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Old September 26, 2011, 08:55 AM
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Cheap LCDs are bad for input lag then? Input lag is a big concern for me. My PS3 is currently hooked up to a 42" Toshiba LCD and I find it has terrible input lag.

Also, if I want a TV around ~40 inches in size, does it really matter if it isnt 1080p? (will I regret buying something that is only 720p)

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Old September 26, 2011, 11:01 AM
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Cheap LCDs are bad for input lag then? Input lag is a big concern for me. My PS3 is currently hooked up to a 42" Toshiba LCD and I find it has terrible input lag.

Also, if I want a TV around ~40 inches in size, does it really matter if it isnt 1080p? (will I regret buying something that is only 720p)
I think it can be the other way around. Use the above link for crazy details on loads of sets, but it seems that the way TVs are re-drawing at 120 or 240hz despite the 50/60hz signal is by guessing. Guessing uses the onboard chip and is part of input lag. Overall the 60hz TVs that are disappearing tend to be fast for gaming response last I looked (year ago).

As for 720p, that is just too low. Until the HDTV craze, 1920x1080 was not considered an amazing resolution for 20" monitors, nevermind 40". I wish I had higher if anything.
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Old September 26, 2011, 11:08 AM
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thanks,

I'll browse around those forums
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Old September 26, 2011, 01:53 PM
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if you could expand your budget a little you get this.

NCIX.com - Buy BenQ W1100 DLP Projector 1920X1080P 2000 Lumens 4500:1 2XHDMI VGA Speaker USB - BenQ - W1100 - in Canada

then the size is only limited by wall distance. :) pretty sweet price for a 1080p projector.
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Old September 27, 2011, 08:01 AM
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as much as i would love that, i don't have that kind of money nor my own place to build a man cave.

I guess the TV I'm looking for is something relatively future-proof so I can take it with me when I move into my own place... LED is probably the way to go then.
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Old September 27, 2011, 08:03 AM
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depends.

1. Can you control the light in the room (glare) then get a panny plasma.
2. If you have lots of glare then get an LCD.
3. Get the biggest one you can afford.
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Old September 27, 2011, 10:34 AM
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suggestions for an LCD brand?
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stick the the larger more well known brands (Samsung, LG, Sony, Etc) stay away from the inhouse brands (Cicero, Insignia, Etc). also if there any companies in the area that specilize in home theatre go there to get a feel for the one you like the best then buy it from the cheapest company.
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I have been using a 32" 1080p Sharp Aquos as my main monitor for the last 4 years at least. I LOVE it. I paid $1300 for it, now you can get them closer to $300....oh well. I'd take a look at an LG 46-50" if I were you. 60hz/120hz doesnt really matter too much.
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I have been using a 32" 1080p Sharp Aquos as my main monitor for the last 4 years at least. I LOVE it. I paid $1300 for it, now you can get them closer to $300....oh well. I'd take a look at an LG 46-50" if I were you. 60hz/120hz doesnt really matter too much.
For the size thing, it depends on placement and taste. I could have gone larger then 40" but it is for desk use and that was plenty. I also love my Sharp, and own an LG as an actual TV. Both are fine, but the Sharp is a better monitor.
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