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#101 Posted by darkSIDEechoes (3375 posts) -

I don't know much about TV's so hopefully someone out there does.I'm getting a TV for the holiday coming up...I need to get it from Dell.com...

I found this Vizio 32" and this Philips 32".
The Philips is 1080p which I know enough to know that it's better than the Vizio 720p. But again...I don't know much. 

I'd appreciate some help on what's good on the Dell site.  

There is a price limit...anything under $700 is do-able.  

Main use for my TV is my 360 and possibly hooking up my PC to it. It's going to be my personal TV in my bedroom. I will watch movies but no blu-ray player yet. 

I just don't know where to look for TV advice...kind of overwhelming.
#102 Posted by darkSIDEechoes (3375 posts) -
Oops. Vizio is 1080p.
#103 Posted by darkSIDEechoes (3375 posts) -
Bump. Board moves slow.
#104 Posted by wwedx (2014 posts) -
this is really useful ill be back on this board soon :)
#105 Posted by acnownzu02 (6 posts) -

Bestcovery - Best Plasma & LCD TV is another good resource. They have Best LCD TV Overall, Best Picture Quality for the Money, etc -- seems to answer a lot of the questions frequently posted in this forum.

#106 Posted by Solid_Link22 (5688 posts) -

what's the difference between the Samsung 40" 1080p LCD and the Sony Bravia 46"1080p LCD other than contrast ratio and the size? What is better to view blu-ray movies on in 1080p?

#107 Posted by Couth_ (10303 posts) -

what's the difference between the Samsung 40" 1080p LCD and the Sony Bravia 46"1080p LCD other than contrast ratio and the size? What is better to view blu-ray movies on in 1080p?

Solid_Link22
The difference is the refresh rate. The Bravia is 120Hz (twice as much as the Samsung) which means the colors change twice as fast, to make for a sharper, more clean image. 120Hz is one of the newer features on TVs, and it'd better to watch Blu Rays in
#108 Posted by Solid_Link22 (5688 posts) -

[QUOTE="Solid_Link22"]

what's the difference between the Samsung 40" 1080p LCD and the Sony Bravia 46"1080p LCD other than contrast ratio and the size? What is better to view blu-ray movies on in 1080p?

Couth_

The difference is the refresh rate. The Bravia is 120Hz (twice as much as the Samsung) which means the colors change twice as fast, to make for a sharper, more clean image. 120Hz is one of the newer features on TVs, and it'd better to watch Blu Rays in

oh sweet. I was curious becaue I wanted to upgrade from my Samsung 32"720p TV. I was saving the money to buy a bulldog puppy but those puppies cost more than the hospital bill when I was born.Another thing there is a Sony TV that is 32" 1080p with the refresh rate of 120hz but I heard from people that 1080p is not worth it with anything under 40". Is that valid?

#109 Posted by TheSystemLord1 (7786 posts) -

[QUOTE="Couth_"][QUOTE="Solid_Link22"]

what's the difference between the Samsung 40" 1080p LCD and the Sony Bravia 46"1080p LCD other than contrast ratio and the size? What is better to view blu-ray movies on in 1080p?

Solid_Link22

The difference is the refresh rate. The Bravia is 120Hz (twice as much as the Samsung) which means the colors change twice as fast, to make for a sharper, more clean image. 120Hz is one of the newer features on TVs, and it'd better to watch Blu Rays in

oh sweet. I was curious becaue I wanted to upgrade from my Samsung 32"720p TV. I was saving the money to buy a bulldog puppy but those puppies cost more than the hospital bill when I was born.Another thing there is a Sony TV that is 32" 1080p with the refresh rate of 120hz but I heard from people that 1080p is not worth it with anything under 40". Is that valid?

Technically you can't see the difference in 1080p until you get into the 52" range.
#110 Posted by Solid_Link22 (5688 posts) -

[QUOTE="Solid_Link22"]

[QUOTE="Couth_"]The difference is the refresh rate. The Bravia is 120Hz (twice as much as the Samsung) which means the colors change twice as fast, to make for a sharper, more clean image. 120Hz is one of the newer features on TVs, and it'd better to watch Blu Rays inTheSystemLord1

oh sweet. I was curious becaue I wanted to upgrade from my Samsung 32"720p TV. I was saving the money to buy a bulldog puppy but those puppies cost more than the hospital bill when I was born.Another thing there is a Sony TV that is 32" 1080p with the refresh rate of 120hz but I heard from people that 1080p is not worth it with anything under 40". Is that valid?

