Is LED the best option for a gaming TV? (42" size tops)

#1DUBTunerPosted 12/31/2013 4:56:52 PM
I have a small living room (sitting less than 2 meters away from the TV) and I want to pick up a new TV. My current one is a 32" LCD Samsung. What would be the best option?
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#2TonyRodrigues76Posted 12/31/2013 5:00:35 PM
I play on led and seem to enjoy it I also sometimes play on the kids lcd downstairs tv and notice a big difference led is way better.
#3Ironman06Posted 12/31/2013 5:16:55 PM
LED all the way. I recently purchased a 40" samsung led, 120hz and I love it. (Also 120hz is totally worth it too)
#4AtomicMenacePosted 12/31/2013 6:14:29 PM
Personally I prefer plasma, as long as there isn't a ton of windows/reflections that may be distracting from the experience. The input lag on my model is also one of the lowest and I can definitely tell a difference between the experience on my livingroom Panasonic 50" 600hz vs my 42" Samsung LED 120hz in the bedroom, especially on more fast-paced online games such as Call of Duty or any other first-person shooter for that matter.
#5AtomicMenacePosted 12/31/2013 6:15:53 PM
Regardless if you go with LED you cannot go wrong with Samsung. Likewise, I would go with no other than Panasonic for plasma.
#6Dcrenshaw04Posted 12/31/2013 6:17:44 PM
I prefer my 55inch Samsung LED( 240hz) over my LCD or the plasma. Just my opinion though
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#7skermacPosted 12/31/2013 6:20:35 PM
What about AMOLED?
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#8LostOdyssey17Posted 12/31/2013 6:35:04 PM
Plasma. Realer colors, does not shine like the sun in a dark room, better black levels, absolutely no "motion blur/soap opera". Instant response time from the TV. Panasonics are very high quality and very budgetable as well. Look at bestbuy reviews for the ST60.
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#9vashtrichamPosted 12/31/2013 6:40:00 PM(edited)
AtomicMenace posted...
Personally I prefer plasma, as long as there isn't a ton of windows/reflections that may be distracting from the experience. The input lag on my model is also one of the lowest and I can definitely tell a difference between the experience on my livingroom Panasonic 50" 600hz vs my 42" Samsung LED 120hz in the bedroom, especially on more fast-paced online games such as Call of Duty or any other first-person shooter for that matter.


My led has the lowest input lag of any large tv made in 2013 and it puts plasmas from the same year to shame when dealing with input lag. I prefer led for gaming, no IR, less banding, led are just the more gamer friendly tv.
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#10AtomicMenacePosted 12/31/2013 6:49:12 PM
To each their own. Precisely why I own both.