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Anyone else find gaming on a 50" TV hard to do?

I've got a 3D 1080p HDTV I got hooked up to my gaming rig and noticed how hard it is to see players off in a distance in games like Battlefield or MGS5.

Having to move very close to the TV to even see where I'm being shot at is rough. Even a casual game like MGS, I still can't seem to enjoy it on a big screen at all since my vision is so impaired in comparison of having a monitor with more dense pixels to see what the hell is happening.

 

Is there a solution or do people just deal with it? Can't seem to understand why console players enjoy bigger screens.

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The solution is to game on a monitor, not on a TV.

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1 minute ago, Tibbles said:

The solution is to game on a monitor, not on a TV.

 

That would appear to be the easiest solution. Yet doesn't resolve my actual question of how people can be so use to it when gaming on console.

I game on a monitor but I also would like to not be at my desk when doing so.

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1 minute ago, EvilWiffles said:

 

That would appear to be the easiest solution. Yet doesn't resolve my actual question of how people can be so use to it when gaming on console.

I game on a monitor but I also would like to not be at my desk when doing so.

I dunno I haven't played on a console for many years. So I don't remember what it's like xD 

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1 minute ago, Tibbles said:

I dunno I haven't played on a console for many years. So I don't remember what it's like xD 

 

Neither have I. At least, not since the PS2 days and that was mostly played on a small CRT.

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I think on console they've never used a monitor so they find the situation you are describing normal - you never realize something's wrong until you experience something better.

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5 minutes ago, EvilWiffles said:

 

That would appear to be the easiest solution. Yet doesn't resolve my actual question of how people can be so use to it when gaming on console.

I game on a monitor but I also would like to not be at my desk when doing so.

Controllers are less accurate anyway so they dont really notice it.

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1 minute ago, Ryan_Vickers said:

I think on console they've never used a monitor so they find the situation you are describing normal - you never realize something's wrong until you experience something better.

 

I usually play 1360x768 but this HDTV looks really nice but at a good distance. Kind of a shame, really. Guess you can't have everything for couch gaming.

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1 minute ago, EvilWiffles said:

 

I usually play 1360x768 but this HDTV looks really nice but at a good distance. Kind of a shame, really. Guess you can't have everything for couch gaming.

Waaiiiiitttt, you have a 970 to game at 720p? Whatttt? Whyy?? xD 

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2 minutes ago, Mr.Meerkat said:

Waaiiiiitttt, you have a 970 to game at 720p? Whatttt? Whyy?? xD 

768p the worst res ever made

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1 minute ago, Mr.Meerkat said:

Waaiiiiitttt, you have a 970 to game at 720p? Whatttt? Whyy?? xD 

 

Because it's a good resolution. No huge performance hit and it'll last me quite a long time.

Should be able to upgrade if I get a GTX 1070.

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2 minutes ago, Mr.Meerkat said:

Waaiiiiitttt, you have a 970 to game at 720p? Whatttt? Whyy?? xD 

768p the worst res ever made

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I game on a 46" and its not a problem, as long as you got the right pixel density.

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8 minutes ago, thekeemo said:

768p the worst res ever made

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9 minutes ago, EvilWiffles said:

 

Because it's a good resolution. No huge performance hit and it'll last me quite a long time.

Should be able to upgrade if I get a GTX 1070.

Fair enough :/ but still, the 970 is easily capable to drive games at 1080p :P 

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Fair enough :/ but still, the 970 is easily capable to drive games at 1080p :P 

 

I get lots of headroom in lots of newer titles because of my resolution. Just playing 1080p on the HDTV, I can already see it getting capped because of the res.

Playing 1360 just allows me to truly max games with a good refresh rate. I wouldn't like running low resolution on a native 1080p display either, it'd look terrible.

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1 minute ago, EvilWiffles said:

 

I get lots of headroom in lots of newer titles because of my resolution. Just playing 1080p on the HDTV, I can already see it getting capped because of the res.

Playing 1360 just allows me to truly max games with a good refresh rate. I wouldn't like running low resolution on a native 1080p display either, it'd look terrible.

I guess it's your choice :) I can't tell you what to do.

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as someone who has a few consoles, i tend to get really close to the screen whenever i play games. and i have a 60-inch flatscreen... due to the fact that i play games more often in front of my monitor. but i rather not have all my consoles near my PC, in fear of heating the room up even more. 

 

so whenever i want to play on my ps4, i have to pull up a chair. but sometimes i stand up to get close to the tv. sort of reminiscent when i was younger. 

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My computer is connected to my 50" tv, too.  I haven't noticed an issue like you describe.  I sit fairly close on my comfy chair.  My eyes are maybe 6-7 feet from the screen. 

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