nothing fancy, just a standard HDTV.

The monitors I have been looking at are:
Benq RL2455HM
ASUS MX279H
ASUS VX238H
Viewsonic VX2452MH

Thanks guys,

Bobby
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  1. Yeah uhhh...
    PS3/4 dont ever go over 30 frames per second, so... a "gaming" monitor won't really help you/make a difference for you.

    You'd be better off with a TV, as 30" monitors cost way to much.

    And monitors aren't really good for watching movies with anyone besides yourself.
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    I have a pretty similar problem to you, the difference is I have currently got most of the relevant monitors currently in my gaming room.

    I have the RL2455HM which although very fast seems to suffer from ghosting/over shoot, the colour and contrast is sufficient for most things but not amazing,

    The monitors I have tried side by side:-

    Dell U2414H IPS
    Benq EW2740L VA
    AOC I2757FM IPS
    Benq RL2455HM TN

    So far I think the IPS ones are a bit crap, good for office work, but the contrast is aweful, and the 'glow' means the blacks are awful, so movies with black bars (almost all of them) suck.

    The Benq EW2740L is pretty outstanding, but I think the Benq RL2455HM is worth a look for its speed, it really needs alot of setting up to make movies look good, but it is possible. I am getting some ghosting with it but I want to try some more settings with it before I send the other ones back and keep the EW2740L, The colour and contrast on EW2740L is pretty amazing, and it doesn't seem to have much of a problem with ghosting.

    To be honest I think that just a budget 1080p monitor would probably be as good as anything, but I would stay clear of IPS it you want to play in a darkened room.

    Sorry if my post just confuses things, but even with the monitors in front of me I find it pretty difficult to decide.

    I'm off to play Xbox 360 and Xbox One right now, If I manage to make any decisions I'll let you know :-D

    PS sorry to be rude, but James Mason doesn't know anything about anything, a monitor is MUCH better than a TV for gaming, but the best TV so far for gaming is the Sony KDL42W653 42-inch Its pretty cheap and has a good picture for an LCD TV
  3. Mungkie said:


    PS sorry to be rude, but James Mason doesn't know anything about anything, a monitor is MUCH better than a TV for gaming, but the best TV so far for gaming is the Sony KDL42W653 42-inch Its pretty cheap and has a good picture for an LCD TV




    Monitors are necessary for PC gaming, not console gaming. The difference between what a console outputs and a computer outputs are pretty vastly different.
  4. I agree, what PCs output CAN be very different from what consoles output, in that a pc can do lots of different resolutions and refresh rates, but the actual signal is carried in the same way, and 1080p is 1080p whether it comes from a PC or a console.

    Infact a monitor is not actually necessary to a PC at all, most pc can output over HDMI/DVI and so can be plugged straight in to your TV.

    Lots of console games are actually output at 60 frames per second, its pretty much becoming the standard now, So the statement about consoles only doing 30 FPS is just plain wrong.

    HDMI will only manage 60Hz and so consoles can only do 60Hz.

    A TV is not essential for gaming on a console, but if choosing a display for gaming on a console a monitor is generally better due to their very fast response times, it will give a more satisfying feel to the games, where as almost all TVs have far more lag. Also the responsiveness will give you a competitive advantage.

    I have a funny feeling this will just end up as a pointless discussion as we seem to basically totally disagree :-)

    If you want Brilliant picture with a largish screen go for the 27" Benq EW2740L £200ish
    If you want the fastest possible gaming experience go for the 24" Benq RL2455 £130ish
    If you want something for the living room with great picture, good responsiveness go for the 42" Sony KDL42W653 £480ish

    I think this has to be the best possible answer to the question :-D

    I'm still stuck between the RL2455 and the EW2740L for me its all about the gaming so I think I'm going to keep the RL2455 unless some better gaming monitor comes out, and use my 50" plasma in the living room for movies.

    James Mason said:
    Mungkie said:


    PS sorry to be rude, but James Mason doesn't know anything about anything, a monitor is MUCH better than a TV for gaming, but the best TV so far for gaming is the Sony KDL42W653 42-inch Its pretty cheap and has a good picture for an LCD TV




    Monitors are necessary for PC gaming, not console gaming. The difference between what a console outputs and a computer outputs are pretty vastly different.
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