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2 years ago#1
Hey,
I currently have a 19 inch LCD TV, and my little brother wanted it so I was looking at new TV's. I play Xbox in my bedroom, which is rather small and I sit about 3-5 feet away from my current TV. I was looking at TV's and I found this TV which seems pretty good.
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5298752.htm#pdpFullProductInformation

I was wondering if this would be appropriate for X360 gaming with it being 1080p LED.
(I will probably upgrade to a Xbox One in about a year)

Do you guys think these are appropriate specs on the TV for playing Xbox? (Full specs on link)
I found my 19 inch LCD a bit hard to read text at times for example, do you think a 22 inch HD TV would be fine for viewing being just a few feet away?
If that TV does not seem that great, is there any you can recommend?
My budget isn't great, I can probably stretch to about 200.
Thanks.
2 years ago#2
Bump.
2 years ago#3
Samsung, LED, Direct Array, 120Hz minimum, 3D if wanted, 1080p minimum.
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2 years ago#4
I'd recommend something between 26-32 inches from the distance you play from the TV.
2 years ago#5
Gurn Blanston posted...
I'd recommend something between 26-32 inches from the distance you play from the TV.


Ok, I am thinking about moving my TV to the another part of my room, meaning I'll be about 7-8 feet from the TV.
Would a 32 inch TV be good for gaming? (Mainly play FPS and FIFA by the way.)
How about this TV?:
http://www.johnlewis.com/store/samsung-ue32f5000-led-hd-1080p-tv-32-inch-with-freeview-hd/p439161?s_afcid=af_108052&awc=1203_1383052776_601bc99d6a460264e4da74536797a7fb
2 years ago#6
Heror123 posted...
Gurn Blanston posted...
I'd recommend something between 26-32 inches from the distance you play from the TV.


Ok, I am thinking about moving my TV to the another part of my room, meaning I'll be about 7-8 feet from the TV.
Would a 32 inch TV be good for gaming? (Mainly play FPS and FIFA by the way.)
How about this TV?:
http://www.johnlewis.com/store/samsung-ue32f5000-led-hd-1080p-tv-32-inch-with-freeview-hd/p439161?s_afcid=af_108052&awc=1203_1383052776_601bc99d6a460264e4da74536797a7fb


7-8 feet away?
I'm 6ft away and my 47" fills my field of vision nicely.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optimum_HDTV_viewing_distance
The Wiki guides from various manufacturers recommend a good 52"+. Honestly, I used to have a 32" and the idea of playing games seriously from my bed with that size just wouldn't fly. Might as well have been playing SD with all the details you miss from that distance. I scooched closer to it even at a 5' sitting distance, especially in multiplayer and driving games.

For a guide on which TV to get, I used this site.
http://www.techradar.com/news/television/hdtv/best-tv-2013-what-tv-should-you-buy-this-year-709255
Gives some suggestions on good TVs and also some jargon busting.
In general if you're going to be primarilly gaming on it, an LED is the way to go. Plasma is best for TV, movies and sports.
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2 years ago#7
3'' difference won't please anyone. That seems small, unless you're gonna use it as a monitor.
2 years ago#8
Get a samsung
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