#1 Posted by bluefish (461 posts) -

I looked at some old threads and a lot of opinion seemed to be that things over 60Hz looked weird. The thread was from a number of years ago, is that still the case? I use my tv pretty heavily for gaming and film.

I've been eyeing these two.

tv 1

-The only real bad things I've read are that Panasonic outsources the panels to another company sometimes ending up with lower quality and that the colours disappear in low light scenes, which is worrying.

tv 2

-The only thing I'm worried about here is the 600Hz thing, other than that it seems like a good bet.

So yea, what do you guys think?

#2 Posted by Tarsier (1064 posts) -

those are both great television and i advise everyone reading this to visit their local BEST BUY electronics section and purchase one immediately. they are fine devices and they made my sunday night football and beer McDonalds sessions totally fun, also theyre very nice for Coca Cola MADDEN 2k14 videogamestation console system playing session. have fun and enjoy at such a LOW PRICE! best buy rules

#3 Posted by tourgen (4500 posts) -

@bluefish: If you're serious about using them for gaming go find out the lag time for each of those - look around online. People are starting to measure and report lag times for televisions now. If it's 20ms+ it's going to make fast action games not good as they should be. Some TVs are at 60ms+ which will make platformers and action games pretty shitty and un-fun.

#4 Posted by Kidavenger (3553 posts) -

I wouldn't get a 720p tv for gaming.

I would research input lag on the sets you are looking at.

I have a Panasonic LED, I've only had it for a month, but no issues with colours disappearing.

#5 Posted by Damodar (1392 posts) -

Looking in to a new TV!

As others have suggested, it's really worth paying attention to input lag. Your best bet for information on that stuff regarding specific models of television would probably be http://www.displaylag.com/

#6 Edited by ervonymous (1297 posts) -

I bought a Sony KDL42W653 specifically because it was so responsive, 6-15ms of lag depending on the measuring method is pretty impressive.

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/category/reviews is a good place to start, their more recent reviews are really in-depth.

#7 Posted by jsnyder82 (734 posts) -

Do not buy LG. Stick with a Samsung LCD or plasma, or a Panasonic plasma.

#8 Edited by Matthew (1912 posts) -
#9 Posted by bluefish (461 posts) -

@jsnyder82: What's wrong with LG?

Thanks for all the replies by the way, lots of stuff to think about.

#10 Edited by Hunkulese (2724 posts) -

Don't worry about the 600Hz. Plasmas are better for gaming and most if not all plasmas are 600Hz.

What's your budget? If you're set on around $400 you're probably better off looking at something that's not from one of the big brands.

If you're willing to spend a little more the Panasonic TC-P42S60 is a phenomenal TV for the price. The picture quality is comparable to their higher end models and the input lag is actually quite a bit lower.