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LCD TV FOR PS3???????? SO CONFUSED

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
With all the tv deals being posted at the moment ive clogged my brain with thoughts of what i need. Can some one explain what i would need for a brilliant picture for use with a PS3. I know 1080p is the best but you can get some with really bad motion blur and i have no idea what to get.

I dont neccessarily want loads of examples of TVs to buy, more just info on what is good characteristics to have!

Thanks!
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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highish contrast ratio, hdmi, good response time (ms), 720p 1080i

these are the basic things you want
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1080p is certainly a start. Some LCD's do suffer quite badly with motion blur, the best bet would be to look at models that have 100Hz as this drastically reduces the amount of blur that you will get whilst gaming. If your going to go to stores to look and test different models (I suggest this highly as everyone's experiences/tastes differ drastically), it's best you get them to hook up any screens you choose to look at with a PS3 to get a true feel of what to expect. You'll want to get a screen that has good blacks, not all do but they are better than they used to be. You will also notice that a number of sets have gaming modes which 'should' help when using the set for gaming.

The obvious choice will be Sony LCD's and depending on your budget they do have a choice of screens but there are still only a handful of 100Hz sets available. I'd personally suggest having a look over at avforums.com to get 1st hand experience from heaps of gamers and to find out their experiences.

Good luck with whatever you get.
#3
WOW! Some great advice there!

Have some rep!

And HAPPY NEW YEAR!
#4
ThePasty
WOW! Some great advice there!

Have some rep!

And HAPPY NEW YEAR!


HAPPY NEW YEAR to you also and thanks for the rep :-D

Depending on the size of screen your going for, the best manufacturers are Sony, Samsung, Panasonic and Toshiba. There is a heck of a lot of choice out there so worth the time looking into what to get to make sure it's right as there are also tons of deals out there, one of them with your name stamped all over. :thumbsup:
#7
I have a Sony KDL400V4000 LCD and it's great for the Xbox 360, No motion blur whatsoever playing games, Very minor motion blur watching football in SD but can defo recommend one. It's especially brilliant with HDTV and even though it's not 100Hz it's still very comparable image quality wise with 100Hz tv's.
#8
thehitman
, the best manufacturers are Sony, Samsung, Panasonic and Toshiba.


lol really.

good guide here for cheap tvs OP
http://hardware.teamxbox.com/articles/xbox/2355/Christmas-2008-HDTV-Shopping-Guide-The-Credit-Crunch-Edition/p1/

(best)samsung/lg/sony in that order i would say.

talking big money then it would have to be

(best)pioneer/samsung/sony/panasonic/lg.

i would philips/toshiba way at the botttom of decent screens.
banned#9
best picture = plasma
#10
ramiuk1
lol really.

good guide here for cheap tvs OP
http://hardware.teamxbox.com/articles/xbox/2355/Christmas-2008-HDTV-Shopping-Guide-The-Credit-Crunch-Edition/p1/

(best)samsung/lg/sony in that order i would say.

talking big money then it would have to be

(best)pioneer/samsung/sony/panasonic/lg.

i would philips/toshiba way at the botttom of decent screens.



I wasn't giving any order, just stating which are the better makes to go for. LG are also worth considering, I'd agree with you about Philips but Toshiba do have the odd good screen.

Between Samsung and Sony I would have to say Sony for quality and Samsung for value. Samsung and Sony have the same Samsung panels but you'll find that Sony do a better job of the same panel and have less problems generally with faults as there are quite a number of firmware updates for Samsung LCD's which let's them down a bit, this doesn't affect every set but a number of them.

Like I said before, everyone has different tastes and your recommendations will be different to the next person that may decide to reply to this post. Another site worth looking at for reviews by the way is: http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/

I'd say watch out when you go over to US site's as the spec's for their sets do vary and will not necessarily be the same as the UK/European equivalent!

Oh, Pioneer make the best Plasma's but they need to do a bit of work on LCD's, especially the amount their charging!
#11
thehitman
I wasn't giving any order, just stating which are the better makes to go for. LG are also worth considering, I'd agree with you about Philips but Toshiba do have the odd good screen.

Between Samsung and Sony I would have to say Sony for quality and Samsung for value. Samsung and Sony have the same Samsung panels but you'll find that Sony do a better job of the same panel and have less problems generally with faults as there are quite a number of firmware updates for Samsung LCD's which let's them down a bit, this doesn't affect every set but a number of them.

Like I said before, everyone has different tastes and your recommendations will be different to the next person that may decide to reply to this post. Another site worth looking at for reviews by the way is: http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/

I'd say watch out when you go over to US site's as the spec's for their sets do vary and will not necessarily be the same as the UK/European equivalent!