Technically you can't see the difference in 1080p until you get into the 52" range.

So that means I have to get a 52" tv in order to watch blu ray movies in all their glory. bummer. maybe in black friday i can score a nice deal on one of those tvs

#111 Posted by MonsieurX (31552 posts) -
Anywhere else to buy cables online except monoprice.com?
#112 Posted by nafigators (111 posts) -

Awesome... thnx!

#113 Posted by BeNOwNz (2942 posts) -

noob question here, ima buy a sony hdtv 720 tommo and i am not sure how to hook it up to my 360 and ps3. So for xbox do i just plugh it normally and swithc that button to hd and change it in display to hdtv? and for ps3 i just plug it in and thats it?

thanks

#115 Posted by fawkes06 (144 posts) -

Is this 32in TV good or should I get 1080p? I'll be using it for SD programs and DVD, until I get a ps3/360. Veiwing distance about 4-5ft. Thanks.

Samsung LE32B450C4WXXU 32in HD Ready Digital LCD TV.

  • Wide Colour Enhancer.
  • Universal Anynet+ (HDMI CEC).
  • Entertainment mode.
  • MPEG4 (HD) tuner built-in.
  • DVB-T/DVB-C.


Television Picture Quality:

  • High Definition Ready.
  • Integrated digital Freeview.
  • 32in widescreen TV with 81cm visible screen size.
  • Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.
  • Contrast ratio 50,000:1 Dynamic.
  • DNie image enhancement.
  • Progressive scan.


Connectivity:

  • 3 HDMI sockets.
  • 1 DVI/PC Audio input.
  • 1 SCART socket.
  • PC input socket.
  • Component video socket.
  • Composite.
  • Optical connection.
  • Headphone socket.
  • AV socket rear.


Sound Quality:

  • NICAM sound system.
  • 2 x 10W RMS power output.
  • SRS TruSurround HD digital sound processor.


Freeview Features:

  • Digitally interactive.
  • Digital text.
  • Digital audio broadcasting DAB.
  • Digital video broadcasting DVB subtitles available.
  • Auto setup.
  • Auto scan for new channels.
  • Now and next electronic programme guide.
  • 7 day Electronic Programme Guide.
  • CI Slot.


Additional Features:

  • Teletext.
  • UHF tuner.
  • Auto setup.
  • Auto search tuner.
  • Auto search sorting.
  • Auto search labelling.
  • Sleep timer.
  • Picture and Text.
  • Remote control requires 2 x AAA batteries included.
  • 230V AC mains operated.
  • Size of TV (H)51.9, (W)79.8, (D)7.7cm.
  • Weight of TV 9.1kg unpackaged.
  • Complete with pedestal stand.
  • Size of TV with stand (H)57.9, (W)79.8, (D)24.1cm.
  • Weight of TV with stand 11.4kg.
  • Suitable for wall mounting brackets not included.
  • Standby power consumption < 1 watt.
#116 Posted by Pdiddy105 (4575 posts) -

i just got a 42 inch 1080p plasma. Am i supposed supposed to calibrate it in order to get the best quality possible when playing video games? if so, how do i do it?

#117 Posted by 2-10-08 (2775 posts) -

i just got a 42 inch 1080p plasma. Am i supposed supposed to calibrate it in order to get the best quality possible when playing video games? if so, how do i do it?

Pdiddy105
Press the menu button on your remote and look around for a "game", or "entertainment" setting, it might even auto detect that it's a game system.
#118 Posted by shawty1984 (938 posts) -

[QUOTE="Solid_Link22"]

[QUOTE="Couth_"]The difference is the refresh rate. The Bravia is 120Hz (twice as much as the Samsung) which means the colors change twice as fast, to make for a sharper, more clean image. 120Hz is one of the newer features on TVs, and it'd better to watch Blu Rays inTheSystemLord1

oh sweet. I was curious becaue I wanted to upgrade from my Samsung 32"720p TV. I was saving the money to buy a bulldog puppy but those puppies cost more than the hospital bill when I was born.Another thing there is a Sony TV that is 32" 1080p with the refresh rate of 120hz but I heard from people that 1080p is not worth it with anything under 40". Is that valid?

