I have a Samsung LN4071f1 (40") TV that I use for PC gaming. It's great, and I bought it specifically for the specs. here
We're wanting to put a flat screen in the bedroom, and I'm trying to figure out if I should 1) just get a cheaper one for the bedroom since I don't need great quality for TV (compared to gaming) or 2) take the opportunity to upgrade the PC gaming monitor and use the Samsung in the bedroom.
I haven't kept up with what's out there, and if I could find better than what I have for gaming. Or is the Samsung still really good, and I should just stick with it? Any opinions are greatly appreciated.
(On a side note, what's the outlook on PC gaming and 3D? Is it worth looking in that direction, or do most people think it won't catch on. I haven't kept up with that either!)
you will want a 1080p tv for your room in case you end up hooking up blueray, internet tv or hd content. buying 720p would be throwing money out the window. however, i agree that you can get a smaller cheaper set without bells and whistles.
general advice is to stay away from 120/240hz 3d tvs if you hook it up to a pc. there are reports of excessive lag even in 60hz pc mode on certain devices.
3d in general is a gimmick. the effect is like sliding paper over paper so its not very realistic. definitely not worth the eye damage you will be incurring. its a fad.
what should you do?
keep the tv for your pc since you seem to be happy with it.
buy a smaller tv for your bedroom. a 32 or 40 inch screen would be fine. 60hz is also fine. i would suggest led in case you want to wallmount it since they are MUCH lighter. i prefer using sony tvs and devices since you can use one remote for everything. you're probably looking at around $450-550. or $600 including a wallmount and cables. depending on brand of course. avoid vizio, olevia and other cheap brands if you can.