Well TVs are not made to be stared at up close. Moniters are better because the individual pixels are more dense resulting in more color production and detail. There are two types of contrast ratios, Dynamic and Native. Dynamic is not realistic or an estimate by the manufactorer due to the lighting conditions they had set up. Native is proven and 100% accurate which means its way more reliable. Althogh there is an exception for certain companies such as AOC. AOC has a contrast system that automaticly ajust to the perfect setting no matter what your viewing. Since AOC's feature even turns of parts of the moniter to make immersive blacks in gaming scenarios, and uses all high quality componets such as Samsuang LCDs,and LEDs, I highly reccommend it for you.