I wonder if I may seek your feedback on using a 40" 4k TV as a monitor purely for trading.
I understand that the latency for most such LCD TVs is noticeably worse than that of a 4k monitor. However, is this shortcoming acceptable for someone viewing 5-min and 15-min futures charts and trading on a discretionary basis?
For example, will the inferior lag be a huge disadvantage during, for instance, a price spike?
Jta3 did some wonderful work in Autocad. I also ran my calculations for the optimal desk size, and I found similar numbers in terms of width. The depth question is more difficult. Also because the standard desk size in Europe is 180x80cm. And Jta3 suggests getting at least a 100cm deep desk, translating in a 200x100 desk.
I wonder, is the 70cm distance from the monitors really necessary? BM, did you upgrade your desk? What's your distance?
You forget the stand.
I have 2 Samsungs curve 40" UHD (near to perfect stands, the tv's have just 1 stand which is balanced in the middle, so i can have them both nicely in a corner of my (large) desk.
But for example some LG models have really bad stands, those Tv's have 2 small stands on each corner of the TV, where you need a lot of extra table space to place them. (or you have to hang them....)
I have 55 inch 4K monitors. I sit back approximately 110 cm from the center of the monitor. If I was any closer than that it would be like sitting in the front row of a movie theater, you don't get to see the whole picture.
Last edited by schroedray; June 8th, 2016 at 12:00 PM.
Just to be clear; the setup Jta3 and now I am referring to is a dual 40 inch setup. I am thinking of getting the Phillips bdm4065uc, one now. And maybe another one, if I like it. Perhaps its more prudent to just get the monitors first and see if my desk is enough, at 80 cm deep.
@ schroedray: That's massive! 4.20 meters. But I understand you need more distance the bigger your screens get.
@ mokum: I think Jta3 included the desk size in his original post. I can't seem to link to images, but if you go back to page 3 you can see his drawing. Good point though, the stand shouldn't be forgotten.