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I didn't see a technology section and this isn't PC related. This place has a larger userbase than other forums I visit. Anyway I have a regular PS4 at the moment, will have PS5 someday. I currently use a 23" 1080p monitor I got midway through the PS3 gen, it's a Samsung hybrid monitor/TV sort of thing. Still works great but I'm toying with the idea of trying 4k. My problem is TV's are too damn big. With my current setup I probably wouldn't want to go over 27-30 inches. Only sit a couple feet away.

So I'm limited to the monitor section and most of my searching has given me info based on PC use. I dunno if I need to look for or avoid anything to be compatible with consoles specifically. HDR sounds important except some places said monitors may not get bright enough to fully experience it. Refresh rates, panel types... I know none offer optical out for my receiver so I'll get one of those extractors unless that's a bad idea. Thought maybe someone could offer a suggestion or something. Nothing that costs thousands, and while I'm partial to Samsung (I have a GXTV from the 90's that still works) I'm open to other reasonable brands. If it turns out I'm not missing much then that works too.



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I'm finding it hard to find an actual 4k monitor with the HDR. Finding one with a HDMI 2.1 input seems rare. If you do find one there is considerable input lag. More common in the monitors are the 1440p, 144hz. Tv's are where I find a decent monitor but the smallest I found was a 55 inch with all the good specs. $2000.00 ballpark on those. I'm hoping something comes out about the time of the new console releases, but I may have to settle for the 1440p to get a smaller screen and low input lag.

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So it's not just me, that's a relief. Thought for sure someone would come in and be like "you moron".

I know PC's can push the graphics but I haven't been in the loop since I built my last PC in the early 2000's. That price and that size are totally out of the question. There was one link that seemed to rate them for console use but they all had something that kept them from being optimal, input lag being one of 'em.



4k PC monitors have been pretty meh. Unless you are willing to spend a lot of money for 4k, it's generally not worth it. Some are starting to be good such as https://www.engadget.com/lg-4k-ips-ultra-gear-gaming-monitor-104539945.html

But most are still fairly expensive. Eventually the prices will come down to something reasonable but for now, it's better to wait until 2021 before getting a 4k monitor.



             

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I can't recommend any specifics for 4K, but here are some ones that popped up on Newegg, first 2 shipped from USA and 3rd from Ireland...
One has 1ms reponse (apparently when not using Freesync which I'm unsure how PS5 games will support), otherwise 5ms for the rest.
Site lets you filter by alot of factors (seems slightly different filters in "gaming monitor" section VS just "4k monitors" although content overlaps)

https://www.newegg.com/samsung-u28e590d-28/p/N82E16824022246?Item=9SIAN3GB8E5049
https://www.newegg.com/lg-27ul500-w-27-uhd/p/N82E16824025944?Item=9SIAN2HBVC7106
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16824025991



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mutantsushi said:

I can't recommend any specifics for 4K, but here are some ones that popped up on Newegg, first 2 shipped from USA and 3rd from Ireland...
One has 1ms reponse (apparently when not using Freesync which I'm unsure how PS5 games will support), otherwise 5ms for the rest.
Site lets you filter by alot of factors (seems slightly different filters in "gaming monitor" section VS just "4k monitors" although content overlaps)

https://www.newegg.com/samsung-u28e590d-28/p/N82E16824022246?Item=9SIAN3GB8E5049
https://www.newegg.com/lg-27ul500-w-27-uhd/p/N82E16824025944?Item=9SIAN2HBVC7106
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16824025991

I may be wrong but I think those specs for those monitors are only attainable using the display port not the HDMI ports.  It does need to be HDMI 2.1 to achieve those specs with a console.



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I see this monitor with HDMI 2.1 releasing later this year, the components seem good, but fair to wait for real reviews before ordering...
But probably ready by time you pick up a PS5... Actually, might be interesting if PS5/XSX also suppport Displayport...????

https://evedevices.com/pages/full-specs

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/eve-spectrum-gaming-monitors-ps5-xbox-series-x



Digital Foundry promoted some monitor a week or 2 ago. Seemed they liked it.



I heard HRD on PC monitors isn't real HDR or something like that as well. So might want to check on that.



Sounds like it's best to hold off. Monitors aren't quite there yet. Not sure if I can rearrange things and create space for something closer to 35", TV sizes. Problem is 4k sorta starts at 45"-50" which is simply huge. And in the end it doesn't affect the gameplay, so...