Slickdeals Saves U! Apply for our $2,500 Spring scholarships today Learn More
Sorry, this deal has expired. Get notified of deals like this in the future. Add Deal Alert for this Item
Popular Deal

$480 Sony KD43X720E 43" 4K TOP rated TV for use as a computer monitor by rtings.com

$478.00
+32 Deal Score
11,035 Views
The 43" Sony KD43X720E 4K is on sale several places for $480.

Rtings.com rates it as their #1 pick [rtings.com] (within a reasonable price) for computer use.

1) IPS panel with wide viewing angles
2) Low latency
3) Chroma 4,4,4,4 for sharp clear text

What makes it good for computer use makes it only average for TV use. To get top notch for both TV and Computer use, you'd need to spend a LOT more. If you're looking for a TV, in this size and price range, get the TCL P607.

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Sony-KD43X...B071FFFRXM
Best Buy https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony...Id=5875644
B&H https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pr...43_4k.html
ABT http://www.abt.com/product/112137...720E.html?

Lowest price of the year according to a price tracker.

I thought it worth posting as it seems a fairly large number of people are looking for a TV to use as a computer monitor.
Good deal?
You gave rep to Zanthexter for this post.
Thank you!
Zanthexter posted this deal. Say thanks!
Give Rep Points
If you purchase something through a post on our site, Slickdeals may get a small share of the sale.
Deal
Score
+32
11,035 Views
$478.00
About the OP
Give Rep Send Message
Joined Nov 2006 L8: Grand Teacher
4,084 Reputation Points
181 Deals Posted
812 Votes Submitted
3,833 Comments Posted
Don't have Amazon Prime? Students can get a free 6-Month Amazon Prime trial with free 2-day shipping, unlimited video streaming & more. If you're not a student, there's also a free 1-Month Amazon Prime trial available.

31 Comments

1 2 3

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jun 2009
XBMC
480 Posts
392 Reputation
#2
Lol one of the first reviews says not to use it as a monitor "Don't buy this based off of certain recommendations of it being a good pc monitor."

Good deal, repped... but TVs can't compare to monitors Big Grin
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2006
L8: Grand Teacher
3,833 Posts
4,084 Reputation
Original Poster
#3
Quote from NineT9
:
Lol one of the first reviews says not to use it as a monitor "Don't buy this based off of certain recommendations of it being a good pc monitor."

Good deal, repped... but TVs can't compare to monitors Big Grin
I watched a YouTube video and the reviewer couldn't get past the uneven "dark grey" black levels and the semi-gloss coating. Apparently he was less concerned with how sharp the text was and how much eye strain there would or wouldn't be than how perfect the colors were.

I agree with Rtings.com that the viewing angles and text sharpness matter more than wide color gamut or HDR for a computer monitor that's used mostly for work. I'm okay with the trade off for under $500. The $1,200+ to not have to chose what matters just isn't in my budget right now. I also don't do black with white text, I'm old school, white with black text lol.

Really, my only concern is the semi-gloss coating. I'll have to see how much of a problem it is or isn't where I plan to use it. So I ordered mine for pickup at Best Buy, easy enough to return it if it's not workable.

As for monitors, I haven't seen any in the low 40 inch range for around this price with an IPS panel. If you know of some, please share Smilie (I don't want to go smaller with a 4K, or bigger and have to pull the desk away from the wall for some extra distance.)
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Last edited by Zanthexter November 27, 2017 at 03:45 AM.
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Aug 2007
L4: Apprentice
325 Posts
441 Reputation
#4
Quote from Zanthexter
:
As for monitors, I haven't seen any in the low 40 inch range for around this price with an IPS panel. If you know of some, please share Smilie (I don't want to go smaller with a 4K, or bigger and have to pull the desk away from the wall for some extra distance.)
Not quite as cheap, but the LG 43UD79-B is at costco.com (today is the last day) for $550, or if you have a coupon $525. Viewing angles are probably worse than the Sony 720E though.
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Mar 2006
L7: Teacher
2,899 Posts
338 Reputation
#5
Quote from Zanthexter
:
As for monitors, I haven't seen any in the low 40 inch range for around this price with an IPS panel. If you know of some, please share Smilie (I don't want to go smaller with a 4K, or bigger and have to pull the desk away from the wall for some extra distance.)
Supposedly the Samsung 43 MU6300(and probably the 6290) has an IPS panel. Though who knows if that could change. The 43" is supposedly the only TV in the Samsung MU6xx0 range that has an IPS panel.

