TardOnPC wrote:http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Xbox-Wi ... 004QRKWKQ/Thoughts?
C-A_99 wrote:It's definitely a good idea to keep the TV simple.
C-A_99 wrote:I've also heard of those HDMI receivers (where you plug multiple sources into a receiver, and the receiver has one HDMI output to the TV itself) do processing to the signal and can introduce delay. It depends if the system passes the raw, unmodified signal to the HDTV or not.
C-A_99 wrote:The USB wireless receiver is included in the package that I linked.For the wireless Xbox 360 controller, you'll need the receiver.
C-A_99 wrote:My Sony TV updates its firmware automatically every few months. That's a good argument for having an ethernet hub close to your entertainment system, so that all of your devices can connect to the network.Are "Smart TV's" even well updated with their software? A platform like Android, desktop Linux, or Windows will stay up to date, but not sure if the same can be said for a smart TV's browsers, apps, etc.
Prestige Worldwide wrote:Larger than console (unless you have an awesome mATX case
DPete27 wrote:Prestige Worldwide wrote:Larger than console (unless you have an awesome mATX case
This might be the awesome mATX case you're talking about. Based on my comments above, (IMO) a gaming HTPC can and should be nearly console size. Unless your HTPC is serving as your main computer, it shouldn't need to be any bigger than mITX. Keep an eye out for the upcoming Cooler Master Elite 130 case. It's on my wish-list.
Chrispy_ wrote:HDMI from graphics card directly to the TV, every time. If the TV is capable of passing surround-sound out to the receiver, then do that, otherwise SPDIF the audio to the receiver seperately. Some TV's only used to pass stereo across to other devices over HDMI, but I think that's older TV's - I've not come across that in recent years.
C-A_99 wrote:I guess everyone handles latency differently.
TardOnPC wrote:So I am thinking about moving my system into the living room to game. Anything I should be aware of, aside from response times, about TVs?
TardOnPC wrote:My notes so far:
60Hz preferable, 120Hz max (With the 780 I get well over 60 FPS on most games. I kind of figure the 120Hz would be somewhat beneficial)
C-A_99 wrote:Aside from GPU scaling, I'd watch out for the limited color gamut mentioned earlier. I'm curious to know whether you get the same problem with nVidia HDMI output being stuck to limited color gamut at standard "HDTV" resolutions (1080p in particular). You may not notice it, but it just won't seem right, as if there was something wrong with the TV. (It's not, and no adjustment of contrast and other settings will fix it.) I know nVidia refuses to fix this bug on the Geforce 540m/Intel GPU switchable graphics, so I'm curious if their standard cards have the same problem, because improperly functioning HDMI (and driver hacks/workarounds) aren't good enough for me.
C-A_99 wrote:I suppose the remedy to this is to actually test a game (or develop a crude testing method with numbers) instead of just jiggling the mouse around.
C-A_99 wrote:The problem is that even "low latency" TV's still hit 24-30ms, while good computer monitors hit around 10ms. (At least according to DisplayLag.com.) I've found 10ms to be very well tolerable, easily to the point where the resolution, sharpness, and screen size make it a much better option than a CRT.
C-A_99 wrote:Aside from GPU scaling, I'd watch out for the limited color gamut mentioned earlier. I'm curious to know whether you get the same problem with nVidia HDMI output being stuck to limited color gamut at standard "HDTV" resolutions (1080p in particular). You may not notice it, but it just won't seem right, as if there was something wrong with the TV.