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

#11Gaming4dummiesPosted 12/31/2013 9:00:42 PM
Plasma.
Many lcds and leds have issues with "ghosting"
I would do a ton of research before you just walk into a big box store and just buy an led/lcd.

Plasmas are fantastic. Only caveat would be if there are Windows in the room where you plan on playing...the glare can be quite bad.
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#12dementedlullabyPosted 12/31/2013 9:30:03 PM
It's not that a plasma looks bad. I know myself though. It will get burn in and look like crap.

My brother has a plasma. It's a fine TV. Heavy though. I can move my TV myself. I don't but I could. Anyway

I have a LED 55" 120hz LG with 3D and 3D conversion which is neat to fool around with. I think Samsung does 3D conversion now but when I got it only LG did it. I can't complain about my TV though, the colour is very nice and it has a lot of fun features. I haven't noticed any odd picture issues.

I won't be upgrading until OLED TV's are more affordable (9k, ouch. Should be a good 4 years at least) and the tech comes along to support higher resolutions. Also the curved thing is weird. Cool, but weird. I'd have to see it in person to decide if I like it or not. And again...burn in. In the meantime if I want a higher resolution I'll find an affordable monitor. Which is probably on my list after PS4.
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#13a123454321Posted 1/1/2014 4:03:56 AM
LED and LCD are the same thing, its just the way they're backlit that is the difference
#14DojoMaxPosted 1/1/2014 5:28:15 AM
a123454321 posted...
LED and LCD are the same thing, its just the way they're backlit that is the difference

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#15ascendedcobraPosted 1/1/2014 5:36:19 AM
I went with a Samsung 240hz led . Plasma is great but do you really want to worry about burn in? I play sometimes late at night and fell asleep many times for hours. You can't do that with plasma.
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#16Killah PriestPosted 1/1/2014 8:25:27 AM(edited)
even with image retention issues most plasmas are by far the best unless you're talking really top tier LED/LCD which would be about even.
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#17lVlAtlZiXPosted 1/1/2014 8:31:03 AM
I just got a new TV myself and went with a 50" Panasonic. I used this article as a basis, that and most other articles on the same subject had this tv on the list.

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/panasonic-tc-p50s60/4505-6482_7-35558333.html

and to those worried about burn in

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20092238-1/is-plasma-hdtv-burn-in-a-problem/
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#18VirobotPosted 1/1/2014 9:07:16 AM(edited)
Once you go LED, you'll wonder why you considered plasma/LCD.

My 55" is a champ. My 40" plasma is relocated to the basement for my man cave.
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#19lVlAtlZiXPosted 1/1/2014 9:17:45 AM
One thing about plasma though is they are made for dark rooms, if you have windows or like lights on when you watch tv, go LED or go for the plasma models with an anti-glare filter.
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#20vashtrichamPosted 1/1/2014 9:38:51 AM
lVlAtlZiX posted...
I just got a new TV myself and went with a 50" Panasonic. I used this article as a basis, that and most other articles on the same subject had this tv on the list.

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/panasonic-tc-p50s60/4505-6482_7-35558333.html

and to those worried about burn in

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20092238-1/is-plasma-hdtv-burn-in-a-problem/


IR is still very much a problem especially for panny plasmas and burn in can still happen if you are not carefull. Ive seen plenty of display models get burn in and even my own parents has a ticker slightyly burnt in.
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