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We have ended our distribution of Obutto products as of November 30th, 2018.

Why bigger is not always better for sim racing...

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We get asked often "Can I mount a 55" TV to my Obutto?" or "Im thinking about ordering a R3Volution, can i mount 3x 47" Televisions to this rig?"

This always makes us cringe, because we know where this is going. It's kind of a running joke around our offices, imagining some of our customers nose deep into their virtual iRacing cockpits, with gigantic displays inches from their faces.  

These types of setups are totally overkill.  While it may not cause physical harm to your eyes, it is completely unnecessary, and a gigantic waste of money in your sim racing (Or any gaming) experience. We always recommend 27" monitors to our customers.  It's still a rather average display size, but especially when triple screen gaming comes into play, these are ideal.

The other side of this is TV vs. Monitor.  TV's are meant to produce a steady FPS for movies.  For gaming, they can work somewhat well.  Mostly with your console type games like XBox or Playstation.  For PC games, TV's are actually quite bad for gaming.  They can induce input lag, screen tearing, etc - but the biggest hindrance is input lag. While you may be able to purchase a 55" 120Hz Television, that refresh rate is not a true refresh rate.  It's produced through software inside the TV.  A true display with 120Hz or 144Hz refresh rate is generally only found in a "Gaming Monitor". Such as the ASUS ROG PG278Q. Complete with G-SYNC and all.  Which allows the refresh rate to match the on screen FPS of the game, virtually eliminating tearing.  The 27" size of the monitor is quite nice, and when you line up 3 of them for sim racing, you get an excellent experience.  You dont have to spend upwards of $600 per monitor though for something like this.  There is always the ASUS VG278HE 27" Full HD 1920x1080 144Hz 2ms at $364.99 per monitor, but no G-SYNC. 

Hopefully this puts some misconceptions to rest, and hopefully stops the mad influx of those wanting to mount gigantic 55" Televisions to their gaming rigs.  Maybe we'll start a new Twitter trend - #NoMorePixelToNose

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