My question relates to the ever-elusive hope of playing pc first person shooter games at high resolutions on a big screen w/ all effects turned on max. I know what kind of computer system I need to get the maximum graphical delight out of Doom 3, UT2k4, and Half Life 2, but, when it comes to display technology, Iâ€™m unable to decide. I take it as a given that CRT monitors are more ideal for pc gaming. LCD monitors have come a long way. I have a LCD monitor I use for all pc related work, but I donâ€™t mind getting another display for gaming purposes, even if it is only slightly better. My question to you guys is, is there an hdtv solution that is as good or better for *pc first person shooters* as compared to a high end aperture grille CRT monitor?
How would you compare 1600 x 1200 on a 20â€ CRT or LCD computer monitor versus a 50â€+ High Definition TV in 720p resolution??
Does one particular HDTV technology rise head and shoulders above the rest for the express purpose of gaming (this can include console gaming) when comparing DLP, LCD, Plasma, or the new LcoS???
Has anyone tried playing Doom 3 or Half Life 2 on a large HDTV using the rare 1080p resolution (and if so which video card did you to get it working on)????
Are there any large-screen hdtvs available or on the horizon that are sharp enough to replace a traditional LCD monitor for text quality and reading/surfing applications on the pc?????
If you had to choose between the two, which factor makes a first person shooter *more* immersive, screen size or image quality (of course both are important)? Another way of asking this question is: overall, between a 19â€ aperture grille CRT @ 1920 x 1440, a 30â€ Apple Cinema LCD @ 2560 x 1600, and a 65â€ DLP Tv @ 720p (1280 x 720), which setup offers the most immersive experience for a first person shooter/action type of video game??????
How does enabling AA and AF in pc fps games differ on a high definition tv???????
Finally, are there any new or upcoming technologies or trends (like oled) that are revolutionary enough (while only being a year or two away) for someone like me, who is only interested in using a home theater setup for pc use and playing pc first person shooters, to wait before making a purchase????????
â€¦One of the reasons I ask is b/c of a recent experience I had playing Quake III. Hooking up an apple ibook to a friendâ€™s 55â€ crt rear-projection tv was awe-inspiring at first. After a while, I finally realized that the picture quality was actually better on the small 12.1 lcd screen of the laptop, which was using a recent and powerful ati video card. Still, I want to do big screen pc gaming w/o sacrificing the sharpness and image quality of traditional computer monitors. Also, due to space limitations, front-end projectors are out of the question even they happened to provide the best gaming performanceâ€¦
Thanks a Bunch :-)