The 6290 was $350 at costco, but is sold out online.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Last edited by tqlla3k November 27, 2017 at 05:57 AM.
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Aug 2007
L4: Apprentice
325 Posts
441 Reputation
#6
P.S. the LG in the post 2 above is a "monitor".
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 1
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2006
L8: Grand Teacher
3,833 Posts
4,084 Reputation
Original Poster
#7
Quote from syswei
:
Not quite as cheap, but the LG 43UD79-B is at costco.com (today is the last day) for $550, or if you have a coupon $525. Viewing angles are probably worse than the Sony 720E though.
Hmm, I need to research that a bit more. The x4 inputs is neat, but limited to 30fps refresh. I don't think I'd personally have much use for them personally. Looks more matte which is a plus. USB ports are nice but more in a bonus sense than a picture quality one. Definitely more research needed, thank you.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined May 2013
L3: Novice
158 Posts
26 Reputation
#8
Quote from tqlla3k
:
Supposedly the Samsung 43 MU6300(and probably the 6290) has an IPS panel. Though who knows if that could change. The 43" is supposedly the only TV in the Samsung MU6xx0 range that has an IPS panel.

The 6290 was $350 at costco, but is sold out online.
I'd stay away from the Samsung 6290/6300 if you are sensitive to flicker at all. Uses a low 120hz PWM. I didn't think I'd care, bought the 40" 6290 from Costco and got mild eye/head ache after a night of extended use. Love the picture and will use it in another room strictly as a TV. Just my $.02
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Feb 2005
L7: Teacher
2,712 Posts
443 Reputation
#9
Thanks for posting. I'm looking for something like this, but perhaps maybe better wording would be "can *also* be used as a monitor."

Cuz I personally would never consider 40" a true monitor replacement, the size is way too big (desks are not that deep to be far enough away), plus monitor refresh rates can go a lot higher (for the gaming people that care about that sort of thing. Don't forget bragging rights 😀)
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined May 2013
L3: Novice
158 Posts
26 Reputation
#10
Quote from Zanthexter
:
Hmm, I need to research that a bit more. The x4 inputs is neat, but limited to 30fps refresh. I don't think I'd personally have much use for them personally. Looks more matte which is a plus. USB ports are nice but more in a bonus sense than a picture quality one. Definitely more research needed, thank you.
It's a 60hz panel so I'm pretty sure you can achieve 60 FPS if your graphics card is capable? I have one arriving Wednesday. PWM frequency was bothering me on the Samsung 40" 6290 I bought from Costco. Firmware update brings LG PWM up to 480hz (vs 120hz on Samsung) so I'm hoping I don't notice it. That being said, the Sony TV does not use PWM at all so maybe a better bet if sensitive to flicker. Though there are some trade offs of course as mentioned by others above.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2010
L1: Learner
9 Posts
10 Reputation
#11
thanks a lot OP. Been hoping for this exact model to go on sale for the last four days.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jun 2009
L2: Beginner
99 Posts
28 Reputation
#12
Not really sure why anyone would buy this over the Samsung 40" MU6300/6290. The 40" 6290 is around $300, likely has a >5000:1 VA panel, very low lag, decent motion resolution, and is capable of a perfect SRGB/REC709 calibration.

The Sony is at a nearly $200 price premium with a 900:1 IPS panel that offers no advantage over the Samsung in color accuracy/volume or motion resolution.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Last edited by Orta November 27, 2017 at 03:13 PM.
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2013
L2: Beginner
77 Posts
34 Reputation
#13
TV's are not computer monitors. Do you like yours eyes moving up and down constantly due to screen height, or do you only use 2/3 of the screen?. Buy an ultrawide monitor and thank yourself later!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Sep 2007
L8: Grand Teacher
3,357 Posts
175 Reputation
#14
Quote from Orta
:
Not really sure why anyone buy this over the Samsung 40" MU6300/6290. The 40" 6290 is around $300, likely has a >5000:1 VA panel, very low lag, decent motion resolution, and is capable of a perfect SRGB/REC709 calibration.

The Sony is at a nearly $200 price premium with a 900:1 IPS panel that offers no advantage over the Samsung in color accuracy/volume or motion resolution.
I'm looking at those Samsung panels myself for a bedroom. Not for PC use but movies and gaming etc. LG panels are obviously cheaper but we all know why.

Don't understand why Sony sets are so overpriced.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jun 2013
L5: Journeyman
641 Posts
265 Reputation
#15
Quote from jhinsonx72
:
TV's are not computer monitors. Do you like yours eyes moving up and down constantly due to screen height, or do you only use 2/3 of the screen?. Buy an ultrawide monitor and thank yourself later!
Just get a bigger desk or sit further away. If you have no room don't buy this
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
Page 1 of 3
1 2 3
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2018. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)  •  Interest-Based Ads
Link Copied to Clipboard