Reno wants a new monitor/TV


#1

Im gonna be looking at a new screen soon and could use some ideas or inserpation or somthing.

i have an old 23 inch samsung monitor works fine ( settings are shit tho ) and a nice samesung full HD 40 inch TV what im thinking is to replace one of them for a 4k HDR replacment. I can run my PC though my TV but it’s not ideal atm due to viewing and desk angles but the TV does seem to be a better quility picture. ( both are 1080p btw ) and i can run consoles to my PC monitor easy so pick one ore the other for that is easy. But my GFX is tiny GFX 1060 and i think it would struggle with 4k of anything new.

BUT! i have a smallish bugget so no OLED TVs or somesuch, max at a push is £500 and size wise can’t be to much bigger then 40ish as i have a smallish room.

What would be a better choice to upgrade the TV or the monitor atm im leaning to TV as i can upgrade my PS4 to a pro for 4k easy.

sorry for wall of text

TLDR: i want new telly, help!.


#2

The issue is … Majority of half decent 4K TVs start at 48/49"

There’s this at 43"


#3

i might beable to push to a bigger screen if i can justify the quality/price


#4

The one I got is good and a good price. Pip knows what it is as he recommended it


#5

Well that’s the same spec as you’d find in the 50/55" models… Deffo the best you’d get at that size the 50" is £549


#6

Yours the NU7100?


#7

NU7100 49"


#8

that looks good it’s the size just did some mesuering it would be MASSIVE in my room it’s a good 20cm wider then my current screen thats only a 40" good food for thought tho.


#9

Well if you choose the 43" you’ll still have a great TV just smaller screen, but also higher PPI.


#10

whats PPI?


#11

Pixels per inch, buddy.


#12

ah ok i thought pip was trying to contact me about payment protection insurance.

Is PPI a big deal then when it comes to image quality?


#13

Hahahahha would I do such a thing ? :wink:

Well technically yes… You’d be packing the same amount of pixels into a smaller display size… Phone manufacturers are always touting about PPI when it comes to their screens. TV manufacturers don’t but the same applies.

Edit - You know when you take a picture on your phone and it looks amazing, but then on a monitor it looks less awesome ? This is due to the PPI of your phone, squishing the pixels closer and giving a better image.


#14

oh ok, hmm lots to thinkg about. Thanks :smiley:


#15

so i smaller screen could look better?


#16

Yes, but you also need to sit closer lol further away and the 4K is wasted, the HDR will still be there… But if you say your room is small I assume you’d be quite close to a 43" TV.


#17

yeah net even a meter away really and im half tempted to use it as a PC monitor if i can rearrange the room and new furniture


#18

Follow up Question for @VirulentPip and @Hammy the Samsung UE43NU7400 you linked do you know if it upscales 1080p images at all or will it just display at 1080p?


#19

It will up-scale images.


#20

your a star and im a fool for not seeing that lol