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Oct 25th 2018

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TVs, Monitors, and Sound for Gaming

Refresh Rates, Gaming Mode, OLED vs. LCD
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Category: Help & How To

When picking a new TV set for gaming, one must wade through a lot of jargon and features in order to find something that's appropriate for the high speed and frenetic game play that modern gaming commands. Jason Howell and Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica break down what gaming mode actually means, how to avoid lag, why high refresh rates are important, and the difference between a gaming TV and gaming monitor. Sound can be as important as the video, with Dolby Atmos making things better, and virtual surround sound making things worse.

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