CharlesAlanRatliff's forum posts

#1 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5463 posts) -

It was cold and mushy. Next time I sit on a cake I'll heat it up a little. I recommend just trying it out if you want to know more than that. It's probably something everyone should do at least once in their lives, you know?

See you space duders ...

#2 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5463 posts) -

Haha, thanks, everyone. I'm glad we could all share a moment of levity.

#3 Edited by CharlesAlanRatliff (5463 posts) -

This was for you, Ryan.

#4 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5463 posts) -

@hailinel: Yeah, when I write it out like that I realize just how crazy it's actually been.

#5 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5463 posts) -

.254 my first try. 25 years old.

#6 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5463 posts) -

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

#7 Edited by CharlesAlanRatliff (5463 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

#8 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5463 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.

#9 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5463 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.

#10 Edited by CharlesAlanRatliff (5463 posts) -

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