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Should I choose a TV over a monitor?

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Steev, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. Steev


    Joined: Mar 29, 2020

    Posts: 1

    Advice needed please to help me choose a large (43") 4K display for coding and office work. There will be the occasional casual gaming (PS4) and bluray movies, but 80% of the time I will be coding in dark mode.
    I am sensitive to bad screens - flickering, light bleed, fuzziness, blue lights etc, so comfort is an important factor for me more than refresh rate or colour accuracy.

    My top price is around £600 - research so far has narrowed down to either the LG 43UD79 or Acer DM431K

    First, what are your opinions on those? Doesn't seem much between them other than £150 in price.

    But second, I have noticed that I could get a decent 4K TV for less money, some with IPS or QLED displays.
    Should I be considering this? Is there much of a difference between TV and Monitor displays of the same spec?

    For example the LG 43UM7000PLA seems to have a similar spec but a lot less money and TV features included or the Samsung QLED Q60R https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-43-QLED-Q60R-TV/dp/B07NVRHMJ9

    Please help me understand is a good 4K TV an option or something I should avoid and why