Is a gaming monitor suitable for watching movies and television shows on a PC? Or is it overkill?

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago
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    The only difference between a regular monitor and a gaming monitor is the response time. Gaming monitors are designed to have as little output lag as possible. With movies there is no need for that

  • 3 months ago

    no, its perfectly alright.

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  • 3 months ago

    the problem becomes how you get the moves and tv shows into the PC to begin with. Except for DVD or Blu-Ray, all are copy protected to prevent this

  • 3 months ago

    Well...IF your gaming on that PC requires a gaming monitor

    then it is appropriate, regardless of what other uses you make of it.

    You should get the least-expensive monitor

    that will serve ALL of your needs sufficiently and in the foreseeable future (for the expected lifetime of the PC).

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  • VP
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Yes and Yes.  But if you play video games do you really care?  Or are you thinking about buying a monitor for someone else?

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Yes I have watched lots of movies on a PC monitor 

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