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Looking for a good TV for gaming...

#1indicaPosted 6/6/2014 2:03:39 AM
This looked like a pretty good deal: http://www.amazon.com/VIZIO-E550i-B2-55-Inch-1080p-Smart/dp/B00GKKI4JI/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

I was thinking of getting the 50 inch one
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#2Lemur_HPosted 6/6/2014 3:00:59 AM
You want a good TV for gaming, do yourself and your wallet a favor and ignore any "Smart TV". It's for gaming, you don't need that s***. Chances are your gaming device lets you do all of that anyways.
#3Termin8rPosted 6/6/2014 3:16:31 AM
I'd go for a PC monitor if I ever wanted a display for gaming since those tend to be designed to have the least amount of input lag as possible, at least compared to TVs where it's not as important. I play lots of rhythm games so lag is an extremely high priority for me. I don't know about you though.
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#4ElDudorinoPosted 6/6/2014 3:20:51 AM
There aren't "gaming TVs" and "non-gaming TVs." There is only one thing in a TV that you need to know before buying if you're serious about gaming on it, and that is the input lag of that TV. Note that input lag is NOT the same thing as response time, refresh rate, or any other advertised spec. In fact, it's rare to find a TV that will advertise its response time. You have to look it up yourself, and for off-brand TVs you may have a really tough time finding that number.

If your TV's input lag is high, even when in "game mode," then when you press a button you won't see the results happen until a delay has passed. This will get you killed in reflex-oriented games.
#5AnatomyHorrorPosted 6/6/2014 3:24:51 AM
I would choose based on some of these lists:

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/input-lag
http://www.displaylag.com/display-database/

If you can't find the tv model on either of those sites, look up the model number followed by input lag on google.
#6thegreatsquarePosted 6/6/2014 4:21:06 AM
Father's Day sales are great for TVs.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/rca-55-class-54-5-8-diag--led-1080p-120hz-hdtv/1799212.p?id=1219065629534

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-55-class-54-5-8-diag--led-1080p-120hz-hdtv/8949586.p?id=1218956308016

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-55-class-54-5-8-diag--led-1080p-120hz-smart-hdtv/3800063.p?id=1219093904157

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-55-class-54-5-8-diag--led-1080p-120hz-3d-hdtv/8254106.p?id=1218866964507
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#7spanishbobPosted 6/6/2014 6:58:33 AM
Currently I'm using a 50" Panny GT60. I doubt you'd find one though if you wanted it :( They are as rare as when I owned my Kuro.