Windows 10: Why not buy a small 4K TV instead of a large 4K monitor?

Discus and support Why not buy a small 4K TV instead of a large 4K monitor? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; This question has been dogging me for years. I'm a desktop PC person. I like having a desk, a monitor, and these days a smaller or 'Mini' PC nearby. 3... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by The Pool Man, May 21, 2020 at 8:03 PM.

  1. Why not buy a small 4K TV instead of a large 4K monitor?


    This question has been dogging me for years.

    I'm a desktop PC person. I like having a desk, a monitor, and these days a smaller or 'Mini' PC nearby. 3 years ago I bought an Asus Vivomini PC and paired it with $329 2K 25 inch monitor. Something like this --


    Why not buy a small 4K TV instead of a large 4K monitor? [​IMG]


    But now I ask myself, self, what if you upgraded to a significantly bigger monitor? Not for gaming but really so I had the room to leave more apps open and accessible all the time? The industry wants you to buy something like this --


    Why not buy a small 4K TV instead of a large 4K monitor? [​IMG]


    -- for $499. But I'm like, wait, I can get a 4K TV set with ten more inches for less than half that price ($229) --


    Why not buy a small 4K TV instead of a large 4K monitor? [​IMG]


    -- AND get a TV in the same room for 'free'.

    HERE'S THE QUESTION -- Why wouldn't someone just by the 4K TV instead? Is there a spec thing I'm not considering? Is it that if I sat 3 feet away from a 4K set it would look all pixelated?

    :)
     
    The Pool Man, May 21, 2020 at 8:03 PM
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  2. Zafatta Win User

    Windows wont display 4k and HDR simultaneously.

    I recently got a 4k HDR tv (Samsung UE43NU7100). I connect my PC with a normal HD monitor and the 4k HDR tv. When turning on HDR on my tv the resolution of the 4k tv (3840x2160) gets set back to normal HD (1920x1080) in windows settings. Windows is completely
    updated, my AMD Radeon R9 390 8gb graphics card is up to date and supports and displays in 4k when HDR is off. My Xbox one X displays both 4k and HDR perfectly simultaneously. I use a high speed HDMI 2.0 cable. I have no idea why my pc does this and cant find
    anything about windows not being able to do 4k and HDR at the same time. It also doesn't work if I only connect the tv instead of the monitor and tv. Any suggestion?
     
  3. jimbo45 Win User
    Want Large 4K Monitor (>48 inch) no TV tuner necessary

    Hi there

    would like to get a very high quality 4K monitor (>48 inch) that doesn't need a TV tuner but has at least 2 and preferably 3 HDMI inputs.

    Most of the high quality 4K stuff seems to be TV's that can double as a Monitor, or the large ones that are monitors only seem capable of 1080p at max res.

    Any recommendation.



    Cheers
    Jimbo
     
  4. chofack Win User

    Why not buy a small 4K TV instead of a large 4K monitor?

    4K Monitor Loses 4K Option

    Last night (11 Dec 2015) there was a Windows 10 update (I am running Windows 10 Pro). This morning my 4k monitor (ASUS PB287Q) was showing up as 1080p, and Settings does not recognize that this is a 4K monitor. The 4K resolution simply does not show up as
    an option. Nor does the graphics card (NVIDIA GeForece GT 370) recognize that it is 4K.

    Why would Microsoft mess with any of that? I find this really troubling. Do I reinstall a driver for the monitor? They don't have a driver specifically for Windows 10, just Windows 8.

    Chas
     
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