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rodney backen Apr 09, 2012, 05:32am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello guys,

I was wondering if anyone has had any expierence and or knowledge on PC gaming on a 32" LED LCD TV..

I am considering buying this....

http://dicksmith.com.au/product/GE6651/lg-32-quot-32lv3730-ful...on-led-lcd

to me it seems to be decent for pc gaming..

the games I'll be playing are...

Age of conan...
Counter-strike
Battlefield 3
Diablo 3 ( when its released )

I dont yet have a computer but I am contemplating something the lines of...

Duel / quad core cpu
Between 8 - 32 GB of DDR3 ram
Nvidia 560 TI ( single or SLI ) unsure yet.
1 TB HDD
Excetra...

I am after any opinions on if the refresh rate will matter and or cause lag as that TV listed above has a 50 HZ refresh rate but a 3 MS response time?

Any advice is most appreciated :)

Thank you!


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Meats_Of_Evil Apr 09, 2012, 03:11pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: 32" HDTV - 3 MS response time @ 50 HZ... good for PC - MMORPG/FPS gaming?
Well mate I honestly don't trust it, I think this is the first time I've seen a 50hz max refresh rate in anything and I've seen a lot of these budget tv's (although $500 isn't really budget friendly) and I don't know why but The 27" Monitors I've seen from Asus and Samsung look crisper and generally better than the 32" TV's I've seen at CompUsa.

As for gaming I can only suggest that you read reviews on google. Also, chec out the 32" LED TV section on Newegg, there's a lot of good brands and the prices are cheaper than the site you linked:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&...name=32%22

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Seth Hoffman Apr 09, 2012, 04:08pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: 32" HDTV - 3 MS response time @ 50 HZ... good for PC - MMORPG/FPS gaming?
I would not recommend using a 50hz display for gaming. My main issue with it would be when you use vsync (syncs your frame rate to your monitors refresh rate) you would be capped at 50 frames per second. I like using vsync for most gaming applications so that would be a problem for me. I find that the constant change in frame rate without vsync wears on my eyes and depending on the field of view in a game, can even give me a headache.

Also, I have used a 37" LCD TV as a monitor in the past which was 60hz. Remember that a TV's back lights are designed to light the panel when viewing from 10-20 feet away. Because of this, they can be extremely bright when sitting in front of it, and cause eye strain. I had to turn my 37" panel to the lowest back light setting to just make it tolerable.

I highly recommend finding a 32" 60z TV if you are set on using one as a monitor.

I prefer higher pixel density to a larger screen, so I use 3x23" Asus LED LCD 1080p panels. The 23" panels only stretch a 1080p resolution a slight amount.


Michael C Apr 10, 2012, 10:04am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: 32" HDTV - 3 MS response time @ 50 HZ... good for PC - MMORPG/FPS gaming?
50hz? I hope you're joking. Even 60hz is a low standard these days. 120hz is the norm now, even 240hz for LCD-LED. I would never buy something that's 50hz.

rodney backen Apr 10, 2012, 06:13pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: 32" HDTV - 3 MS response time @ 50 HZ... good for PC - MMORPG/FPS gaming?

In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away
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rodney backen Apr 10, 2012, 06:18pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: 32" HDTV - 3 MS response time @ 50 HZ... good for PC - MMORPG/FPS gaming?
Hello,

Yeah 50 hz

I was under the impression that what matters most is the response time.

Though I'm from Australia.

Most of the LED LCD Tv's here are 50 hz there were a few that were 120 & 200 hz a few of my work colleagues have mentioned that alot of that is just marketing with 120 - 200 hz for Tv's

Some of the specs posted in the link are

ACPower Source AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Screen Refresh Rate 50Hz

The TV itself when I had a looked at it looked quite crisp with the image.

In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away
- shing xiong
Seth Hoffman Apr 11, 2012, 11:52am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Apr 11, 2012, 11:56am EDT

 
>> Re: 32" HDTV - 3 MS response time @ 50 HZ... good for PC - MMORPG/FPS gaming?
Anything under 5ms response time is fine for gaming. Why are 50hz TVs used in AU?

120hz TV's are used for 3D video/gaming since the frame has to be rendered twice for the 3D to work, effectively cutting your frame rate in half leaving you at 60. If you run a 3D application on a 60hz panel, you are left with a frame rate of 30 instead.


john albrich Apr 11, 2012, 12:07pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: 32" HDTV - 3 MS response time @ 50 HZ... good for PC - MMORPG/FPS gaming?
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Although, one does have to keep in mind that some manufacturers "tweak" HOW they actually measure "response time", which allows them to artificially specify lower numbers to be more attractive in the marketplace.

What is claimed as a "5ms response time" by one manufacturer could be 15ms using different measurement criteria or instrumentation. They may even specify a given metric off of a design's theoretical maximum performance which may have absolutely nothing to do with real-world performance.

I'm not saying that's what they're doing here, but it's important to keep such potential marketing manipulation in mind.


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