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I'm wondering about PC gaming on the big screen, if you guys hook up a controller and just lounge on the couch as you would a console. I also want to know if anyone has recently started preferring PC gaming over consoles.

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Ya, I have my gaming PC hooked up to my 70 inch Vizio!

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Yep, I have a system hooked up to the "main" TV, although it's not just for gaming. Usually do most of my gaming on a system in my office, but once in a while it's nice to kick back and play on a 70" TV.

As far as preference goes, I've been mainly a PC gamer since the 90's, last console I bought for myself was a Sega Genesis. I've picked up later consoles, either for my daughter (Wii, DS and 3DS) or re-purposed, for example a couple of original XBox's to run XBMC (never bought any games for it), that was before it got replaced by Plex and a central DVR system. Zero interest in any of the "next gen" consoles.

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I plan to with steam os coming out. What really makes me happy is someone finally made a controller that works for PC. I'm excited to try the steam controller

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I'm wondering about PC gaming on the big screen, if you guys hook up a controller and just lounge on the couch as you would a console. I also want to know if anyone has recently started preferring PC gaming over consoles.

Currently getting back in to PC gaming. Building one now. And i would defo be playing at a desk in a comfy chair with a screen no bigger than 27". Would love to see a 3 monitor setup of 50" monitors lol. Total overkill.

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I plan to with steam os coming out. What really makes me happy is someone finally made a controller that works for PC. I'm excited to try the steam controller

I haven't delved too much into the steam controller or the steam os. But what makes it so different besides not having to start big picture without a mouse and keyboard?

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I don't understand why anybody would take a TV over a monitor unless you're playing FIFA.

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No reason you cannot do this if you have the room, and it is awesome if you do, especially if you have a PC capable of a decent resolution, you are going to experience actual 1080p with a good frame rate as well (meaning compared to a console).

I have a massive case for my Gaming PC so my wife is just not having it set up in our TV room, but I have lugged it downstairs and hooked it up on several occasions, and the difference in visuals is VAST.

Crysis 3 on the consoles and on the PC's was one of the best examples of the differences. Battlefield 3 as well.

I have not hooked up my PC to my TV in quite some time, but I am pretty damn positive next PC I do build is going to have as small of a case as possible just so I can hook it up to my TV more.

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I do it more and more.

 

Of course i still play games like Xcom, Fallen enchantress, Shadowrun, Dragon Age, Dota, online fps and such on my monitor but i mostly play games like Tomb Raider and AC on my TV using a 360 controller.

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I am personally waiting for 4K TVs to get equipped with HDMI 2.0 to push 60fps in 4K. Nvidia's Maxwell seems like it will be the first generation of cards to bring 4K gaming within reasonable price ranges. I would get like this 65-70" 4K set, mount it above my wall and have a new desk just siting underneath it with a nice chair and ottoman to kick back and play highly detailed games on.

 

Almost brings a tear to my eye, it'll be magical but not in the way Apple would have intended.


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I have my PC hooked up to a 42" 1080p display and use a wireless X360 controller for casual gaming, as well as watching TV shows and movies. Steam's Big Picture mode handles the switching of the default monitor, so there's no need to mess about with changing the primary display. Most proper gaming I do on a 30" 2560x1600 display and I use mouse and keyboard. When the Oculus Rift comes out I'll almost certainly pick one up and I'll go 4K when it's practical.

 

Console gaming just doesn't compare.

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Big is only relative to how close you sit.

 

As far as lounging, absolutely.  Learn2Steam In-Home.

 

My main issue is still that Win8 doesn't share Metro with Xbone or its controls.

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Yuck, the pixel spacing is horrible on a LED/LCD/Plasma TV vs a large monitor, but whatever floats your boat.

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I game on a 30" display with 2560x1600 resolution... but I guess by your standards I don't play PC games on the big screen.

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I have a HDMI over Ethernet adapter which primarily gets used by my Media server, however I do like to use my laptop via Steam Big Picture mode to play on the TV (Toshiba 42" REGZA thing @ 1080p) with an Xbox 360 control pad:

  • Batman Arkham series
  • DeathSpank series
  • Skyrim
  • NFS series
  • Orcs Must Die! series
  • Overlord series
  • Transformers WFC

If the game doesn't have proper controller support or uses Uplay (Yeah, thanks for that Ubisoft), I don't play it on the TV.

