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Earlier, I've posted questions on important aspects for me in getting a new HDTV. And it has come down to these four. 

Which one would be perfect for playing PS3 and watching movies from HDD?

 

1. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0074FGNJ6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

32-inch 1080p 60Hz SmartTV

 

2. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BCGRTKU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

32-inch 1080p 120Hz SmartTV

 

3. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BCGRVWQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

40-inch 1080p 60Hz SmartTV

 

4. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0074FGR74/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

I'm still confuzzled with the 60Hz or 120Hz? Help me out!

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Re: New HDTV

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Tshizzle_28 wrote:

Earlier, I've posted questions on important aspects for me in getting a new HDTV. And it has come down to these four. 

Which one would be perfect for playing PS3 and watching movies from HDD?

 

1. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0074FGNJ6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

32-inch 1080p 60Hz SmartTV

 

2. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BCGRTKU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

32-inch 1080p 120Hz SmartTV

 

3. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BCGRVWQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

40-inch 1080p 60Hz SmartTV

 

4. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0074FGR74/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

I'm still confuzzled with the 60Hz or 120Hz? Help me out!


In honesty, I still think you should look at TV's that aren't smart TV's due to the fact Netflix and other services like Hulu are already on PS3 (and in 5.1 surround sound). You really could save yourself a lot of money. 

 

Anyway, the 120hz is mostly to make the screen seem smoother like you are video taping something or watch a soap opera to see what it's like, strange smooth video. My monitor is 240hz... For 3D.

 

http://www.amazon.com/VIZIO-E420d-A0-42-inch-1080p-120Hz/dp/B00A7MFRHC/ref=sr_1_36?s=electronics&ie=...

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http://www.amazon.com/VIZIO-E420d-A0-42-inch-1080p-120Hz/dp/B00A7MFRHC/ref=sr_1_36?s=electronics&ie=...


That was creepy.  I was trying to post a link to this exact TV (as it is the one I bought a couple months ago).  It is now about $6 cheaper than it was when I bought it, though).  Had an error when I hit 'Post' and saw this link when I tried to recover my post.  The TV does have several different Picture Modes, but I would only consider them starting points...  as with any TV, you will need to calibrate the picture for your situation.  Took me a couple of hours total over several days to get the picture just right for both gaming and netflix/blu-ray watching.

 

Here it is in its wall-hung natural habitat (still a work in progress, so you'll have to excuse the excess cordage):

 

IMG_1088.jpg

 

To note:  It does come with a stand, which does not appear in the photo.  The wall mount is this one, which is extremely easy to install, especially if you have an extra set of hands:

 

http://www.amazon.com/VideoSecu-Articulating-Extension-Post-installation-ML531B/dp/B000WYVBR0/ref=sr...

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Re: New HDTV

Aug 3, 2013

Will take a look at that one. should I go 60Hz or 120?


da1writer wrote:

Tshizzle_28 wrote:

Earlier, I've posted questions on important aspects for me in getting a new HDTV. And it has come down to these four. 

Which one would be perfect for playing PS3 and watching movies from HDD?

 

1. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0074FGNJ6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

32-inch 1080p 60Hz SmartTV

 

2. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BCGRTKU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

32-inch 1080p 120Hz SmartTV

 

3. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BCGRVWQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

40-inch 1080p 60Hz SmartTV

 

4. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0074FGR74/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

I'm still confuzzled with the 60Hz or 120Hz? Help me out!


In honesty, I still think you should look at TV's that aren't smart TV's due to the fact Netflix and other services like Hulu are already on PS3 (and in 5.1 surround sound). You really could save yourself a lot of money. 

 

Anyway, the 120hz is mostly to make the screen seem smoother like you are video taping something or watch a soap opera to see what it's like, strange smooth video. My monitor is 240hz... For 3D.

 

http://www.amazon.com/VIZIO-E420d-A0-42-inch-1080p-120Hz/dp/B00A7MFRHC/ref=sr_1_36?s=electronics&ie=...


 

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da1writer wrote:

 

http://www.amazon.com/VIZIO-E420d-A0-42-inch-1080p-120Hz/dp/B00A7MFRHC/ref=sr_1_36?s=electronics&ie=...


