Is a TV or monitor better for the average Xbox One gamer?

Xbox One S and Xbox wireless controller
Xbox One S and Xbox wireless controller (Image credit: Windows Central)

With 4K and high dynamic range (HDR) being big focuses of both the Xbox One S and the upcoming Xbox One X, now is a better time than ever to upgrade your display. However, with high-resolution TVs and monitors becoming increasingly more common on store shelves, it can be a challenge to find the display that's right for you.

Is a PC monitor or TV better for Xbox One gaming?

While PC gamers rarely move away from a dedicated monitor, the ubiquity of consoles can make both TVs and monitors valid ways to play. This discussion has recently kicked off on our forums, with users pitching in their favorites.

Was reading this post from Richard earlier today, and he brings up an interesting point. Is a monitor or TV better for the Xbox gamer? What do you use? And if $ wasn't an issue, which would you prefer?

James Falconer

When dealing with a big entertainment center, Xbox One consoles can serve as a central hub for all your entertainment needs. Having a big display is only truly viable with a TV, with a range of options touting support for 4K and HDR. Between an immersive picture and features tailored toward general media consumption, TVs are still a great way to experience the full scope of the Xbox One's offerings.

Alternatively, monitors can offer some significant improvements to certain gamers – specifically those looking for a competitive experience. Between the low refresh rates and compact form-factors offered by high-end monitors, these are still essential pieces of kit for people who take their Xbox One games a little more seriously.

But we want to hear from you! Do you play your Xbox One games on a TV? Or do you prefer monitors and their competitive edge? And why? Make sure to hit the link to our forums below and voice your opinion.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.