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#1 Posted by CodyMetro (93 posts) -

I'm just curious because I always see people say that they have a 40 inch TV or higher. I pretty much game on a 25 inch HD TV and a 26 inch SD TV for my older console games. I am pretty content and never saw a need to go a higher. Though it could possibly be because I've been use to gaming on 13 inch televisions for most of my life.

What about you all? Anyone of you game on smaller TVs?

#2 Posted by JoeyRavn (4977 posts) -

I play on a 17'' HDTV monitor, both for PC and 360. I really don't need more, to be honest.

#3 Posted by Gamer_152 (14081 posts) -

Yes, I'm a university student so while I can play on a huge HD TV when I'm staying with my family, all of my gaming at university is actually done on a tiny LCD screen.

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#4 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -
@JoeyRavn said:
" I play on a 17'' HDTV monitor, both for PC and 360. I really don't need more, to be honest. "
That, but 20 inch for me.
All about the gameplay baby!
#5 Posted by Rattle618 (1463 posts) -

22" monitor here, and I don't feel the need for anything bigger either.

#6 Posted by TheBlackPigeon (314 posts) -

Anymore, I do my gaming on a 22" PC Monitor.

Sure, gaming on a big screen HDTV is nice. But, I found that the resulting input lag was just too annoying for my tastes.

#7 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Whenever I play multiplayer games or FPS's I switch over to my 24" monitor because I can't stand the input lag on larger TV's. Drives me crazy.

#8 Posted by Adamsons (877 posts) -

28'' monitor, will probably drop back down to 24 in due time though.

#9 Posted by overbyte (86 posts) -

Still have a 14" CRT here. Keeping the Sega Genesis working when I'm bored of the "next-gen" stuff to play out some gool ol' Road Rash. Sometimes a friend will bring in their NES that still works to this day. These things are just rugged.

#10 Posted by Zimbo (875 posts) -

I use a 24" monitor for both my PC and PS3. Works great for me

#11 Posted by Lemoncookie01 (1667 posts) -

I play on 13 inch T.V.I have to sit real close to the screen to read text.

#12 Posted by SamSharp505 (210 posts) -

22" monitor for pc, and a 21" TV for ps3. I was going to get a bigger TV but used HDMI and it's really clear, so there's no need IMO. :)

#13 Posted by JoeyRavn (4977 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
" @JoeyRavn said:
" I play on a 17'' HDTV monitor, both for PC and 360. I really don't need more, to be honest. "
That, but 20 inch for me.All about the gameplay baby! "
Oh, wait. My monitor also has 20''. It's a Samsung SyncMaster 2033HD (no relation with Metro, though). The other one is 17'', an old HP vs17.
#14 Edited by eezo (284 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong said:

" @JoeyRavn said:

" I play on a 17'' HDTV monitor, both for PC and 360. I really don't need more, to be honest. "
That, but 20 inch for me.All about the gameplay baby! "
That, but 24 inch (Samsung Syncmaster T240)
#15 Posted by VilhelmNielsen (1735 posts) -

I play on SD...

#16 Posted by RE_Player1 (7561 posts) -

I game on an old model Toshiba 32" LCD.

#17 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -
@overbyte said:
" Still have a 14" CRT here. Keeping the Sega Genesis working when I'm bored of the "next-gen" stuff to play out some gool ol' Road Rash. Sometimes a friend will bring in their NES that still works to this day. These things are just rugged. "
Me too
#18 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

24" monitor, and a 42" TV for my consoles..

So no.

#19 Posted by EkajArmstro (389 posts) -

Normally I'm using a 40 inch TV or a 17 inch monitor, but my TV blew up last week and while it was getting fixed under warranty I was playing Mortal Kombat on a about 15 inch CRT Commodore 64 monitor. It was pretty awesome, but if someone was playing a character dressed in black I couldn't tell them apart from the background.

#20 Posted by Nux (2366 posts) -

I play my PS2 on a 17'' on a CRT.
#21 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1573 posts) -

I play on a 32" Samsung LCD. That doesn't really constitute as a "smaller" TV, but the only reason I own it is cause I got it for like half off during a ridiculous sale. It's actually a great TV for games despite its low sticker price, too.

#22 Posted by CannonGoose (373 posts) -

Currently I have a 50" plasma for my consoles and a 24" LCD for PC gaming.

