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I'm looking to upgrade my monitor from a 29" ultrawide screen.

I use my PC for watching films from my sofa with the occasional game.

I think a 40-43" will be big enough. My budget is about £400.

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This top one I think is the replacement for the one beneath that but more than your budget...

I can't see any difference between these so the out going model at the bottom is probably the best value, both only 60Hz but you didn't say whether the occasional game was serious FPS type titles or not.

LG 43BN70U-B

LG 43UN700


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Actually this Acer on Pre-Order would be even better value.

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https://www.overclockers.co.uk/acer...d-backlit-gaming-monitor-black-mo-14r-ac.html
 
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This top one I think is the replacement for the one beneath that but more than your budget...

I can't see any difference between these so the out going model at the bottom is probably the best value, both only 60Hz but you didn't say whether the occasional game was serious FPS type titles or not.

LG 43BN70U-B

LG 43UN700


EDIT:
Actually this Acer on Pre-Order would be even better value.

DM431K

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/acer...d-backlit-gaming-monitor-black-mo-14r-ac.html

I don't think I'm into serious gaming anymore. The only games I seem to play lately are Fall Guys and RDR2. Thank you for the recommendations. It's a shame the Acer isn't out yet. I can't find its release date.
 
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I don't think I'm into serious gaming anymore. The only games I seem to play lately are Fall Guys and RDR2. Thank you for the recommendations. It's a shame the Acer isn't out yet. I can't find its release date.

It seems some have bought it earlier in the year so it's not a brand new model but has probably sold through everywhere and now stuck on pre-order awaiting fresh stock to arrive in the country which is anyone's guess at the moment. It should be fine for RPG, story based games, city builders etc just not stuff like Fortnite, CS:GO etc.
 
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I'm thinking of getting this: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/lg-4...escreen-backlit-gaming-monitor-mo-15k-lg.html

What's preferable between an HDMI or DP connection?

I have a
RADEON RX 580 RED DRAGON V2 8192MB GDDR5 PCI-EXPRESS GRAPHICS CARD


The monitor and graphics card both have HDMI 2.0 and DP 1.4. Technically both are capable of 4K @ 60Hz but this is the highest HDMI 2.0 is spec'd for whereas DP 1.4 can do 4K @ 120Hz if both the graphics card and monitor are capable, which in this case they are not but you won't be relying on a cable standard at the peak of it's standard if you choose DP. Therefore I would go with a quality DP 1.4 cable that is listed as 8K capable or 4K @ 120/144Hz.


https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/features/displayport-vs-hdmi-better-for-gaming
 
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The monitor and graphics card both have HDMI 2.0 and DP 1.4. Technically both are capable of 4K @ 60Hz but this is the highest HDMI 2.0 is spec'd for whereas DP 1.4 can do 4K @ 120Hz if both the graphics card and monitor are capable, which in this case they are not but you won't be relying on a cable standard at the peak of it's standard if you choose DP. Therefore I would go with a quality DP 1.4 cable that is listed as 8K capable or 4K @ 120/144Hz.


https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/features/displayport-vs-hdmi-better-for-gaming

Okay, thank you very much for your help.
 
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