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Samsung 43" 4k TV $269 Best 4k TV to use as monitor

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This is by far the best 4k TV to use as a PC monitor.

Hard to find. Best buy has on sale for $269

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sams...Id=6401740

Some things that make it a great PC monitor:

Low Input lag of around 9ms
Chroma 4:4:4 for sharp clear text
Crisp, vibrant colors
Finds PC connection when connected
Great for gaming due to motion rating of 120 to reduce blur
Doubles as a great 4k TV
loads of Apps and free content

I have tried and tested various monitors and 4k TV's. You can only get better when you are willing to spend upwards of $1000 for a monitor while this is $269
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Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it bad for the eyes to use TV as monitors?
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Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it bad for the eyes to use TV as monitors?
From my research, there can be backlight issues related to PWM depending on the person. Some say a large screen is bad, but other opinions are you squint less with a large screen (as long as it has high resolution/clear text).

I use a 40" (UN40NU7200F - I think) that was $200. I had good luck with a $200 43" TCL for my friend, if you arent in a hurry id wait to get one closer to $200 mark.
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Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it bad for the eyes to use TV as monitors?
I used a 55" Samsung for a long time and when I moved to a 27" IPS then eventually an actual gaming monitor, I never used my bigger TV again. Complete difference in just my workflow and performance.
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This is not the best 4K tv to use as a monitor. There are better ones out there.
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This is not the best 4K tv to use as a monitor. There are better ones out there.
Like? please post some. I am in need of this .
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This is not the best 4K tv to use as a monitor. There are better ones out there.
This is the best 4k TV to use as a pc monitor. UNLESS, you are willing to pay upwards of a $1000, then you may as well get a monitor.

I have tried LG and Vizio, IPS and VA panels. This samsung has the best input lag, low motion blur, sharp text and graphics, that I did not find in the other 4k TV's.

Stay with 43" 4k TV's to use as PC monitors as any bigger TV will lose sharpness.
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Wouldn't buy this for a monitor personally..... but if u are going to buy... save 30 dlls.. Wink

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sams...Id=6401740
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Not flicker free and it will hurt your eyes when used as monitor
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Like? please post some. I am in need of this .
Yeah, this one isnt high on best 4k tvs to use as a monitor on the Rtings list.
Here is a fairly recent article of theirs as well as their list at the bottom of which they rate as the best ones to use as a monitor.
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews...pc-monitor

Personally in this price range I'd prefer an LG UM7300 or UN7300 if you can find them. All of these TVs are pretty hard to get a hold of at the moment unfortunately.
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Not flicker free and it will hurt your eyes when used as monitor
I have been using this TV as a monitor for 3 weeks and no eye strain or flicker. I took back an LG and a Vizio as those had noticeable flicker.

Make sure you have the TV set to PC and GAME mode on.
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Yeah, this one isnt high on best 4k tvs to use as a monitor on the Rtings list.
Here is a fairly recent article of theirs as well as their list at the bottom of which they rate as the best ones to use as a monitor.
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews...pc-monitor

Personally in this price range I'd prefer an LG UM7300 or UN7300 if you can find them. All of these TVs are pretty hard to get a hold of at the moment unfortunately.
I tried the LGUM7300 as it was an IPS screen and Costco had it for $229. But, it had issues with flicker and the contrast was very bad compared to the Samsung.

Also, the edges for some reason were not clear or sharp. Sort of like the panel was curved at the very edges. Looked great though. Just not good for a monitor as the Samsung is.
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Not flicker free and it will hurt your eyes when used as monitor
Rtings has TU8000 scored 8.7 Flicker-Free
They don't have this one tested but it will be soon. I am waiting for the testing result.
I expect this to be much better then LGUM7300 (it scored 4.0 Flicker-Free)
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I have been using this TV as a monitor for 3 weeks and no eye strain or flicker. I took back an LG and a Vizio as those had noticeable flicker.

Make sure you have the TV set to PC and GAME mode on.


Which Vizio model did you test? V405? V435? and what is wrong with it when comparing to TU7000?
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Rtings has TU8000 scored 8.7 Flicker-Free
They don't have this one tested but it will be soon. I am waiting for the testing result.
I expect this to be much better then LGUM7300 (it scored 4.0 Flicker-Free)
The TU7000 and TU8000 are the same panels. The TU 8000 is a newer model with the same panel, this is according to Samsung. They thru a couple of extra features in the TU8000.

Yes, the LG7300 had terrible flicker.
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