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Best Gaming HDTV 32"-40"

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I'm currently in the market for a new TV, as I still have a CRT I also have a PS3 (and an Xbox 360) and I want to maximize the money that I already spent on the consoles themselves. I've researched Sony Bravia, Samsung LNxxA650 and LN40A750, and a few others. I would also like to have the most up-to-date technology, i.e. 120Hz refresh, in order to maximize the money that I'll be spending.

Any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
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bump, i am looking for some similar advice as well
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well, I use a sony 32xbr6 as a PC monitor/TV and play PC games as well as xb360 and PS3 on it and I love it, its not 120hz though and that may be part of why input lag is not an issue with my set. the newest 32" xbr9 are 120hz but cost a bit too much for a TV this size I got a deal on mine because it was on clearance to make way for the xbr9 at BB

I've seen quite a few guys speak highly of the 545 toshibas for pretty much any use, so they could be worth taking a look at

as to the sammy's According to alot of people around here the input lag on all but 2 inputs (VGA and HDMI2 labeled as PC) is pretty bad and if you plan on using a PC alot on it then i wouldn't recommend using VGA in, the picture quality allthough good isn't as good as HDMI
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So is the running theory that 120mhz is responsible for input delay? I've had people on this forum tell me Samsung's are the worst in this area, but does that mean that Sony models with 120mhz don't suffer from this problem?



I'm also looking for a gaming tv right now. I'm so confused. I hear people talk about sparkles on Bravia models, and of course I'm concerned about getting uneven backlighting. It seems like whenever I get in the market for a TV there is a whole new generation of issues that people have to deal with. So annoying.
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I hear people talk about sparkles on Bravia models

AFAIK, the issue has been resolved with the latest firmware.
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and of course I'm concerned about getting uneven backlighting.

Unfortunately, this can happen with ANY make/model. It really depends on the individual panel you happen to get. Some are better than others amongst the same, exact batch.
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It seems like whenever I get in the market for a TV there is a whole new generation of issues that people have to deal with. So annoying.

Agreed.
I remember when I was shopping for my RP DLP and it was rainbow effects. LCD was 'clay faces' and screen door effect. Plasma was burn-in (still is just kidding).
The 'next big things' were LCoS, D-ILA and SXRD. Now they don't even make RPTVs anymore.
Now it's auto-dimming and input lag, etc. Man it's always something.
/rant


Anyway...@ OP: It all comes down to personal preference. FWIW, you're looking at the top 2 companies for LCDs, IMHO. You can't really go wrong either way.
I briefly hooked up my 360 to my Sony 52W4100 and it looked phenomenal. I played a little bit of TF2 and it was suh-weet. [No input lag, that I could tell.]
Even played the 'Meet The Soldier' video for my wife and her jaw was on the floor. Talk about eye candy.

Good luck.
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Originally Posted by Tigerriot View Post

So is the running theory that 120mhz is responsible for input delay? I've had people on this forum tell me Samsung's are the worst in this area, but does that mean that Sony models with 120mhz don't suffer from this problem?



I'm also looking for a gaming tv right now. I'm so confused. I hear people talk about sparkles on Bravia models, and of course I'm concerned about getting uneven backlighting. It seems like whenever I get in the market for a TV there is a whole new generation of issues that people have to deal with. So annoying.



Sony is worst actually than a Samsung as far as input delay. I have a z4100 sitting RIGHT beside my samsung 750. Even in picture mode, game mode or VGA, the Sony lags horribly. I'll post numbers soon (tonight or tomorrow) but I've compared them using flatpaneldk and you can just feel the difference while using the mouse in windows. I'm not saying the samsung doesn't lag, but having used both, at least these IS a way to kill the lag on the Samsung where as the Z, there's no way to reduce it to an acceptable level. Not sure bout sony's pre-120hz. It's a shame too because I actually PREFER the sony for movies (motionflow > AMP any day of the week).
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Bumping this thread. I'm looking to spend less about $1000 or less (can spend more if really better). I don't have size limitations. Looking for an all around set with BluRay and PS3 being important.
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