 

I also have my Raspberry Pi with RetroPie which serves as a much better/cheaper way to enjoy all my cartridge games over HDMI rather than buying expensive per system signal conversion up-scalers.

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I have my 25" monitor and about 5 feet away; a 52" tv.

I usually play videos & movies on the TV.
But what I recently enjoyed was playing games that are nice to play with a controller. (Car games or console games like hitman etc)
Then I sit in my bed playing a "console" game on my big TV with the sound of my PC 2.1 speakers.

So far, it is amazing.  (never played console game on a great tv with nice sounds, i guess that's why it is so great)

Other than that, games like diablo 3 etc it's on a monitor.
But in the end, I never play games :p

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I haven't delved too much into the steam controller or the steam os. But what makes it so different besides not having to start big picture without a mouse and keyboard?

As far as the OS goes nothing really from starting steam in big picture mode. But like a console I love that there's an OS out there that's controller friendly.

As for the controller, I love the fact that the mouse and keyboard was incorporated into the controller so naturally. I know I will most likely enjoy those touch pads to control the mouse movements in a game more then a joystick. I'm more of a mouse then joystick person anyway.

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My PC is HDMI to a 27" ASUS monitor and looks very good. No desire to have it in my living room.

 

To a certain hamster lover (i think he's a hamster): PC gaming just doesn't compare :rofl:

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Run my PC through a 42" 1080p Tv.

Love having a nice bit of real estate to preside over.

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I use a 32" LCD TV as my PC monitor, which is also connected to my PS3 + other consoles.

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I use a 32" LCD TV as my PC monitor, which is also connected to my PS3 + other consoles.

 

The engineers that came up with HDMI should have won a Nobel prize, right alongside USB it's the most useful connection standard ever. If i get a third console right now i would also need to connect it to my PC monitor, which would only be possible because it has two HDMI ports.

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Personally, why someone would want 1080p that is spread out over 42" or more is beyond me.

If you have a 4K - then OK

But my 27" monitor @ 2560x1440 is 10x better than taking the same image, lower the res, then spreading it out over 60" --- why in the hell would I do that ?

Plus since I sit 2' from my 27" it is effectively like a 4K 80" - so yeah

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Personally, why someone would want 1080p that is spread out over 42" or more is beyond me.

If you have a 4K - then OK

But my 27" monitor @ 2560x1440 is 10x better than taking the same image, lower the res, then spreading it out over 60" --- why in the hell would I do that ?

Plus since I sit 2' from my 27" it is effectively like a 4K 80" - so yeah

 

This is definitely a factor. Even as a console lover i have to concede the visuals never have that sharpness you get with a monitor. They have better colors, more depth, and of course the advantage of looking bigger on a TV, but a monitor panel always seems sharper to me, even though it's technically the same resolution as the TV. So the 1080 of my PC on the 27" monitor has its advantages of sharpness, while the consoles on the 42" TV have nicer colors and just a bigger wow factor.

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Playing D3 on a 37" LCD TV hurts my eyes, I prefer playing on my 22" monitor.


The engineers that came up with HDMI should have won a Nobel prize, right alongside USB it's the most useful connection standard ever. If i get a third console right now i would also need to connect it to my PC monitor, which would only be possible because it has two HDMI ports.

 

What about the people who invented the RCA connector? Or the Coax connector? Or SCART? In their day, they were the most useful connection standard ever.

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Playing D3 on a 37" LCD TV hurts my eyes, I prefer playing on my 22" monitor.

 

What about the people who invented the RCA connector? Or the Coax connector? Or SCART? In their day, they were the most useful connection standard ever.

 

Those connections were functional, i will always respect them and the engineering that went into them, and of course we would not have HDMI without them. But to be honest we always knew RCA and coax were crap...they served limited resolutions even though what we call HD existed since the 1940's. Those connections were designed to enable mass delivery of content, but did not emphasize quality. And SCART, while i'm not overly familair with it, always looked like a big brush to me. I mean how many pins do you really need :laugh:

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