Oh, Pioneer make the best Plasma's but they need to do a bit of work on LCD's, especially the amount their charging!


yes fully agree 100% with your last comment.
personally i think sony have alot of issues with alot of there cheaper screens,had issues with them in past,so wouldnt buy sony again,had nothing but good things with LG though and nowi stick with them,but there very cheap sets are exactly that,i have acouple of lcd's at moment,1 being the 5010 372 and its amazing picture,no motion blur on anything and highly customizable settings.
i also have the new 422 one at currys thats £550 and its an amazing set also and it only cost me small money,no sony can match the LG for quality per pound spent,knock the cost to over £1000 and that is where the decent bravia 2 engines come into play.
#12
Sony

40v3000 will be easy to pricematch at John Lewis (£599) against places like Sound & Vision (£579).

I own the 40v3000 a PS3, 360, HD media tank and Upscaling DVD player and notice no motion blur. The 4000 is even newer so I expect even better. It even won in a recent gadget show face-off against much more expensive TV's.
#13
ramiuk1
yes fully agree 100% with your last comment.
personally i think sony have alot of issues with alot of there cheaper screens,had issues with them in past,so wouldnt buy sony again,had nothing but good things with LG though and nowi stick with them,but there very cheap sets are exactly that,i have acouple of lcd's at moment,1 being the 5010 372 and its amazing picture,no motion blur on anything and highly customizable settings.
i also have the new 422 one at currys thats £550 and its an amazing set also and it only cost me small money,no sony can match the LG for quality per pound spent,knock the cost to over £1000 and that is where the decent bravia 2 engines come into play.


Your certainly right about the money side of things. Sony make good sets but it costs unfortunately. A lot of other makes are able to undercut them and make very good sets, LG and Samsung being the two that spring to mind. LG don't seem to have the same problems of reliability as Samsung which makes them a great choice.

I currently only have the one LCD, a Sony 32W4000 which I only bought as the price was excellent. I'm looking to get a 40+ LCD but am biding my time as prices keep tumbling and I may wait and see what's in store after CES has been and gone. Having had a great but buzzy 40X3000, I would look at Sony for my larger screen but my net is cast wide open and I'm hoping that Pioneer will deliver the goods on a decent LCD that will match the quality of the Plasma's! I'm sure there'll be quite a lot of competition in 2009 and will be looking forward to seeing if a few other manufacturers will be making use of Freesat in their sets once Panasonics exclusivity is up!
#14
Ms response time is responsible for blur/ ghosting 100hz will not necessarily fix it.

100hz is in response to judder/24fps panning etc it can sorta decrease blur but can also add more after converting from source image refresh rate to new one and time taken worsens blur or motion artifacts

Lower ms better option and special gaming mode as mentioned above better option.
#15
dontasciime
Ms response time is responsible for blur/ ghosting 100hz will not necessarily fix it.

100hz is in response to judder/24fps panning etc it can sorta decrease blur but can also add more after converting from source image refresh rate to new one and time taken worsens blur or motion artifacts

Lower ms better option and special gaming mode as mentioned above better option.


I partially agree but also disagree with your comment.

Motion blur in part is due to ms response time. 100Hz increases the refresh rate so that motion appears smoother which is great for gaming and sports where you have fast images moving across the screen.

Some gaming mode's aren't what they should be but in general they do work quite well but I think you would notice quite a difference by using a set with 100Hz although getting your LCD set up correctly is the best medicine! :thumbsup:
#16
thehitman
I partially agree but also disagree with your comment.

Motion blur in part is due to ms response time. 100Hz increases the refresh rate so that motion appears smoother which is great for gaming and sports where you have fast images moving across the screen.

Some gaming mode's aren't what they should be but in general they do work quite well but I think you would notice quite a difference by using a set with 100Hz although getting your LCD set up correctly is the best medicine! :thumbsup:


The Gadget Show (not the best testers, i know) did a thing a few weeks back comparing three LCD TV's and found that the Sony without 100hz did better that the TV's with in the test.

The point about setup is a must. My 40" Sony out of the box was terrible with everything set to vivid with this odd mixture of sickly colours and a sepia tinge from the cinema mode. Spent ten minutes over at AVforums and got a list of settings changes that have made the picture crisp and clear.
#17
Ungreat
The Gadget Show (not the best testers, i know) did a thing a few weeks back comparing three LCD TV's and found that the Sony without 100hz did better that the TV's with in the test.

The point about setup is a must. My 40" Sony out of the box was terrible with everything set to vivid with this odd mixture of sickly colours and a sepia tinge from the cinema mode. Spent ten minutes over at AVforums and got a list of settings changes that have made the picture crisp and clear.


Very true about setup. Out of the box, most sets are set up to be put on an in-store display and look terrible in your front room. It certainly pays to either check somewhere like avforums for settings or to try and tinker and adjust the settings yourself but the former is a better bet.

Which TV's did they have up against the Sony? I would say that the Sony 100Hz sets are very good and work well whereas some of the other's have mixed results unfortunately. I get the impression that some manufacturers want to be first to market and don't give much of a thought to the quality checking instead of first to an innovation!

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