Need help for HD Gaming: Budget $2000 and less.

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Dome Vongvises, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    I think I'm going to take the plunge into HD. But to be honest, I'm not looking to make a "permanent" investment. I'll wait till I'm married and settled down with a career.

    In the meantime, here's what I'm looking at. I'm watching standard television, and I'm happy with it, but I see that I'm missing out. 1080p will always be in my future, but at the moment I don't need that capability. Right now, I'm looking at playing games at 720p and experiencing the most out of current gen DVD's.

    I'm looking at the following right now:

    Sony KLV-S26A10
    Sharp LC-26D7U
    Sony Bravia XBR KDL-V26XBR1

    In short, I want something that can handle 720p, has widescreen, and has decent/good scaling.

    I calibrated my dad's KLV with THX Calibration found on the Star Wars DVD's, but I would imagine Digital Video Essentials would be better.

    My immediate future investments involve the XBox 360 and the Playstation 3, and subscribing to my cable company's HDTV.

    Anything else I need to research before I take the plunge?
     
  2. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    I'm looking at B&H as a retailer. Does anybody know anything about them?
     
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    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    Know any good websites for comparisons on LCD's? Anybody out there? [​IMG]
     
  4. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    Can a mod change the title of my thread to

    Help Me Pick My Next Television

    Thanks.

    I've narrowed down my choices to the following:

    Panasonic TH-42PX50U
    Sharp Aquos LC-37D7U
    Sony KDL-V32XBR1

    Of those three choices, which one is the best? I'm leaning towards the Panasonic as it got decent reviews.
     
  5. John S

    John S Producer

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    All those are decent displays I could suggest to anybody. Can you view them before you buy? That would be best.
     
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    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    There's a Sony store in Cincinnati where I can take a look at the Sony to compare the A10 and XBR models. I've heard the Sharp Aquos is readily available, and the Panasonic is in almost every store. I'll probably do that before I plunk down some serious cash.
     
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    I'm in the same boat as you. I've seen most of those models and I really liked the Sony. Maybe you should look at the XBR model.
     
  8. Marc Carra

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    Since you are goning to be using the display primarly for gaming I wiould think that you might want to steer away from plasma, due to a risk of burn-in. That being said, the Panny plasmas do give you an incredible image. I just bought the 50" version. I really want to use it for gaming, but I'm a bit nervous doing so.

    Marc.
     

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