#1 Posted by lilfox335 (217 posts) -

I need to upgrade my TV due to my recent purchase of a PS4 and I was wondering if anyone could help me out on deciding which is best. I don't want to spend more than $400 and i'm looking for a 40" or 42", I don't need it to be a smart TV because I will not use the features. I'm mainly going to use the TV for gaming but I will will watch netflix and some television on it. Thank you for all the help that you can give me!

#2 Posted by MonsieurX (31695 posts) -

With that budget,just grab any 1080p TV.

#3 Edited by Star0 (451 posts) -

Sony Bravia W65. Reviewed as the best gaming TV.

EDIT: That would cost you around $510 USD for a 32" model and around $1110 USD for a 42" model...

#4 Posted by blueinheaven (995 posts) -

You know what your budget is, google stuff like best HDTV 400 dollars and loads will come up. Go check out the reviews, as many as you can, and you'll get a feel for what's out there.Good luck.

#5 Posted by FinalFighters (1926 posts) -

if you want a 1080p 40" hdtv you're going have t spend more then $400.

#6 Posted by MonsieurX (31695 posts) -

@FinalFighters said:

if you want a 1080p 40" hdtv you're going have t spend more then $400.

Not really

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889623018

#7 Posted by Star0 (451 posts) -

@MonsieurX: I think he meant one that's reliable.

#8 Posted by MonsieurX (31695 posts) -

@Star0 said:

@MonsieurX: I think he meant one that's reliable.

Chanhong's a renowned and reputable brand in China and it's currently at 4 stars with over 300 reviews on Newegg.

#9 Posted by Star0 (451 posts) -

@MonsieurX: You get what you pay for with a budget brand. A few quick searches and people are complaining about very poor build quality and screen tearing.

#10 Posted by Notorious1234NA (1415 posts) -

@Star0 said:

@MonsieurX: I think he meant one that's reliable.

uh no not really.

LCD TVs and Plasma TVs better than LED for gaming. He can easily buy a 40ish in older model for $400. Just b/c its more money or renamed (LCD vs LED) doesn't mean it's superior. My old infamous DIR 615 router still running and kicking strong while hooked up to my Ipad, 2 iphones, 2 laptops, and ps3 all running at same time. Just like how you don't need a $2000 TV to produce a decent display, you don't need a $2000 PC or $200 router to do gaming. Past a certain point, the benefits ARE marginal.

#11 Posted by SolidTy (45939 posts) -

Shoot for Plasma, if not at least shoot for LED/LCD with 120hz-240hz (not 60hz) and 1080p (not 720p).

#12 Posted by Star0 (451 posts) -

@notorious1234na: Why are you telling me things I already know? *confused*

#13 Edited by Star0 (451 posts) -

@notorious1234na said:

uh no not really.

LCD TVs and Plasma TVs better than LED for gaming. He can easily buy a 40ish in older model for $400. Just b/c its more money or renamed (LCD vs LED) doesn't mean it's superior. My old infamous DIR 615 router still running and kicking strong while hooked up to my Ipad, 2 iphones, 2 laptops, and ps3 all running at same time. Just like how you don't need a $2000 TV to produce a decent display, you don't need a $2000 PC or $200 router to do gaming. Past a certain point, the benefits ARE marginal.

You're talking about the refresh rate, but note that plasmas cost a fortune and eat up a lot of energy which is why they're becoming obsolete and for every other point LEDs win hands down. The TV I suggested holds a unique position in that it doesn't suffer from these drawbacks. It has a refresh rate of 200Hz. That's why it was voted the best TV for gaming. Check the reviews. LED backlighting is better than cathode lamp driven backlighting so backlit LCD TVs are better. LED backlighting allows for localised dimming which gives deeper blacks/better contrast and a superior overall picture quality. It's also a more energy efficient method. The OP asked for the best and I obliged. There are probably better LED TVs out now, but they would cost even more. In short, I did the best I could =P

#14 Edited by juboner (544 posts) -

@Star0: Localised dimming also produces input lag. I dont think a plasma would drastically change someones electric bill compared to a similar sized lcd. I'm sure that lcd tv looks good but not plasma good.

Plasma will give you the best picture for the money without any of the drawbacks of lcd whichever way it is backlit. I have been using a Samsung 50 in. A650 since the beginning of 2009 and it would be hard for me to accept lcd level picture and lag. There is image retention but no burn in.

#15 Edited by littlestreakier (2949 posts) -

Plasma

Also, if money is a huge concern Craig's List, you'll get more for your money, especially since the average lifespan for a plasma 10 years

#16 Posted by LexLas (4611 posts) -

I got me a Sony Bravia, no wifi, or anything else, not a smart tv. The resolution is amazing. It does not have 3D, and it did run me about 500 though. If you want something nice, the Bravia is the one to go with. But i believe Sony will be releasing some models that work best with the PS4 soon, but they might run a little high in price.

#17 Posted by Prince_Denspion (2644 posts) -

i got a 40" samsung LED 1080p 120hz 3D tv for $399 at best buy and the image quality is amazing.

#18 Posted by JEP_100 (27 posts) -

Hey,

my experiences with televisions has taught me to always choose a television that matches the system. In my oppinion, the best television is Sony, the second is Samsung and the third is LG. The best prices always fall from these brands, especially the 42, and 40 inch. As for stores, I always found that Sears has reasonable offers, if anything

#19 Edited by yixingtpot (1420 posts) -

definitely don't just BUY ANY HD 1080p TV, first of all you must make sure it has very low double digit milliseconds of lag, my first Sharp had 18ms or 14ms I can't remember but my newer Sharp while having a 'gaming setting' has noticeable lag even if I use the gaming setting, and if I use my own custom video setting it's a f'ing joke with almost a half second or more of lag, it's horrible. That's the most important factor for serious gaming accuracy. Start with HDTVs that have low lag and then cull them down from there.

when you switch to 'gaming mode' it typically turns off any extra video enhancing features(dynamic contrast etc) that require extra processing power, so gaming modes invariably give you crappier graphics but quicker response times for gaming. My current Sharp 42 inch is decent in gaming mode so I don't complain much.

#20 Posted by sukraj (23979 posts) -

Try any Samsung or Sony Bravia's LED tv's