I'm getting for a TV for Christmas but I am a little confused at all the choices, maybe you guys who have bought a TV recently could help clear some things up. The budget is $300-350 and i'll be using it for PS3/WiiU and movies. I'd like to go up to 37" or even 40" but I am working in that budget and I'm not sure what the value of all the different options are, which I detail below. I don't need a "Smart" TV since I do streaming already with netflix on my PS3.
Some topics I'd like your thoughts on:
1. LED vs. LCD: I understand the difference here is how they are being back lit but does it noticeably improve the image quality? Is it worth the extra money? I'm gravitating towards this VISIO, if LCD is not a big deal.
2. 1080p vs 720p: I'm most confused here. It seems there are a lot of cheaper 32" TVs that are labeled 720p and I was wondering what the designation acutally means, because it does not seem to indicate a native resolution. For example, my old 22" Samsung has a native resolution of 1680x1050 when I hook it up to a laptop, this is a TV labeld as "720p" and the PS3 seems to output some games in 1080p to it. Whats going on here, is there a native resolution improvement from a tv labeld 720p vs 1080p? Is getting a 1080p TV worth the extra money at 32-40"?
3. 60 vs 120 Hz? Whats the value of this?