#23 Posted by Marz (5655 posts) -

I play my Wii on my old SDTV.    But xbox, ps3 and PC gaming is all done on my 24" computer monitor that has hdmi inputs.

#24 Posted by EpicSteve (6487 posts) -

So long as you're rockin' widescreen and some-level of HD, you're good. My friend is still using a 20" SD CRT. I feel bad for him. There's serious playability issues with a lot of modern games on SD televisions. Widescreen is a must. 

#25 Posted by 71Ranchero (2776 posts) -

I haven't owned a TV in a decade. I just use my 22" pc monitor for my PS3. 

#26 Posted by Grissefar (2842 posts) -

I have a 32" LCD that feels tiny and for most games I really don't want to sit much further away than 1m/3ft

#27 Posted by Castiel (2637 posts) -

37" Full HD Sony TV. So fuck no!

#28 Posted by Taklulas (401 posts) -

<------ 32 inch LCD for PC and consoles. seems perfect for me really.

#29 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Well if you class small as a 24" monitor then yes, I use that for my PC gaming.

Not really classed as a small monitor though. I use a 42" plasma for consoles/PC media.

@SpikeSpiegel said:

" Whenever I play multiplayer games or FPS's I switch over to my 24" monitor because I can't stand the input lag on larger TV's. Drives me crazy. "


Oh come on. It's a thing of the past now, has been for a long time unless you get unlucky with a truly **** brand TV.

Comfortably playing fighting games doing 1-2 frame links on SSFIV using a plasma here.
#30 Posted by AlexW00d (6283 posts) -
@Zimbo said:
" I use a 23" monitor for both my PC and PS3. Works great for me "
#31 Posted by Badhands (399 posts) -

I play on a 32 inch T.V. I got a few months back, for PC and xbox.

#32 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

My tv's an LCD HD, but only like 24 inches.

#33 Posted by Random88 (284 posts) -

32'' LCD HDTV is what I play my games on

#34 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -
@Gamer_152 said:
" Yes, I'm a university student so while I can play on a huge HD TV when I'm staying with my family, all of my gaming at university is actually done on a tiny LCD screen. "
I have a huge HDTV at uni. What has university got to do with anything?
#35 Posted by Semantix (27 posts) -

I play on a 28 inch CRT at my own home, simply because I got it free. When I stay at my parents during holidays I play on their 40 inch LCD. I prefer the CRT myself because input lag makes games like Mortal Kombat a pain in the arse to play.

#36 Posted by Gamer_152 (14081 posts) -
@MysteriousBob said:
" @Gamer_152 said:
" Yes, I'm a university student so while I can play on a huge HD TV when I'm staying with my family, all of my gaming at university is actually done on a tiny LCD screen. "
I have a huge HDTV at uni. What has university got to do with anything? "
I just don't have a ton of cash for a larger TV, being a student.
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#37 Posted by pikeplacer (388 posts) -

I have my more current systems (PS3, Wii, 360, PS2) on a huge 50" T.V., but my older systems (Dreamcast, Commodore 64, PS1,  Gamecube) on a small 20"

#38 Posted by Illmatic (1358 posts) -

My HDTV is around 50" or so but the TV use the most is about a 24" SD TV. Only time I actually really mind the difference is when the text requires a magnifying glass to read.

#39 Posted by captain_clayman (3322 posts) -

i have my PC and xbox in my room on my 24 inch monitor, i'm pretty satisfied with that.  got ps3 and wii on my main tv in the game room, and then i have my all my old systems on an SD TV (the way it's meant to be played).  This includes ps2, n64, snes, nes, genesis, dreamcast, gamecube and atari :D

#40 Posted by gamefreak9 (2359 posts) -
@Rattle618 said:
" 22" monitor here, and I don't feel the need for anything bigger either. "
#41 Posted by SaltyPancakes (110 posts) -

My cellphone screen isn't that big and I game on it, my 3DS screen is also kinda small.

#42 Posted by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

Don't recall the sizes... My monitor for PC games does 1680x1050 so I think it's a 19 inch. My TV is 32 or 34 inches, but it only does 1080i. It's more then enough for me though.

