Best Tv for console gaming?
I have a playstation 3, was just wondering what is the best Tv to purchase at this point for a playstation 3. is crt still the way to go or is lcd or plasma better? im thinking anything above 30" and staying under $2000.00 as much as possible is where i want to be
I'm sorry but I don't know dollars, still I will proceed
CRT or the fat back as I describe it, are not HD and have a lower resolution, basically meaning a lower quality. They do show colours and the sharpness is nothing of a concern.
LCD or Plasma is the way to go now. Depending on cash you will be looking for a full HD (or 1080p) television, 720p tv's are cheaper but less quality, I honestly don't see a huge difference, this is up to you. Try to look for the highest resolution, for example 1024x768 (is a little more than 720p, hence the 768) and this is usually used in small 19" LCD's. So preferrably look for 1080p as this will be future proof and better quality
LCD or Plasma?
Well it depends how far over 30" you're going, LCD can display upto 41" (I think...) and Plasma is anything from around 40" to 60, 100" and all sorts
I would look at LG, Samsung and maybe Sony, (depending on money) These are usually lower-cost and higher quality compared to other brands and Bravia being a customer fave. and if you're not too picky Hitachi may be another. If you see any please message me or post the TV and I will have a look for you. I got a Samsung 720p HDTV about 1yr and a half ago for about 759GBP. And it has an Xbox 360 sticker on it, and it had a special game mode where the screen didn't get burned-in and the sharpness and colours locked at special settings. I can honestly say comparing it to other TV's It was an amazing display.
Hope I helped a little, if you're still stuck post another question on your thread.
If you want a decent display under $2000 then you won't wanna look at projectors, as a good Full HD that doesnt have rainbow effects will cost you well over that. Otherwise I'd suggest going for a Samsung or Sony as to me they have the best image quality. deffinitely go for Full HD (1080p) if you want good quality and get the biggest size within your budget.
LCD or Plasma?
Plasma screens in my experiense are rather dull as they aren't bright and seem to have low contrasts. If you're going for quality, LCD is the way to go. This however depends on your needs because if you just want big then Plasmas are a lot cheaper and you'll be able to get 1 thats a lot bigger then the equivalent in LCD.
^^^Grant said that LCD's dont go over 41" but they most deffinitely do! So, if you're willing to spend a bit of extra $$$ then get a BIG LCD!
stickdiggler said:haha oh snap. i dont know how i ended up the the UK forums this time.
sorry im from Canada lol
Edit: If you're going for 30-40" LCD is definitely the best for you. LCD has become relatively cheap and has improved tremendously over the years.
stickdiggler said:which manufacture makes the highest quality LCDs?
which brand has the best picture and longest life?
is lcd better then dlp?
Both LCD and Plasma have advantages and disadvantages. Anyway you should buy 1080p/Full HD, a lot of games support it.
If you only/mainly want to use the TV for gaming, I suggest LCD. It won't suffer from burn-in from the static HUDs and displays games usually have. Also it is clearly visible in both dark and bright environments (but you have to watch it from straight 90°)
The size also matters: the diagonal of the TV should be 1/3-1/4 part of the distance you are watching it from. If the TV is over 40", I would choose plasma, they are better in bigger size. Also plasma is better in refresh rate, contrast, and black display.
From LCD I would buy Samsung (i.g. UE46C7000) or LG (i.g LG 42LX6500) (you should consider LED types and 200Hz), for plasma my ultimate choice is Panasonic (i.g. TX-P46G...).
As for myself: I got a Panasonic TX42S10E (42",1080p,400Hz) a year ago, I use it for TV, gaming, bluray, so really everything. One of my friends came over, and he said, it has a better picture than his 40" LG LCD Full HD TV. Even with PS3 and X360.
For 2k$, I guess you will get a good quality TV you will be satisfied with for a long time
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<< LASER TV >>
Witch means it will have 3 optical lazer cables "the red one, the blu one, and the green one" witch conclude 3 basic colors.
For more info search on google.com for: LASER TV
Most people don't know any *** about tvs when they tell you CRT doesnt support HD.. There is some models from 2005-2006-2007 that were CRT HD. Supporting 1080 and hdmi inputs. Nevertheless, they didnt make it bigger than 38 ''... 9 pro gamers on 10 will tell you they prefer CRT because the last models used to support HD 1080 hdmi inputs and are way way faster in response time than any lcd or plasma. Plus you eyes don't burn as quicly is it would on lcd when constantly starring the screens... IF you can get your hand on a 2005-2006-2007 crt HD tv go for it, its 200-300 $ and its way better than any lcd or plasma for gaming.