what is the best type of tv for xbox 360

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#1 Posted by carbon_dioxide (133 posts) -

Is there any specific brands that produce good tv's for gaming? If you know any, could you let me know. I currently have an very old Philips which i want to change due to it beign old and has no HD.

#2 Posted by Avenger1324 (16344 posts) -
I don't think there are some that are specific for gaming, but if you buy a good name brand like Samsung or Sony then it should be great for everything. Look for high contrast ratios, good brightness levels, and plenty of connections on the back for component and HDMI.
#3 Posted by boltzcom (188 posts) -
Agree, any higher end (Panasonic, Sony, Samsung) with 1080p capability is your best bet. However, I do know that Samsung supposedly works best with the 360 because they "gear" their hardware/firmware to optimize 360 playback. I'm not saying anything else will be bad, but I do know that I definitely enjoy playing on my 46" Samsung 650-series over my buddies Panasonic 50" plasma.
#4 Posted by carbon_dioxide (133 posts) -
aigh sweet, ty guys
#5 Posted by thingta42 (5899 posts) -

a 42" Panasonic True 1080p Plasma TV if you have a Elite 360 like me

#6 Posted by Carashnak (119 posts) -

A big one :).

#7 Posted by RipaX21 (1675 posts) -

Stick to LCD, get 1080p if you can, and buy a brand name like the ones that have been mentioned. (Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG, Toshiba are all trustworthy).

#8 Posted by ChrisGamer5757 (476 posts) -

The Sharp Aquos series are the best TV's available right now but the other brands mentioned are good too. As well as being an LCD, the important thing to look for in a tv for gaming is the Response Time, anything with 6ms and under and you're laughin. Anything on top of that is just gravy.

#9 Posted by msuspartan11 (572 posts) -
As long as it's an LCD tv it's fine.
#10 Posted by punisher1001 (54 posts) -

I'd recommend you get a nice LCD TV with VGA Input. I would recommend Samsung. Most new Samsung LCD TVs have a game mode which allow you to play with little input lag. If it's still bothering you just hook your XBOX360 into the VGA port and pipe audio into your speakers or headset.

I'd avoid getting a plasma mainly because of potenetial burn in issues and reduced lifetime.

#11 Posted by Buffmaster1 (161 posts) -

Samsung LCD is the way to go.

#12 Posted by carbon_dioxide (133 posts) -
thank for da help :D
#13 Posted by shaunchgo (4605 posts) -
Any LCD flat planel tv should work just fine.
#14 Posted by venomdeo (615 posts) -

I have been researching TVs for some time now. I have read tons of reveiws from A bunch of different sites. I have come to the conclusion that Samsung LCD TVs are very highly rated.I have A Sony 34 inch VVega CRT tv now,and its about 4 years old now.I now Want A 46 inch TV.Anyway from my extensive reseach I have done the TV that I suggest you get is the Samsung {LN46B750 46"1080p HD LCD 240 Hz TV}.This is the TV that I am now going to buy when I save enough money.So that is the TV that I suggest for anybody looking to get a new TV.

#15 Posted by Darkslayer16 (3611 posts) -

I'd recommend you get a nice LCD TV with VGA Input. I would recommend Samsung. Most new Samsung LCD TVs have a game mode which allow you to play with little input lag. If it's still bothering you just hook your XBOX360 into the VGA port and pipe audio into your speakers or headset.

I'd avoid getting a plasma mainly because of potenetial burn in issues and reduced lifetime.

punisher1001


HDMI is better then VGA..

#16 Posted by Staszy (241 posts) -

Is there any specific brands that produce good tv's for gaming? If you know any, could you let me know. I currently have an very old Philips which i want to change due to it beign old and has no HD.

carbon_dioxide
i rather use a computer monitor
#17 Posted by carbon_dioxide (133 posts) -

I have been researching TVs for some time now. I have read tons of reveiws from A bunch of different sites. I have come to the conclusion that Samsung LCD TVs are very highly rated.I have A Sony 34 inch VVega CRT tv now,and its about 4 years old now.I now Want A 46 inch TV.Anyway from my extensive reseach I have done the TV that I suggest you get is the Samsung {LN46B750 46"1080p HD LCD 240 Hz TV}.This is the TV that I am now going to buy when I save enough money.So that is the TV that I suggest for anybody looking to get a new TV.

venomdeo
kool, ty for the suggestion :D i might go buy it haha
#18 Posted by shawn7324 (8680 posts) -

Samsung Plasma & Sony LCD.

#19 Posted by shawn7324 (8680 posts) -

I'd recommend you get a nice LCD TV with VGA Input. I would recommend Samsung. Most new Samsung LCD TVs have a game mode which allow you to play with little input lag. If it's still bothering you just hook your XBOX360 into the VGA port and pipe audio into your speakers or headset.

