Getting a big screen TV for games....

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  1. DaninTexas

    DaninTexas OT Supporter

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    Time has come to replace the old 32" tube. :mamoru:

    I know for gaming I want an LCD and not a plasma.

    But the question I have - Do I need a 120hz or higher tv? Or will a 60hz work just fine. Seems with the 60hz I can get a 52" tv for the same price as a 40 or 42" at 120Hz

    Only thing left I really am not sure on.

    If I don't watch sports and will only be using this for movies and video games will I really want the 120hz?
     
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    Why not plasma?
     
  3. SlowNegative

    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    Fuck LCD, go plasma
     
  4. DaninTexas

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    Everything I heard - plasma has burn in and a shorter life than LCD
     
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    Burn in; drop the brightness down (it will probably be at 100% out of the box) and you'll be fine.

    And honestly, the "short" life is like 10-15 years. You will buy a new tv by then anyways. That is if you even have it that long before throwing a Wiimote through the screen.
     
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    Plasma's are also cheaper, have better picture, use less power, have zero motion blur....just go plasma. I have a 720p and it looks x10 better then most 1080p LCD sets.
     
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    fuck LCD and plasma

    go LED
     
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    LED FTW. LCD is FTW too though. Never was a fan of Plasma.

    120hz is awesome IMO, but you probably will want to find a TV with Game Mode (Samsung has this) to reduce input lag, so it's unlikely that you'll be gaming with 120hz enabled anyway. It's nice to have to have when watching TV/Movies though, and some games almost look 3D when I enable it.
     
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    Whatever you do, do not buy a Sony tv. UGH. Samsung all the way.
     
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    Panasonic S1 series plasma. Best bang for your buck. Burn-in is so not an issue unless you're retarded. Don't leave your TV on CNN for 24 hours and you'll be fine. Image retention is only a temporary thing, if you DO get something that sticks, it may last only for a few minutes.

    You can get a 50" S1 for like $800 shipped these days. 54" about $1000. 65" is just over $2,000 if you want to spend that much.

    I want to go ahead and get a 65" just to have one, but I'm trying to wait for the price to dip below $2,000. :mamoru:
     
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    dont bother with 120hz. just make sure it has 1080p, and check the black levels in store.
     
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    Make sure you get those 200$ Monster cables or your picture quality will suck.
     
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    Great picture quality on the samsungs. Not so great sound though :(
     
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    sound from a TV :ugh: :ugh: :ugh:
     
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    Dogz interior crocodile moderator

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    Not everybody has surround sound :dunno:



    I do but thread starter didnt specify.


    So ugh yourself mother fucker
     
  17. jero

    jero Let me just put the tip in...

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    I was in this same boat and was set on an lcd, until i saw a panasonic plasma.

    50 inches for 1200 shipped ( this was last year mind you ) for the highest rated set under the pioneer kuro.

    Image retention is non existant, as well as burn in ( like he said, just turn it off of "torch mode" ( brightness doesnt need to be that fucking bright anyways ).

    Havent looked back since. The set has fantastic picture quality, and if thats what you really want, then get a plasma.

    If you want a super thin and light tv that "looks cool" but really arent concerned with having great image quality, super dark blacks, etc, then get an lcd.

    And lcd's have burn in too. All the ones at my work that are used for monitoring are burnt in as fuck.

    And lastly, my plasma's life expectancy is like 20 years at 8+ hours of veiwing a day before the brightness is 50% of a new set.

    The new gen plasma's are badass.
     
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    AKing It's like we've got each others backs

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    bought a panasonic viera 42 inch 720p plasma the other day. My brother said it looked better than his samsung touch of color 120hz lcd. Life expectency of my plasma is some 100,000 hours
     
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    Coming from having both Plasma and LCD, go LCD... they're less of a pain in the ass. The difference in color is trivial compared to having to keep the fucking Plasma upright and running a "burn in disk" on it for the first month to get the gases worn in properly. Plasmas look great, don't get me wrong, but so do LCD's and you don't have to deal with as much bullshit with them if you want to keep their life span as long as possible/ move the damn thing.

    You can get some damn good Samsung LCD's for cheap right now. They're 700 series is like less than 1000 for a 42'' right now I believe....
     
  21. SlowNegative

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    :werd: to everything you just said. I'm waiting for the 65" to dip below 2k as well.
     
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    SlowNegative Her name is Rio

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    What bullshit? Having a better image at a lower cost?
     
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    :werd: I feel the same way. Plasmas are too high-maintenance, I don't want to have to worry about a little mistake like forgetting to turn the TV off one day is going to make it burn in (depending on what's left on)
     
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    Did I say that dumb fuck? No, I could have sworn I said that Plasma's have the better image but the BS you have to put up with to give that TV as long of lifespan as possible isn't worth it.

    LCD's look really good, not as good granted, but you have to deal with a lot less B.S. with them.

    And if you're a college kid, you're probably moving around a lot, Plasma's are the bane of existence when you have to move. I'd rather put up with a sick baby with the shits than move a f'n Plasma TV again.
     
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    Samsung Lcd, i have a 46ln650 toc and absolutly love it.
     

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