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I'm looking for a good 26 inch television. I have a very small dorm room so I can't go bigger. What brand are you guys using (doesn't have to be the same size)? I am concerned about picture quality and any gaming lag would be a big no-starter. Please help.
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An LCD that supports 120 Hz is ussually a good choice, but can be kinda spendy. Samsung is my favorite brand, but again can be pretty spendy.

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120hz is only a benefit for 24hz BluRay movies. I have a 120hz Samsung LNT4671f. Don't expect to use the AutoMotion Plus for ANYTHING.

I also have a cheap 32" LCD, which is crap. You get what you pay for.
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I have a Samsung 32" and I like it very much.

Just go into the ps3 apartment set up thread and you can see what it looks like.
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120hz is only a benefit for 24hz BluRay movies. I have a 120hz Samsung LNT4671f. Don't expect to use the AutoMotion Plus for ANYTHING.

I also have a cheap 32" LCD, which is crap. You get what you pay for.

I think thats totally inacurrate. Running amp on NHL 08 makes a world of difference in smoothness. It to me is totally different then playing it off...

From my experience, id stick with samsung over sony for gaming. The XBR4 I have seems to suffer from input lag much more then the samsung
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I have a Samsung 32" and I like it very much.

Just go into the ps3 apartment set up thread and you can see what it looks like.

I have a Samsung 32" as well, great tvs.

I suggest you go to amazon.com and read customer reviews of hdtvs and help that make your purchase. Look up the Samsung 26a450 or Samsung 32a450
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I have a Samsung 52" 650. I love it, out of all the tv's i've had over the years this is by far my favorite. Great for games, great for movies, great for everything. I had the Samsung 52" 71 before this set and the Auto Motion Plus sucked (AMP). On my 650 the AMP works great, no complaints at all.
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Are there any 120Hz 26" tv's right now? I don't think there are ... anyway, I wouldn't worry about AMP on a 26" set. Something like the Samsung LN26A330 would serve you very well, I would imagine. You shouldn't have any gaming lag unless you're using the composite connections with a ps2 or something (in which case it would have to be upscaled, hence the lag). I could be wrong about that, though, and if so, I'm sure someone will correct me.
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If I were you I would base my TV comparisons with HD content. Our 1080p Panasonic plasma blows our 720p Vizio out of the water with HD content, but the difference on video games isn't much. From my comparisons I just don't think these "next gen" video games are very difficult for a functional HDTV.
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Metal83, yea, someday I'm going to get off my butt and call Samsung for the exchange. The AMP on mine is unuseable. It makes RockBand stutter so bad that you can't play. I have to keep AMP off for ALL my games.
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If I were you I would base my TV comparisons with HD content. Our 1080p Panasonic plasma blows our 720p Vizio out of the water with HD content, but the difference on video games isn't much. From my comparisons I just don't think these "next gen" video games are very difficult for a functional HDTV.

At 26", 1080p vs 720p is a non-issue, but I guess I agree with your point.

If at all possible, go to a store, bring your console, and hook up to a few tv's. Your options at this size are limited, and you don't really have to worry about most of the stuff others have mentioned here. You can't really go wrong with any of the major brands, but like I said, some might look better to you, so it's best to take a look before you order, or whatever it is you're doing.
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Are you really set on 26 inches? Because that is a size that is really not worth the price... because its not a common high demand size...manufactures don't have good prices for them... if you look around to get a decent 26 inch you are paying 500-600 dollars....

If you willing to go to 32inches... there are so many choices... but cost around 100-200 more... but well worth the 6 inches.... and you get more value for your money...

As altered_id mentioned... you won't need a 1080p LCD TV if you are going anything lower than 32 inches or even 37 inches....

32 inch LG 32LB4D LCD TV @ One Call: Amazingly... its 120 hz / 720p for only 599.99 + shipping on sale .... its 720p , but you don't really care that much because of the small size... its on order at moment, but maybe you can find it on amazon.com or something...

Or you can get this Panasonic TC-32LX85 LCD TV for same price w/ free shipping:

There are so many choices... but do try to increase the screen size to 32 inches.. as 26 inches aren't really cost-effective... and you will just wanting to get a larger one... if room is the issue...try getting a wall mount @ www.monoprice.com.... they sell sturdy wall mounts for really cheap.. .plus your TV is just 32 inches.. .it wouldn't be hard to mount it...
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A330 is the worst Samsung to consider, the on/off CR, and ansi CR are so poor, that you would see very little detail, with horrible motion resolution.

120hz for BD is the worst advice anyone could give. It strips away any and all work that goes into producing the PQ that goes into them. 120 is a nifty feature for gaming when you aren't playing online, as it introduces loads of input lag.

At 26", if you are looking for a panel strictly for your PS3, I would look into a monitor. You will save a load of money, and they are actually better for gaming (assumming you have a source for sound)
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32 inch LG 32LB4D LCD TV @ One Call: Amazingly... its 120 hz / 720p for only 599.99 + shipping on sale ....

Dang, I knew I should have waited a little longer. []
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At 26", 1080p vs 720p is a non-issue, but I guess I agree with your point.

I just want to point out that I was in no way recommending 1080p for a 26" set. I only mentioned the resolutions to point out that there was very little difference between a cheap low resolution set and a decent high resolution set on PS3 games. If I was buying another TV that was mainly for gaming, I would buy another cheapie LCD.
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