Upgrading monitor res for Betfair live pics

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JuiceyJones
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This might be a dumb question so apologies in advance. I am not tech savvy at all.

I was going to pull the trigger on a monitor that I watch live Betfair pictures on. Current monitor is 1920x1080 res with 70Hz. My thinking was I will get more defined/clearer pictures with the new 3840x2160 res and 70Hz. Is res or Hz more important to getting better pictures or is this all pointless as the source of the pictures is what decides overall picture quality.

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MemphisFlash
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you answered your own question, pointless, stick to 1920*1080, save your money
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JuiceyJones wrote:
Sat May 18, 2024 10:22 pm
This might be a dumb question so apologies in advance. I am not tech savvy at all.

I was going to pull the trigger on a monitor that I watch live Betfair pictures on. Current monitor is 1920x1080 res with 70Hz. My thinking was I will get more defined/clearer pictures with the new 3840x2160 res and 70Hz. Is res or Hz more important to getting better pictures or is this all pointless as the source of the pictures is what decides overall picture quality.

Thanks
You can upgrade, but don't expect better quality.

Higher Res = Higher quality image
Higher Hz = Pic updates more times per second
(BF live vid is probably around ~30fps aka 30hz, and definitely not more than 60fps/Hz)

You're right the source video sets the limitations here – BF live vid has different resolutions but they're all under 1080p

If you get a larger monitor e.g. your new one is 27" and previous one was 19" you can still enlarge the image to a bigger PHYSICAL size which may be useful if viewing far away e.g. TV to sofa but if you're up close you won't want to make it too big as it will become blurrier and blurrier. If you don't mind a bit of blur hold Ctrl key and scroll up/down to play around with sizing.

For better pic quality you could use a service like RacingTV or SkySports but I'd suggest to ask other forum members for delays first (compare with BF LV and see if it will affect what you're doing)

Personally I always felt 1080p was enough. Having a 2nd monitor is useful though e.g. with 2x 1080p you can enlarge the livevid on one and trade etc. on the other (but everything still possible on 1x 1080p Screen definitely)

Before adding a screen I also recommend toying with virtual desktops (VDs) as that may be enough for what you need anyway (Win+Ctrl+D to create a new one then Win+Ctrl+Left/Right arrow keys to quickly switch between existing VDs)
JuiceyJones
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Very good. Thanks for the answers fellas.
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