And the Win­ner Is…

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So, PC mon­i­tors come out on top for use with PCs. Not ex­actly a news­flash, you cry? Maybe not. But de­spite the scale of the vic­tory in terms of cat­e­gory wins, this con­test is much closer than it looks. If you’re on a tight bud­get and you want a big, beau­ti­ful 4K screen, for in­stance, an HDTV is not only a great so­lu­tion, it may be your only op­tion. The lat­est HDTVs of­fer far bet­ter im­age qual­ity than the TV sets of old, too.

How­ever, the strength of the PC mon­i­tor is that its fea­tures and per­for­mance are op­ti­mized for PC usage. It’s bet­ter at con­nect­ing with PCs, more suited to dis­play­ing a PC’s out­put, and more phys­i­cally com­pat­i­ble with a PC’s usual work­ing en­vi­ron­ment. Whether it’s high re­fresh rates for games, color ac­cu­racy for pro­duc­ing con­tent, or some­thing as sim­ple as font ren­der­ing for read­ing, PC mon­i­tors re­main your best bet when us­ing a PC. The ex­cep­tion in­volves home the­ater and mul­ti­me­dia PCs, where the huge, cin­e­matic scope of an HDTV and par­tic­u­larly a pro­jec­tor can cre­ate im­ages and a view­ing ex­pe­ri­ence on a whole dif­fer­ent scale.

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