I'd avoid getting a plasma mainly because of potenetial burn in issues and reduced lifetime.

punisher1001
Newer model Plasmas no longer have issue with burn ins & have longer lifespan. Still not as long as LCD, but better picture makes up for it.
#20 Posted by starmanspr (126 posts) -

my friend has a vizio tv and it looks AMAZING, so that's another option.

#21 Posted by perry933 (621 posts) -

Look for either a LCD or Plasma with a high refresh rate. Samsung, Sony, etc

I have a 52' Samsung LCD with 120 hrtz refresh and my 360 looks awesome

#22 Posted by dragonps (1667 posts) -
I would say go for a Plasma not an LCD, as the LCD's tend to have rubbish contrast ratio's. But saying that its down to your eyes and what you prefer, and to be honest you will only really see the difference in 1080p games if you have a large TV (prob 50-60 inch).
#23 Posted by thingta42 (5899 posts) -

Yeh i belive plasma's have better picutre than lcd's reason why i went with one.. Adding to what someone else seid. Plasmas dont have issues with burn-in and other issues like that any more now.

#24 Posted by dragonps (1667 posts) -

Yeh i belive plasma's have better picutre than lcd's reason why i went with one.. Adding to what someone else seid. Plasmas dont have issues with burn-in and other issues like that any more now.

thingta42
Yeah the newer Plasma's dont suffer as much as the older models. Another eason I go for the Plasma is that with an LCD if you look at the screen from an angle it seems to have a grey shade on it. A Plasma however looks great no matter what angle you view it from
#25 Posted by Zemus (9250 posts) -

I love how so many of you never Mention Sharp Aquos. I think 1 person did.

They are the #1 in LCD Technology, but sinse people look at the name and think "Stupid" they wave it off.

You will NOT get a better LCD than a Sharp Aquos 92 Series 1080P TV.

If you want Plasma get a Panasonic Viera

Its really just personal preference as to which one you like better.

I Prefere LCD over Plasma.

And don't let anyone tell you Burn in is an issue, Its not anymore. In-Fact its impossible to Burn in a Current LCD. Plasma can still do it, but an image would have to be on screen for literally an entire 24hrs.

#26 Posted by dragonps (1667 posts) -

I love how so many of you never Mention Sharp Aquos. I think 1 person did.

They are the #1 in LCD Technology, but sinse people look at the name and think "Stupid" they wave it off.

You will NOT get a better LCD than a Sharp Aquos 92 Series 1080P TV.

If you want Plasma get a Panasonic Viera

Its really just personal preference as to which one you like better.

I Prefere LCD over Plasma.

And don't let anyone tell you Burn in is an issue, Its not anymore. In-Fact its impossible to Burn in a Current LCD. Plasma can still do it, but an image would have to be on screen for literally an entire 24hrs.

Zemus
I disagree, from my own research on LCD's and Plasma's burn is still an issue with BOTH. However I do agree with your point about the Panasonic Viera, prob the best Plasma next to the Pianeer Curo
#27 Posted by BaconB1ts123 (1294 posts) -

[QUOTE="Zemus"]

I love how so many of you never Mention Sharp Aquos. I think 1 person did.

They are the #1 in LCD Technology, but sinse people look at the name and think "Stupid" they wave it off.

You will NOT get a better LCD than a Sharp Aquos 92 Series 1080P TV.

If you want Plasma get a Panasonic Viera

Its really just personal preference as to which one you like better.

I Prefere LCD over Plasma.

And don't let anyone tell you Burn in is an issue, Its not anymore. In-Fact its impossible to Burn in a Current LCD. Plasma can still do it, but an image would have to be on screen for literally an entire 24hrs.

dragonps

I disagree, from my own research on LCD's and Plasma's burn is still an issue with BOTH. However I do agree with your point about the Panasonic Viera, prob the best Plasma next to the Pianeer Curo

You can't burn in an LCD. You can get pixels stuck. Oh, and I do really like those Sharp Aquos. I got a 1080p one last year and I am impressed with the quallity and all the settings and adjustments you can tweak.

#28 Posted by ChrisGamer5757 (476 posts) -

I love how so many of you never Mention Sharp Aquos. I think 1 person did.

They are the #1 in LCD Technology, but sinse people look at the name and think "Stupid" they wave it off.

You will NOT get a better LCD than a Sharp Aquos 92 Series 1080P TV.

If you want Plasma get a Panasonic Viera

Its really just personal preference as to which one you like better.

I Prefere LCD over Plasma.

And don't let anyone tell you Burn in is an issue, Its not anymore. In-Fact its impossible to Burn in a Current LCD. Plasma can still do it, but an image would have to be on screen for literally an entire 24hrs.

Zemus



That would be me, thanks for noticing and backing me up on that :D

I love my Sharp, best LCD TV i've ever had. It's only a 32" 1080i but I play at 720P and i'm more than thrilled with the picture I get with all my games.