Vizio M series as Monitor for 2017 MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by burritolove, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. burritolove macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2010
    so i am looking for a nice setup for an external monitor and i'm considering 2 27" 4k monitors, a 34' ultrawide or possibly a smaller sized 4k TV 30-40". if i am not looking to use the monitor as a hub, what are the drawbacks to a tv? specifically looking at the vizio M series.

    HDMI Inputs
    • HDMI Ports 4 (3 down / 1 side)
    • HDMI Version Port 1 supports v2.0a; Port 2-4 supports v1.4
    • HDCP Version 2.2
    • HDMI 1 Tech Spec 600MHz pixel clock rate:
      2160p@60fps, 4:4:4, 8-bit | 2160p@60fps, 4:2:2, 12-bit | 2160p@60fps, 4:2:0, 12-bit:
      HDMI Inputs 2-4 340MHz pixel clock rate: 2160@60fps 4:2:0, 8 bit

    any drawback to using the TV as a monitor? i dont do any gaming now, but would like to start playing counterstrike and what not again (2 kids not much time to play)
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4


    Feb 20, 2009
    I've heard of others using a 4k tv for a desktop computer display (I haven't tried it yet).

    I would think that to have a display running at 4k "pixel-for-pixel" (i.e., NOT in HiDPI mode), you would want at least a 40" display, so that the pixels would be roughly as large as those in a 20-24" LCD "computer" monitor.

    If you look at a 24" display running 1920x1080, then double its size in each direction, that would result in a panel 40-48" to maintain the same pixel size.

    I'm -guessing- that 40" is about the "lower size of usability" if you want text displayed at normal sizes.

    That's still a big display "for the desktop", but then again, folks have 2 (sometimes more) 27" displays sitting side-by-side without problems.

    Just my observations. I could be wrong.

    If you try this, please post a followup post or thread to let us know how it went.

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