Alright, sorry if I didn't put down certain choices above. This poll isn't about how many TV's you have, it's about what you use. I'd understand it if there are some that change from one to the other; for instance, maybe there are those of you that play a certain console in one room with a type of TV, and then also play another console on another TV situated elsewhere in your house. That's too many choices to put down though.
The reason I made this was because I was curious as to how many people still use standard TV's for gaming. This has nothing to do with having a better TV or not, just about me being curious as to who uses what. I personally use B in my room. There is one D in the living room, and two A's; one in the living room and another in another room. And no, when I say there are two TV's in the living room, it's not in the same room. Hard to explain. Anyways, what about you?
Are you happy with your set-up, if not, what could make it better? Not only with TV, but sound system as well and what have you. What's your ideal set-up? I like mine, the 720p TV I use, though small (19"), has a really nice picture. All the TV's I've ever tried to use other than the one I currently use just doesn't seem as good to me, but I do wish I had a bigger, nicer one. I use a 5.1 Dolby Digital home theater system, but the majority of blu-ray films don't support the system since most of those are 7.1.
I think it sounds really nice most of the time, but that could be better as well. So, it's not all perfect, but it's a little more than adequate. I also think that how it's set up in the room, and how the surroundings of the entire room factors into the ideal way to enjoy your play time, or viewing of a film.
I have a 40 inch Samsung 720p/1080i in my gaming room. Almost has every console I ever bought still hooked up to it and my pc. So many cords ahhhhh. Would be nice to have a better set of speakers hooked up to it for better audio quality but I guess I'm used to horrible audio out of a TV. Still have a old 32 inch Magnavox on the front porch if I ever want to play my old games the way they were meant to be played.
I mainly play my console games on a 4 or 5 year year old 22 inch 1080i TV that sits on my desk and doubles a second monitor, but I do also have a much nicer TV (1080p, 32") in the living room that usually has at least on console (combined between me and my two flatmates we have 2 PS3s, 2 360s, a PS2 and a Wii) hooked up to it, but that mainly gets used for watching movies.
@Sinusoidal: Yeah, I use AOC as well. It's weird, I don't believe its a huge company, or at least a popular one, but they make nice TV's.
@kaos_cracker: Yeah, I was telling someone that for some reason it doesn't seem as if some companies don't advertise their TV's correctly, 'cause my family has a "720p" 3DTV, and yet it does everything in 1080p, except for cable which only supports 1080i.
@awesomeusername: Yeah, my family has two Vizio's, though it isn't that one. It may have been because I just wasn't used to it yet, but I thought it looked far worse even in its 1080p-ness (ha... ha. That wasn't intended). It's cool that yours is nice though.
I have a 37" LG. At 1080p, that was as big as I could get without it looking terribly pixelated from 10ft away. My sound setup is terrible, I have two tower speakers, but I can only use them by playing audio through my HTPC (which is linux, so limited options and bad drivers).
Can't wait for 4k. Although it does look cool (or nerdish) having a x360, ps3, wii U, sega genesis, N64, and gamecube stacked under it.
A cheapo RCA HD 720p.
Cus consoles don't get higher resolution then that so why care. And I don't really care about HD with movies so much, it looks fine and I can watch a movie at 1080p on my PC so meh.
Mainly just needed an HD TV because all games are made in HD now so text is near impossible to read on a standard definition TV.
I put way to much thought into this reply.
I used to use a big 65" 1080i projection TV, but the color went on it. Now I use a 42" 1080p. It's still amazing to me that anyone would bother playing a PS3 or Xbox on a standard def TV, but clearly not too many are doing that anymore. I just can't imagine how frustrating that would be. I did use my 22" PC monitor for a bit with my PS3 before I got rid of it--probably the best looking setup I've had, even if the screen was a bit small.
I use a 23'' HP 1920x1200 monitor for my PC but want to upgrade to 25"-27" (maybe 3d) monitor, possibly even 3, but that's not gonna happen for a while...
My cable box is also hooked up to the HP monitor.
I have a 40" 1080p Bravia about a foot and a half to the right of that which is also hooked up to cable (of course) and my consoles.
The Bravia is also connected to the PC.
So I can have TV on either screen (both, if I really want to party, hah) or have TV on one and either PC/Console on the other.
99% of the time I'm on my PC playing there, but when I do fire up my PS3 to play the exclusives I'm now using a 50 inch Panasonic Plasma TV that I bought during Cyber Monday on amazon.ca. Before that I had a 37 inch Magnavox LCD TV that I had been using for the last 5-6 years. Which really pissed me off because I play on my consoles so little that there was literally years there where I never turned it on, then one day out of nowhere the dam thing just up and stopped working. Never going to be buying a TV from them again I know that much. Here's hoping this Panasonic does me better.
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