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Old 02-09-2021, 02:04 PM   #1
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Hi all. My 11 year old son is very interested in getting a monitor that he can hook his PS4 up to for gaming purposes. He currently plays his games on a Panasonic VIERA TC-P65ST50 65-Inch 1080p 600Hz Full HD 3D Plasma TV (2012 Model) in our basement and he mostly plays Fortnite, Madden, and 2K Basketball. He is also looking into getting a PS5 at some point in the future, when they become more widely available.

His concerns seem to be the current TV screen is too big, there is too much lag, and he has issues with the FPS. We are not interesting in getting him into gaming PCs but are willing to look into getting him a monitor that might better meet his needs (using PS4 now, PS5 sometime in the next year or so). Does anyone have any thoughts, suggestions, or guidance they can share?

For example, given his needs, what is a key factor we should look into when getting him a monitor, and how much should we look to reasonably spend to meet the needs I highlighted above? We are looking more towards a mid- or budget-friendly option.

Alternatively, does he have it really good and maybe we should not even be looking to get him a monitor? All viewpoints are welcome.

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Hi all. My 11 year old son is very interested in getting a monitor that he can hook his PS4 up to for gaming purposes. He currently plays his games on a Panasonic VIERA TC-P65ST50 65-Inch 1080p 600Hz Full HD 3D Plasma TV (2012 Model) in our basement and he mostly plays Fortnite, Madden, and 2K Basketball. He is also looking into getting a PS5 at some point in the future, when they become more widely available.

His concerns seem to be the current TV screen is too big, there is too much lag, and he has issues with the FPS. We are not interesting in getting him into gaming PCs but are willing to look into getting him a monitor that might better meet his needs (using PS4 now, PS5 sometime in the next year or so). Does anyone have any thoughts, suggestions, or guidance they can share?

For example, given his needs, what is a key factor we should look into when getting him a monitor, and how much should we look to reasonably spend to meet the needs I highlighted above? We are looking more towards a mid- or budget-friendly option.

Alternatively, does he have it really good and maybe we should not even be looking to get him a monitor? All viewpoints are welcome.
Hi, well firstly I would recommend you to keep your son with the PS4 and do not invest in a PC, a PC acapable of running Console games are quite expensive and your 11 year old son does not need that much of a PC at the moment.

For the Monitor, I would recommend you to get an Ultra Wide Screen. It might be more expensive than other monitors. But this type of monitor will provide your sonwith great graphics, colour depth and the most important thing, it will also support the demanding graphics of the PS5 when you get it.
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Hi, well firstly I would recommend you to keep your son with the PS4 and do not invest in a PC, a PC acapable of running Console games are quite expensive and your 11 year old son does not need that much of a PC at the moment.

For the Monitor, I would recommend you to get an Ultra Wide Screen. It might be more expensive than other monitors. But this type of monitor will provide your sonwith great graphics, colour depth and the most important thing, it will also support the demanding graphics of the PS5 when you get it.
Thank you for your insight. I agree that we are not ready to move into PC-gaming at this point. After consulting with my son and reviewing some online articles/reviews we just ordered a AOC 27G2. That seems like it will meet his needs for now. He understood your points about getting an Ultra Wide Screen, but after viewing one at our local Best Buy he said he preferred a small screen.

Years ago I would have killed to play Nintendo on "the big screen." Kids these days...

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You may be able to find a used office PC for cheap just to run some lower end/indie games though. Or retro games. A cheap used Dell office PC with an i5 or i7 from 2013 onward would pair great with a 1050ti/RX 460/560 if you can find one.
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