Technically you can't see the difference in 1080p until you get into the 52" range.



Technically, no, let me rephrase that. 100%, you dont have a clue what you are talking about.

1080p is 1080p which is 1920 x 1080 and will always be 1920 x 1080. This doesnt change due to screen size. 1080p at 22" will look the same as 1080p at 52" if both are viewed at the correct distance. Its the same resolution, screen size itself has nothing to do with it. Its the viewing distance in relation to screen size.

#119 Posted by panohiro (21 posts) -
realy helpfull thx!
#120 Posted by blackburn2478 (4 posts) -
[QUOTE="Solid_Link22"]

what's the difference between the Samsung 40" 1080p LCD and the Sony Bravia 46"1080p LCD other than contrast ratio and the size? What is better to view blu-ray movies on in 1080p?

Couth_
The difference is the refresh rate. The Bravia is 120Hz (twice as much as the Samsung) which means the colors change twice as fast, to make for a sharper, more clean image. 120Hz is one of the newer features on TVs, and it'd better to watch Blu Rays in

thank you, does it mean that bravia is better than samsung? I want to buy a new LCD to enhance my gaming and make it more realistic. any recommendation? should I buy the bravia or the samsung?
#121 Posted by donmacp (1 posts) -
[QUOTE="Couth_"][QUOTE="Solid_Link22"]

what's the difference between the Samsung 40" 1080p LCD and the Sony Bravia 46"1080p LCD other than contrast ratio and the size? What is better to view blu-ray movies on in 1080p?

blackburn2478
The difference is the refresh rate. The Bravia is 120Hz (twice as much as the Samsung) which means the colors change twice as fast, to make for a sharper, more clean image. 120Hz is one of the newer features on TVs, and it'd better to watch Blu Rays in

thank you, does it mean that bravia is better than samsung? I want to buy a new LCD to enhance my gaming and make it more realistic. any recommendation? should I buy the bravia or the samsung?

Blackburn, we are on the same situation right now. I am confused about which among the two brands should I choose. I am also considering the 52" Samsung right now especially that Alereon already announced a wireless USB extender. Hope someone can give us a straight answer which product and model they are going to recommend.
#122 Posted by ruffluffs (1025 posts) -

can this tv display 1080? sharp lc-19dv22u

#123 Posted by monson21502 (8107 posts) -
[QUOTE="BeNOwNz"]

noob question here, ima buy a sony hdtv 720 tommo and i am not sure how to hook it up to my 360 and ps3. So for xbox do i just plugh it normally and swithc that button to hd and change it in display to hdtv? and for ps3 i just plug it in and thats it?

thanks

just get a hdmi cable then let yhe system auto detecting vidoe settings. on 360 you might have to switch it to 720 p in the system settings since you had it on a sdtv before you bought your new tv.
#124 Posted by monson21502 (8107 posts) -

can this tv display 1080? sharp lc-19dv22u

ruffluffs
do you have a ps3? if so just hook it up to that with a hdmi wire and select auto detect video settings. and the screen will say what ever your max res is. it will come up either 1080 i or 1080 p and if it dont then its only 720 p. if you miss it when it shows you after you first turn on the power just put a movie into the system and hit display on your tv and it will show you again.
#125 Posted by ruffluffs (1025 posts) -

When I play games on my hdtv I notice certain things are very blocky or fuzzy like loading screens and cut scenes. no problem with actaul gameplay graphics though.

example when bioshock 2 starts up the 2K animation looks blocky as does the final cutscene

also I dont experience this on a regular tv

#126 Posted by ruffluffs (1025 posts) -

When I play games on my hdtv I notice certain things are very blocky or fuzzy like loading screens and cut scenes. no problem with actaul gameplay graphics though.

example when bioshock 2 starts up the 2K animation looks blocky as does the final cutscene

also I dont experience this on a regular tv

#127 Posted by rochel35 (5 posts) -
HEY....post in the correct section, be polite and someone at AVS will nearly always help you out.....
#130 Posted by DryBomber5 (198 posts) -

Can someone please help me? I am looking for an HDTV (for gaming) & I found two. Which one is the best?

