Originally Posted by RayChuang
Okay, I may have to drop the idea of using my old Panasonic DVD-S35 DVD player even if I could bump it up to 480p progressive scan mode. I may have to get a real Blu-ray
player with reasonable DVD upscaling.
DVD's over component video at 480p is usually ok because all the TV has to do is upscale the image.
I was referring to 480i signals over composite and S-Video above, they require color decoding, de-interlacing and upscaling to be displayed and by the time thats all said and done the picture is pretty terrible looking on many LCD TV's
Originally Posted by lococarlos
So I decided that I don't really like the look of the Samsungs, and found out that the Sony has unacceptable input lag when playing games with component cable (e.g. Wii gaming). So I'm kind of back to square one.
Anyone have any other suggestions?
if you can go down to 37" size Panny 37" LCD's (any of them) will perform great for gaming at any resolution i own a 37S1, tested it for input lag and it performs very well even with non-native resolutions its still faster than most HDTV's
Originally Posted by spinnel 1. Budget
US$ 1000 - US$ 14002. Seating distance
~8 feet.3. Size/placement limitations
42 inch4. Uses and sources
1. SD channels should be above average
2. Blu-ray contents, some DVDs
3. Heavy game on PS3 (FPS, so preferable low to no lag) and should be at least 100/120Hz
4. Direct video play via USB is a plus
5. No crappy audio please5. Room lighting
Controllable, I have dim lighting, and usually off the light when I'm watching video for more cinematic feel
So I have some options here, SL80, SL90, B650, W550.. Anyone can consider? I see flying colors for LH90 unfortunately, my country doesn't have this :<
120hz does not improve gaming performance, it actually hurts it (adds more input lag)
read the thread in my sig for more info on input lag and to determine if this matters to you
your probably going to need to throw the good speakers part out of the equation though if you want to find a TV that has 120hz and still performs good with gaming
models i would suggest are
any sharp E77U(n), 700UN (both are 120hz)
LG LH90 (120hz local dimming LED)
any Panasonic 37"
LCD (720 or 1080p does not matter they both perform good) (most models are 60hz but there should be some 120hz coming out this year, last year only the 37G1 was 120hz)
avoid samsung and sony as they perform the worst generally speaking for gaming but sony is usually better than samsung in this area