How to Maximize Your TV Gaming Performance
Gaming has transcended recreation and moved into a viable career path.
Perhaps 100 years ago people could scarcely imagine how football players would ever make a living off of their sport; today, video gamers find themselves in much the same position of scrutiny.
Strange as it may seem, professional gaming has turned into a lucrative field. Whether you’re looking to go pro or just want a better gaming experience to unwind with, maximizing your TV’s performance is critical.
More Than a Fad
It may seem inconceivable to older generations, but nearly 70% of Americans today play some sort of video games. A fair chunk of these gamers play exclusively on their smartphones, but more than 40% use a gaming console as well, and even more use a PC, which can be connected to a TV as a monitor.
With cries of lag and lacking performance plaguing those who game with their TVs, there are a few simple ways to ensure you’re getting the best possible performance out of yours.
Enhancing The Experience
If you haven’t yet bought a TV you’ll use for gaming, make sure to do your research first. Certain brands have trouble with input lag, so try not to set yourself up for failure right from the start.
If you already have a TV you’re using to game, and just want to bump up the performance as much as possible, here are some easy tricks you can try out:
- Make sure your graphics card is compatible with your TV and capable of the necessary output.
- Use as short of a cord as possible to connect your TV with your PC.
- Check if your TV has a game mode, and adjust those settings.
- Turn down your computer’s graphics to reduce input lag.
Most of the ways that you can maximize your TV’s gaming performance are common sense for serious gamers, but don’t overlook something simple just because it seems too basic.