1) http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+32%22+Class+/+720p+/+60Hz+/+LCD+HDTV/9773985.p?id=1218170915188&skuId=9773985

2) http://www.bestbuy.com/site/LG+-+32%22+Class+/+1080p+/+LCD+HDTV/1199202.p?id=1218231414571&skuId=1199202

#131 Posted by nindoten (23 posts) -
hi i have annyoing sound if i play mkv file that have Vorbis Audio (broken sound) p.s: my device (wd tv live hd) version (1.04.17_V)
#136 Posted by manmathan123 (5 posts) -
You can even use it to receive and record cable HDTV programs using only basic cable and NO CABLE BOX. And you can use your monitor or any size HDTV to display your programs, in 5.1 surround sound if you want.
#137 Posted by blazemartin22 (2 posts) -
http://www.newhdtvtechnology.com
#138 Posted by blazemartin22 (2 posts) -
Allow me to add one more: How HDTV WorksMysticGenie
---------- new HDTV technology
#139 Posted by ydnarrewop (2137 posts) -
What do you think of this tv guys? http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/lg-electronics-lg-50-1080p-plasma-hdtv-50pv450-50pv450/10166925.aspx?path=966e47f8b61621bc35eb2f353ed492d7en02
#140 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6701 posts) -
[QUOTE="ydnarrewop"]What do you think of this tv guys? http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/lg-electronics-lg-50-1080p-plasma-hdtv-50pv450-50pv450/10166925.aspx?path=966e47f8b61621bc35eb2f353ed492d7en02

Might be better off getting a Panasonic ST30 for $999 :)
#141 Posted by DarthJohnova (4599 posts) -

I'm looking to get a new HDtv, particularly a 32" for my PS3 gaming. Should I be looking at 100hz or 200hz? Also, is there anything else I should be looking for, feature-wise?

#143 Posted by H4wt_Pocket (163 posts) -

I'm looking to get a new HDtv, particularly a 32" for my PS3 gaming. Should I be looking at 100hz or 200hz? Also, is there anything else I should be looking for, feature-wise?

DarthJohnova
Sorry for the late response, but maybe this will still be helpful to you. I just went through the "need a new TV and I'm lost" phase. Did A LOT of reading and research and finally made a purchase a few months back. I got a 32" Panasonic LCD and I honestly could not be happier. I highly recommend Panasonic TVs especially for gaming. Most popular brands use VA type panels which look great, but they generally don't handle input lag very well. As a gamer, input lag is a pretty big concern (lag where there is a delay from when you hit a button on a controller to when it responds on the screen). Panasonics use IPS panels in their sets which usually have much lower input lag numbers. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.
#144 Posted by Chris_53 (5134 posts) -
[QUOTE="DarthJohnova"]

I'm looking to get a new HDtv, particularly a 32" for my PS3 gaming. Should I be looking at 100hz or 200hz? Also, is there anything else I should be looking for, feature-wise?

H4wt_Pocket
Sorry for the late response, but maybe this will still be helpful to you. I just went through the "need a new TV and I'm lost" phase. Did A LOT of reading and research and finally made a purchase a few months back. I got a 32" Panasonic LCD and I honestly could not be happier. I highly recommend Panasonic TVs especially for gaming. Most popular brands use VA type panels which look great, but they generally don't handle input lag very well. As a gamer, input lag is a pretty big concern (lag where there is a delay from when you hit a button on a controller to when it responds on the screen). Panasonics use IPS panels in their sets which usually have much lower input lag numbers. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

I have literally just posted a thread about wanting a new TV and coming across a panasonic model. This post has somewhat helped :)
#146 Posted by bobloss (1 posts) -
If I had a dollar for everytime someone asked about 720p vs 1080i, I would be able to buy my own 1080p television
#148 Posted by tondeezy (221 posts) -

would this be a good tv for gaming and bluray?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+43%22+Class+-+Plasma+-+720p+-+600Hz+-+HDTV/4837604.p?skuId=4837604&id=1218540192528#tabbed-customerreviews

#150 Posted by rickliao (60 posts) -

thanks. very good