For anyone who plays video games, one of the most important parts of your house will be the setup of your gaming room and entertainment system. But sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming trying to piece together all the different parts of your personalized gaming room—so where exactly do you start? There are definitely a lot of different factors to take into consideration, but after looking through this, you’ll definitely be able to figure out what products are perfect for you and how to make your gaming room fit in perfectly with the rest of your home. And as a result, you’ll have set up the perfect place for you to get the best gaming experience in your home.
One of the most important factors for making sure that you have the best gaming experience in your home is the TV that you choose to game on. There are a lot of different elements to take into consideration when buying a gaming TV—first off, you may want to get a TV that’s not only good for gaming but good for watching shows and movies as well.
It’s also worth considering whether you’ll want to get a TV or a monitor, based on if you’re the type of person who would prefer to play games on a console or a PC. In the case of buying a monitor, there’s about the same level of consideration to take when looking through different products. For example, if you’re going to use a monitor, and have decided to put it up on a wall rather than on a dresser or TV stand, you’ll want to be aware of the studs in your wall—and will need a great stud finder to help you do so.
If you decide to go with a TV for consoles, you’ll need to take into consideration the input lag for your TV. Input lag is the time that it takes for your TV to receive a signal and then show the output of that signal. This means that for games that are largely based on precise timing, you’ll need to have a TV with low input lag—ideally between 20 milliseconds and 40 milliseconds.
Third, you’ll want to take into consideration the resolution capabilities of your TV relative to the gaming console that you’re planning to use. For the most recent versions of current generation systems, 4K has become the standard (e.g., Xbox One X, PS4 Pro)—aside from the Nintendo Switch.
4K and HDR (high dynamic range) are features that are becoming increasingly popular for TVs, but that have not been fully integrated into games and gaming consoles. However, in terms of thinking ahead, it’s probably useful to buy a TV that has these features in anticipation of the release of future consoles (especially because most of the next generation consoles will be releasing between 2020 and 2021).
Although a large part of a gaming experience is visually based, just as much of the experience is auditory. It’s important to get a sound system that will not only help you properly hear everything while gaming, but to help give clear and clean sound as well. Depending on what type of experience you’re looking for, you’ll want to choose between three things: choosing a TV with great audio quality, getting a speaker to connect the TV to, or getting a full-blown sound system.
A full-blown sound system would be a good choice for someone looking to use the speakers for more than just gaming. Having a sound system for shows, movies, music, and games will make the room have a very engaging and atmospheric, fully-decked entertainment system.
Using a speaker or direct audio from the TV works just as well, it just won’t have as good quality of audio output. Regardless, it should be about your preference and personalizing your gaming experience as much as possible!
Finally, the most important part of your gaming experience should be the console that you end up selecting. This can take some time to decide, because relative to the console that you choose, you’ll be selecting a corresponding library of games. Although nowadays, a large majority of games that are available can be played on most consoles (PS4, Xbox One, and occasionally Nintendo Switch).
It’s important to decide what type of gaming experience you’re looking for. For someone who wants a more personalized gaming experience, you might want to look into purchasing a PC rather than a console, sound system, and television. For those who want to purchase a PC, the level of customization and optimization is significantly higher than with a console—this means that you’ll be able to control specific capabilities (e.g., graphics).
There’s also the option of getting a gaming laptop (i.e., a laptop with high level capabilities that can run games like an optimized PC would). This all comes down to preference once you’ve decided that you want a PC/laptop experience over a console experience.
For those who want to buy consoles, however, it’s worth looking deeply into the library associated with each console. Of course with a system like the Nintendo Switch, you’ll be getting a lot of nintendo exclusive games—and in doing so, should know what type of gaming experience to expect.
Although there’s not much difference overall between the game libraries for Xbox One and PS4, there is quite a difference between both of their game libraries and that of Nintendo Switch (mainly because it’s a relatively new console—2017—and has a developing and frequently updated library).
All of these factors are useful to keep in mind when you’re trying to make the best gaming experience possible for your home. As long as you’re able to choose the right console, sound system, and television or monitor for yourself, you’ll be enjoying games in no time.
Make sure that you do the necessary amount of research to find the right console for yourself. And it’s just as important to take some time to consider all the factors when choosing your television and monitor. With the sound system, there’s more leeway in terms of having to do research, and it should ultimately come down to personal preference for the experience. And it’s good to give yourself some comfort in this gaming space, and to find the right kind of relaxing sleeper sofa or sofa in general.
But overall, you’ll definitely be able to personalize and perfect your gaming experience as long as you take some time choosing each product. Good luck with your search and purchasing process, and here’s to an enjoyable gaming experience!