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Another Playfield TV/Monitor post :)

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Hey guys, I am building a full size vpin with an old firepower 2 cab. The inside width is 20.5” which limits me a bit on playfield choice. I need something with low input lag, and relatively low price. 

39” seems to be the monitor / tv size max.

 

is this overkill? Too low refresh rate?

https://www.amazon.com/Seiki-SM40UNP-40-0-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B00RVGXZ08/ref=mp_s_a_1_30?ie=UTF8&qid=1529296494&sr=1-30&refinements=p_n_size_browse-bin%3A3547809011&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&dpPl=1&dpID=51GTNqB33oL&ref=plSrch

 

Any ideas?!

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I guess I’m concerned about the 60hz. Doesn’t that mean there will be a lot of motion blur?

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I would not say that. I run 60hz on 4k monitor. Monitors are normally faster than TVs.

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So I'm torn between these two, one is a couple hundred more, is there any benefit to the more expensive one if it is still 60hz? The Seiki claims to do 4k at 60hz so tha tmight be nice in the future. Does VP need 120hz+? That's my only reservation here. $500 is a lot to spend just to have to upgrade in a year or two. 

http://www.grooves-inc.com/iiyama-iiyama-x4071uhsu-public-display-iiyama-accessories-pZZa1-2097583367.html?language=en&currency=USD&utm_source=froogle_us&utm_campaign=froogle_us&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIk8OAtNPd2wIV0oV-Ch3RmgLmEAQYAiABEgKALfD_BwE

https://www.amazon.com/Seiki-SM40UNP-40-0-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B00RVGXZ08/ref=sr_1_13?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1529343929&sr=1-13&keywords=40"

 

Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated!!!!

 

Thank you :)

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I would help you if I knew. I used over two mnd. to find my current monitor. It was a lot of reading and I crossed my hearth before plunging my first ball. The problem is that specs by producers doesn't really tell you the essential specs. for gaming. gray to gray etc. isn't a good measurement, only a indication.

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https://www.komplett.no/product/882393/datautstyr/skjermer/skjermer/philips-43-4k-led-bdm4350uc#

Bought it late Nov. 2006. I expect there exists better alternatives today. But, no - I don't notice any frame skipping. I saw one guy swearing that 120hz where needed because all monitors with less hz had issues. I don't know who needs glasses. Him or me. I doubt he was an expert that had seen all the alternatives out there. Unfortunately there is only one sure way to know. Test.

Before buying - I tested VP on my regular LG TV. That was absolutely unplayable.

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I have this monitor on reserve as my main playfield Philips BDM4350UC -  https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01CO2QT4M/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Thalamus, I believe you use the same monitor or something similar.

My computer is high spec with a GTX 1080ti GPU, anything I should know about this Monitor as regards to virtual pinball before they ship?

You thoughts as an owner would be extremely useful.

 

Thanks!

 

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Only one I've got is. If it breaks, I buy a new one ;)

Once you get it inhouse. Know that it will default dsp port to 1.1 - which will give you no more than 30 fps. You have to change that to 1.2 and have a proper cable that.

( I might take these numbers and version from my brain - so, don't trust the fully. Just know that you have the change the dsp mode )

You're GPU is slightly stronger than mine. I only have a regular 1080. I don't think you'll regret this buy, if the monitor - of course doesn't have any issues with it when delivered.

Oh and yes. This goes for many 4k monitors. You might have to come up with a solution for the fact that the back of the monitors bevel isn't the same in the back. It is kind of thin in the top and bulky in the bottom section. I solved it by attaching a VESA mount to it and then made a flat plate that I let the monitor rest on. I'm sure you figure something out.

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BTW Thalamus, did you remove the Philips plastic logo from the bottom of the monitor?

If you did, was it an easy process or did you need to break it off?

 

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Ah, when you ask - I'm pretty sure I did yes. If memory serves me right. It was just two small screws.

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