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Connect gaming PC to 4k UHD TVs on display

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by pwillig on ‎07-16-2014 12:59 PM

If Best Buy wants to move more PC components, they should connect a gaming PC running a game like Metro or Battlefield 4 on ultra settings running 4K natively.  People will be blown away.

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by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎07-17-2014 11:03 AM
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I like the suggestion. Would anyone else like to see this happen? Remember to vote for an idea if you like it.
by pwillig
on ‎07-17-2014 11:23 AM
The long version of this suggestion stems from this experience I had: I walked into a Best Buy in Montgomery, AL, and saw these 4K TVs, which was the first time I've actually been blown away at visual fidelity. 1080P didn't come CLOSE to having this effect because I'd been a PC gamer for 18 years. Suddenly this idea comes to me: what would a PC game like Battlefield 4 running 4K NATIVELY at ultra settings. The new consoles can't even reach 1080p on Battlefield, and I believe their texture quality is statically set to "medium" equivalent. Yes, "upscaling" would have a significant effect for the XB1 and PS4, but I argue seeing a game running 4K natively would absolutely blow people away. I even asked a BB employee if I could get approval to hook my PC up to get an idea of what it would look like, but I was politely told "no", which is understandable. I admit there's a personal stake in this suggestion. I have to order all of my PC components from Newegg or Amazon. I would much rather be able to drive 10 minutes to Best But if I wanted to check out and buy a new component, but they products I'm interested in aren't there.
by Valued Contributor
on ‎07-18-2014 09:27 PM

Only problem I see there is that more than likely the stores that do have a 4k monitor in stock would have to store use one (ie eat $600) and most mangers would say, "meh just throw a $100 Acer on there instead"

 

Also I don't think computer demos are allowed to have digital gaming content (full games) on there either...

by Emerging Expert
on ‎07-29-2014 12:14 PM

I like the idea.  I have tried hooking my computer up to my TV via HDMI for game playing and I quickly switched back to using my monitor.

 

I think it would very excellent to see a high resolution game being played on a 60" TV but I think you would also need a more powerful GPU.  as they are designed for smaller screens and may not support something at 60" or larger.

 

But i would love to see it.

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