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#1 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5355 posts) -

Hey, that's me in the promo shot for the article! Awesome!

#2 Edited by CharlesAlanRatliff (5355 posts) -

Edit: After doing several more hours of research and getting help at, I am going with the Samsung PN60F3500.

Hello! I've been doing research on this, but I wanted to hear some opinions from Giant Bombers, as well. Search wasn't working for me.

My projector died and I am looking to replace it with a TV. While it will be used for television and movies, its primary purpose is for video games. I will also be hooking my PC up to it for games.

1. My limit is $1,000.

2. It needs to be able to handle 1080p at 60 FPS with no issues.

3. Viewing distance is easily adjusted in my setup, so this isn't a factor.

4. It will be used in a room covered in blackout curtains.

5. I don't care much about 3D and couldn't care less about "smart" functionality. Every device hooked up to this TV will have all the streaming and media options I need.

6. The TV will not be mounted, but will be sitting on a table.

7. The bigger, the better (without sacrificing quality).

So what would be the best screen type? I've read a lot of conflicting reports between choices like plasma vs. LCD, etc. Games are going to be played on this television a LOT.

Thank you for your time and suggestions. I am looking to make this purchase within the next couple of days. I refuse to play Second Son on my 25-inch monitor!

Some TVs I am looking at on Amazon:

Samsung PN60F5300 60-Inch 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV

LG Electronics 60LN5600 60-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV

Samsung UN50EH6000 50-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV

VIZIO E601i-A3 60-inch 1080p 120Hz Razor LED Smart HDTV

Sharp LC-60LE650 60-inch Aquos 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV

#3 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5355 posts) -

@cale said:

This looks like single digits to me.

Yeah, that's the gif I immediately thought of when reading that paragraph. It is possible, but seemingly rare. At least, I hope so.

#4 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5355 posts) -

Aw, that sucks. I only went there after the buyout to update my own credits page, but there was a lot of good content on there from the old days. I'm glad that the most important stuff seems to have been saved offline.

#5 Edited by CharlesAlanRatliff (5355 posts) -

Great work! I loved this bit, as did my brother when he heard it.

#6 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5355 posts) -

@noizy: That's great! Thanks for sharing.

That may be the first time I've seen a game have achievements for doing activities outside of the game. I like the whole honor system part about it; it makes me want to not cheat!

#7 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5355 posts) -


Killzone: Shadow Fall and all PS+ stuff as of this moment.

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#10 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5355 posts) -

Excellent work. Can't wait for what you do next.