That was creepy.  I was trying to post a link to this exact TV (as it is the one I bought a couple months ago).  It is now about $6 cheaper than it was when I bought it, though).  Had an error when I hit 'Post' and saw this link when I tried to recover my post.  The TV does have several different Picture Modes, but I would only consider them starting points...  as with any TV, you will need to calibrate the picture for your situation.  Took me a couple of hours total over several days to get the picture just right for both gaming and netflix/blu-ray watching.

 

Here it is in its wall-hung natural habitat (still a work in progress, so you'll have to excuse the excess cordage):

 

IMG_1088.jpg

 

To note:  It does come with a stand, which does not appear in the photo.  The wall mount is this one, which is extremely easy to install, especially if you have an extra set of hands:

 

http://www.amazon.com/VideoSecu-Articulating-Extension-Post-installation-ML531B/dp/B000WYVBR0/ref=sr...


Manage that mess of cables bro!!!

http://www.quill.com/datacomm-gang-recessed-low-voltage-cable-plate/cbs/318876.html?cm_mmc=SEM_PLA_T...

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30147425/

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I would not get 120hz for gaming unless the TV has a dedicated "Game Mode". The 120hz will cause horrible input lag. What you want is a nice 1080p LED tv for gaming. 120hz also adds the much debated on "Soap Opera effect" where things just seem unnaturally smooth when they move. 

 

I would get 1080p LED 60hz, or 120hz if the tv has a Game Mode (game mode disables all the video filtering fluff usually used for movies so it doesnt effect your gaming)

 

40inch Led Samsung

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-UN32EH5300-32-Inch-1080p-Black/dp/B0074FGNJ6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=13...

 

This is a good example of a nice little gaming tv, there is also a 32inch that is slightly cheaper.

 

Personally I like plasma TVs, but if your on a limited budget getting a low range plasma for gaming is not a good idea, input lag is the worst in class.

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The difference between the 60hz and 120hz is refresh rate. Hz (hertz) is the rate of cycles per second. So, 120hz will refresh twice as fast as a 60hz tv. This will make frames refresh faster and make video smoother.

I only use a 60hz tv and it works just fine for gaming. However, I could see 120hz being a lot more useful for gaming in the near future.

In short, I would go with any of those 60hz tv's you posted. 60hz tvs are cheaper than 120hz so it will save you some money.
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Re: New HDTV

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Tshizzle_28 wrote:

Earlier, I've posted questions on important aspects for me in getting a new HDTV. And it has come down to these four. 

Which one would be perfect for playing PS3 and watching movies from HDD?

 

1. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0074FGNJ6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

32-inch 1080p 60Hz SmartTV

 

2. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BCGRTKU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

32-inch 1080p 120Hz SmartTV

 

3. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BCGRVWQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

40-inch 1080p 60Hz SmartTV

 

4. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0074FGR74/ref=ox_sc_act_title_7?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

 

I'm still confuzzled with the 60Hz or 120Hz? Help me out!


hi op i would check out this site on everthing on these tv they have a geat database on stuff. here is the link. it a great site that lays out ever thing for you. http://reviews.cnet.com/televisions/ and also this might help too tv buying guide. http://reviews.cnet.com/tv-buying-guide/


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All of this is right, but wrong at the same time.

 

120hz will provide you with a much cleaner, smoother image but not so much on a TV due to the way its achieved.

What you see on 90% of HDTVs is not truly 120hz but other methods being used to try and make it 120hz. This is what causes the horrible Soap Opera Effect in movies where things seem too smooth and highly unnatual. 120hz tvs will also cause you to have monstrous input lag since its not true 120hz but just some video rendering shenenagins being made possible by the TV.

 

True 120hz is what a PC is capable of with a high performance graphics card and a true 120hz monitor. What you see in the TV market now is not like these monitors, its just a marketing gimmick to get people to buy their TVs. I mean if you saw 60hz tv and another tv with 120hz written in big bold letters which one would you take if you didnt know any better? 

 

I know it seems odd but what you really want is just a 60hz 1080p tv with as nice as a picture as possible, since if you were to use a 120hz tv with a game console you can get literally seconds of input lag...espcialle in FPS games its the most noticible. A smart tv is a huge waste of money since you have a game console thats not only more capable of doing the smart TV options but is something you already purchased.

 

If you can find a good TV that is within your budget and has the smart tv options then consider that a bonus but not a nesessity. 

 

Don't get me wrong, 120hz even in TVs can have its uses...sports and serious movie watchers can come to mind but for your purpose of console gaming I just don't see how it could benefit you in any way, shape or form. Stick with a 60hz and a nice picture.

 

 

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