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post #1 of 8
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Guys,

I'm moving into a new place soon and thinking of buying a new HDTV. please find all the information needed to choose a good HDTV.

- I'm a casual gamer, playing at least 2 - 4 hours a day, sometimes 3 - 4 straight hours of gaming.

- I always prefer playing in a dim room

- Watching some soccer games from time to time

- Watch movies from time to time

- I prefer a 3D HDTV (if you don't recommend this please state why)

Ive been reading reviews regarding LED vs Plasma HDTVs, most reports/feedback's say Plasma TVs are best for gaming/sports. But I'm worried that the screen will burn in and hear some buzz noises

I know that Plasma is better in blacks and LEDs are better in bright colors.

Can you guys help me with this please? What type of HDTV do you recommend? and what brand?
post #2 of 8
I wouldn't worry about IR or burn in (I don't, unless I'm going to have a static screen for hours). Panasonic and Samsung both make great plasmas and have no issue with IR or burn in. With Samsung, you must put the TV in to game mode to reduce the extra processing it does. Also, higher end TVs are likely to have les input lag.

Buy from a place with a good return policy. In the unlikely case you get a buzzer, you can exchange it return it for something else.
post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by psychobrew View Post
I wouldn't worry about IR or burn in (I don't, unless I'm going to have a static screen for hours). Panasonic and Samsung both make great plasmas and have no issue with IR or burn in. With Samsung, you must put the TV in to game mode to reduce the extra processing it does. Also, higher end TVs are likely to have les input lag.

Buy from a place with a good return policy. In the unlikely case you get a buzzer, you can exchange it return it for something else.
Thank you for your reply brother, I was thinking of buying the Samsung Series 7 Plasma HDTV, ill make sure to put the return policy in mind
post #4 of 8
If you game in a dark room, Plasma is def the way to go. The only reason I'd recommend LCD is if the person lived in a house made of glass and couldn't control ambient light. LCD's do a lot of things well, but Plasma does the most important thing best - having dark blacks - which makes games like Dead Space 2, and Killzone 3 look amazing and it adds a lot of atmosphere when the gamer can get as close as possible to what the designer intended the environments to look like.

3D is a toss up, on one hand there is Passive 3D, and the other there is Active 3D. Passive uses $5 glasses that you'd get at a movie theater, and the screen has both images interlaced into eachother one horizontal line by the next, so the resolution is actually cut in 1/2 because both images share the same screen. Active uses battery powered $100 glasses that flicker each eye 120 times/sec to sync with a full 1080p-single image on the screen.

I'd personally wait for the 2011 TVs, to see what they've decided to do about 3D. Other than that, find yourself a decent Plasma.
post #5 of 8
Definitely go Plasma. I got both tv's and prefer the Plasma in normal room lighting. Extremely bright stores is not the best place to test PQ of Plasma's though.
post #6 of 8
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Acidsnow & neoshredder27

Thank you guys for your comment, i appreciate it
post #7 of 8
Why is this poll in the plasma section? Just go buy your plasma, thats what you were hoping the result was going to be.
post #8 of 8
Get a Panasonic plasma, dont buy a samsung or LG why? Because of you game like me "I'm a gamer" the input lag on those sets it really noticeable. Your best set right not with the lowest input lag and the best picture available right now is the panasonic VT25 series. The vt25 is the best plasma right now. You won't be disappointed with the VT25. If not just wait for the VT30 that will be release in a few month.
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