Vizio M series as Monitor for 2017 MBP

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

  1. burritolove macrumors member

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    #1
    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. https://www.vizio.com/tvs/mseries/m50e1.html

    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 G3

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    Feb 20, 2009
    #2
    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.

    Consider:
    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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