#43 Edited by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong said:

" @JoeyRavn said:

" I play on a 17'' HDTV monitor, both for PC and 360. I really don't need more, to be honest. "
That, but 20 inch for me.All about the gameplay baby! "
there are two kinds of people who say rational things : those who mean them, and who actually make sense, and those who overuse them that they begin sounding like tools (no offense, really)
example: there are those who firmly believe in the concept of opinions, and they do a wonderful job applying the whole "that's just like, your opinion, man" theory when it is truly all about opinions. however, there are those other tools who carry that "Opinions !" sign around mindlessly and just respond using it no matter what the issue at hand is. for example, let's say there's a game franchise that has had 9 installments which were all similar (yet diverse and innovative enough) that they created a pattern of being true to their original, and then a 10th game comes along and totally shits all over the first 9 games in every way. a certain reviewer likes that 10th game. now while he's entitled to his own opinion, this is a special case where it doesn't make sense that a new installment that only disfigures the entire franchise gets liked. someone criticizes the review only because it makes sense to question it, and then you get a tool who goes "IT'S HIS OPINION, DUH"

sorry for the wall of text, i just didn't wanna sound like a dick when i say the following : yes i agree that it's all about gameplay and that GRAFIX aren't essential to the experience, however, people say that so often that they undermine visuals so much as if they absolutely don't matter.. and that's not true! while visuals don't make or break a video game, they're really important because they help set the mood, create an atmosphere, immerse the player in the environment and surroundings and please his sense of sight (which believe it or not isn't a crime to ask for)

so allow me to disagree.. in a revolutionary age in the history of video games where the graphics and visuals are extremely influential and superb, it's not all about the gameplay.
#44 Edited by dagas (2841 posts) -

32" since it was what I could afford at the time. Now you can get 42" for that money. I thought about buying a 46" but instead I moved my sofa closer to the TV and it had the same effect ^^ I'm content as it is. I used to game on 106" (I had a projector) with 5.1 surround, but I sold that and now it's 32" and 2.0 sound (but at least with good speakers not the ones built into the TV). At first I really missed the big screen and surround, but you get used to it pretty quickly and I'm not enjoying the games any less for it.
I also still play PS2 on a 21" CRT in my parents guest house when I visit. 

#45 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

To be honest I really dislike HD TV's, I have my TV at an angle so that if I sit down the screen is harder to see than if I was standing up
#46 Edited by FesteringNeon (2164 posts) -

This is too funny, I actually was glancing at the epileptic seizure warning on the inside cover of Tiger 12. I thought about exaggerating it a bit and finding the smallest TV I could find, and make a YouTube video. I'm too lazy to make it though. : / 

 Use and handling of video games to reduce the likelihood of a seizure
• Use in a well-lit area and keep as far away as possible from the television screen.
• Avoid large screen televisions. Use the smallest television screen available.
• Avoid prolonged use of the PlayStation®3 system. Take a 15-minute break during each hour of play.
• Avoid playing when you are tired or need sleep.

Once I upgraded to an HDTV, it really make a huge difference. I really didn't think I'd care as much... but after you do get one, it's hard imagining going back and not caring in the slightest.

#47 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic:
For me it is, but well spoken.
I play more on my gamecube then current gen/pc, I also spend my days playing the GBA SP or 3DS, and those are all pretty 'weak' graphic wise right?
I'm still enjoying them, and while sure, HD and big screens and crisper resolutions might make it even more fun, I'm content with what I have and I really don't care.
I had a lot of chances to upgrade my pc/tv's/whatever but I prefer to spend my money on games itself.

Long as the game plays well, it could be ancient for all I care, long as its still fun to me I honest to goodness do not care about how a thing looks.
That said, I won't deny drooling over certain games when playing them in HD, wondering what they'd be like on a very big screen supported with a audio set...but ah well, that day will come.
#48 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong:  oh so you mostly play older games then.. Ok in that case, you do have a point. loved what you said about drooling over high res games btw. That's the spirit ;] let's not shun visuals like society shuns a former inmate with a record of murder and rape. graphics are beautiful and extremely empowering to the experience when one can have them.

either way, i respect your gaming preference. as much as i crave playing old masterpieces, or just older classics in general, i can't get myself to do it.. something about them puts me off :/  
#49 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2820 posts) -

I play on a 1080p 36" HDTV mostly. I did have a 19" 720p for after hours game playing at work, but I gave that to my father for his bedroom as a gift because his 15" LCD tv was too crappy.

#50 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5260 posts) -

23 inch monitor for pc and 46 inch sony for everything else.

I was fine on our old SD tv for the longest time, but after we got our big tv, I will never ever look back.