I want to get a 46" TV and connect it to a gaming PC in my living room (And start using Steam's Big Picture).
I'm trying to figure out what I need from my TV, and find a model that'll supply that.
Now from what I understand, seeing as I'm not going to play in the dark with no light on, I should get LED over Plasma. Almost or just as good performance in most things,
consumed less power, longer lifespan, etc.
The main issue I'm confused about is the Hz aspect of the TV set. I also suspect I should check the refresh rate...
Many TV sets that I saw boasts 100Hz . But I understand they cheat and interpolate frames. This might (or surely does?) add lag because of the processing time it'll take,
and in turn make games unplayable.
But every thread I saw that talked about that (over the whole friggin internet by now...) always include one or two guys that swear that games are just over 9000 more awesome with higher Hz.
Many TV sets also have a "game mode", that I understand disable this extra frame interpolation. But does this reduce the display to 60Hz? Shouldn't it remain the same Hz and just display the
same frame more times?
But I thought LCD screens already do display the same frame until the next time shows up (unlike old CRTs that flashed black between frames in lower Hz)...
This is so confusing...
To make things more specific, at first I was interested in Samsung UE46EH5000 or Samsung UA46D5500. The latter is a Smart TV which is a feature I obviously don't need.
But then I got into the whole Hz mess, and I'm not sure if I need to find a 200Hz set, be happy with 100Hz, find 60Hz somewhere or only get multiplies of 60Hz (or 120Hz).
In the end I'm still not exactly sure how this works with FPS...
FPS in games can drop as the computer get more strained, and be 54 or 39 or any other number. So the computer will send 39 frames per second to a 100Hz monitor that can refresh its display up to 100 times per second - how will it deal with that?! (How does my current 60Hz computer monitor deal with that? Should I care?).
So if anyone is willing to help, I'll be grateful...