Can I use an HDTV for PC gaming in a multi-monitor setup?

Episode 977 (16:10)

Carlos from Brooklyn, NY

Carlos wants to get a nice multi HD monitor setup with an HDTV to use as a gaming monitor. Leo says that HDTVs have lower resolution than computer monitors. Monitors are over 2K while TVs are currently just 1080p. 4K TVs are coming though. There is a Seiki UHD $1500 4K TV. PC Perspectives has reviewed it and got pretty good results. Most video cards now have HDMI, so he could connect his computer to an HDTV directly.

Another option may be the Occulus Rift virtual gaming helmet.