32" LCD TV and games

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  1. slowbird

    slowbird I am the son, and the heir, of a shyness that is c OT Supporter

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    I've been searching and browsing the whole internet.

    I want a cheap 32" LCD TV for playing PS3 games.

    720p is apparently good enough for TV watching but does 1080p make a difference on the PS3?

    What brands have the best response times? I've seen ones between 2ms and 8ms, but I've read that they like to manipulate these numbers to trick the consumer.

    Samsung and Panasonic have good reviews among the cheap models, but few people talk about the gaming in their reviews.

    Also, some of them have game mode but it's unclear whether this helps input times or not, and seems to differ between brands.

    Discuss :o
     
  2. Chitown B

    Chitown B Active Member

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    just get the 1080p Panny 32" and call it a day. great for TV too. I have the old 26" one and it's very nice.
     
  3. woot

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    1080p on a 32" tv? lol.
     
  4. Toology

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    720p is fine for a 32'' TV unless you sit VERY close you won't notice the difference. I am using a 32'' samsung as a monitor, for my xbox, and as a tv in my bedroom. You can generally assume the response time is a good indicator and is usually pretty "true." Obviously lower is better, but 8ms isn't bad at all worst case. Manufactures all have different ways of describing their contrast ratios, so I generally ignore that.

    For the best price meets quality, I definitely recommend Samsung over anything else. You can buy higher quality stuff, but you pay for it.

    edit: We (best buy) have the Samsung 360 series for like $380 right now, can't really beat that. Find an open item one at your store and they will take off 10% from that price too.
     
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    I have a toshiba 32" 720p TV and it works great. I have a 360 with an HDMI cable and everything looks smooth. I play movies/tv shows with netflix and it looks great, and call of duty also looks damn nice.
     
  7. slowbird

    slowbird I am the son, and the heir, of a shyness that is c OT Supporter

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    interesting.
    I was looking at that one, I'm just wondering how the PS3 looks in 1080p vs. 720p.
     
  8. poz

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    I will agree though, samsung > * for tv's imo. Only reason I got a Toshiba was because it was a gift from the parents.
     
  9. Chitown B

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    have to disagree. Panasonic > *

    well, Pioneer > Panasonic > *

    but :wtc:
     
  10. Jonathan77

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    Panasonic for a plasma


    Sammy for an LCD / LED



    Both great brands and to the untrained eye, you won't be able to the tell much difference.
     
  11. slowbird

    slowbird I am the son, and the heir, of a shyness that is c OT Supporter

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    honestly I don't care that much about colors and shit, I just want my guy to react on screen when I press the controller buttons :o I even considered a CRT TV but those are hard to find.
     
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    Shouldn't really have much of a lag issue with any current Plasma/LCD.
     
  13. Chanandler Bong

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    i have an older sharp 32" 1080p

    useful when doubling as pc monitor when hooking up hdmi via laptop for movies/browsing from sofa etc

    also means more screen when browsing internet in ps3 i guess? :hsughno:

    1080p isnt a big deal in 32" tv anymore, minus whale
     
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    Panasonic X1 or S2 series will do you well.

    no input lag :)
     
  15. slowbird

    slowbird I am the son, and the heir, of a shyness that is c OT Supporter

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    I'm leaning this way now. It's so hard to choose though. :o
     
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    Dont bother with 32'' its so small and unless youre a girly man go with minimum 46'' even for a small bedroom. You can never go too big.

    32'' is good for your kitchen.

    I sit merely right in front of a 40'' LCD and have been for over 2yrs now and to be honest it feels so small to me now.
     
  17. slowbird

    slowbird I am the son, and the heir, of a shyness that is c OT Supporter

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    :rofl:
     
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    hdtvthug.txt
     
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    Don't bother with people who tell you there's no difference between 1080p and 720p at those sizes. I game on a 24 inch monitor and you can easily tell the difference. People like rationalizing their past decisions though by making everyone else suffer with them.
     
  20. eXtraVert3d

    eXtraVert3d Pop this, bitch!

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    Keep in mind that response time and input lag are two different things. Most people confuse them as the same, but they are wrong. Manufacturers will often times not quantify the input lags for their sets as it is an obvious setback. Do your research on avsforums or something similar before you buy.

    That being said, go for 1080. Now that you have a ps3 you will be buying Blu-Rays and this is really the only way to experience them. Most games run at 720 so if you hate movies it doesn't matter, especially on a screen < 32".
     
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    eXtraVert3d Pop this, bitch!

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    And this. If you can't see the difference in 4x the pixel density then you fucking suck @ HD.
     
  22. slowbird

    slowbird I am the son, and the heir, of a shyness that is c OT Supporter

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    meh, i guess so then.
    avsforums is a big clusterfuck, could someone post a cliffnotes?
     
  23. Eticket109

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    I could never really tell but when I bought my 32" Vizio I just bought the 1080p model anyway.

    It's been awesome so far for both movies and games.
     
  24. FunkyMunniez

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    while true, unless youre a big picture guy, the 1080p 720p difference won't make much difference to you anyway. id only find a 1080p 32" if picture was important. if not, save yourself some money and get a 720p.
     
  25. gthesob

    gthesob the fun machine took a shit and died OT Supporter

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    If you plan to connect it to a computer go with 1080p. 720p sucks as a monitor.
     

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