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Old 12-14-2010, 01:53 PM   #1
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Based on my research it looks like Plasmas currently beat out LCD for 3D viewing, but is this true for 3D gaming as well, or just 3D movie watching. The main reason I want to get a 3D TV is for 3D gaming so should I go with a Plasma (which I currently leaning towards) or an LCD?
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3d gaming is kind of a dissapointment from what I hear. TwoPlusTwo is one of the very few 3d gamers here, maybe he can give some better insight.

I perfer LCD for gaming, I don't like having to watch what i'm playing and worry about image retention.
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3d gaming is kind of a dissapointment from what I hear. TwoPlusTwo is one of the very few 3d gamers here, maybe he can give some better insight.
If you buy a 3DTV solely for 3D gaming, you are going to be extremely disappointed with the games out right now.

Black Ops is completely unplayable in 3D; it's an abomination. Gran Turismo 5 isn't exactly breathtaking and you'll probably just play it in 2D. The Sly Collection is OK in 3D, but it's still got a very last-gen look and feel to it.

Maybe they'll get better but so far I am let down by 3D gaming.
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I know there isn't a whole lot of 3D games out right now, but Sony apparently has 60+ 3D games in development, so it doesn't look like they're giving up any time soon. Also with the upcoming release of Killzone 3 and the just announced Uncharted 3 in 3D, and the fact that I'm in the market for a new TV right now I figure I might as well spend the extra cash and get a 3D set so that I'm not regretting not getting one in 6 months or a year.

I know I said the main reason I want a 3D set is gaming, but this doesn't mean I wont be doing a fair amount of 3D movie, sports, and regular 3D TV watching as well. Given that would you recommend getting a Plasma or LCD?

From what I've read plasmas are currently the top dog in 3D viewing, but most of the reviews are only referring to viewing 3D movies not games. Also from what I've seen 3D plasmas are cheaper than 3D LCDs of the sames size, but I could be wrong.

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The big concern with LCD over Plasma is input lag, which in most models of LCD can be detrimental. Now that being said, alot of top end models have very low lag, and alot of plasma have it too.

It comes down to how concerned are you about image retention, and what kind of games do you play? We know that games like left4dead and Dead Rising (which have constant huds) are very easy to get IR with. Whereas games like Call of Duty it's alot harder.

TPT plays many games on his VT25, and he's never reported any major image retention.
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The same things that would make a 3D movie look better on plasma would also make a 3D game look better on a plasma. The content doesn't change the limitations of LCD with 3D.
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If you buy a 3DTV solely for 3D gaming, you are going to be extremely disappointed with the games out right now.

Black Ops is completely unplayable in 3D; it's an abomination. Gran Turismo 5 isn't exactly breathtaking and you'll probably just play it in 2D. The Sly Collection is OK in 3D, but it's still got a very last-gen look and feel to it.

Maybe they'll get better but so far I am let down by 3D gaming.
I pretty much agree with everything 2+2 says here. Overall, the content just isn't there yet whether it's games or movies. The games that are there just aren't very impressive.
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No problem with "futureproofing" by getting 3D, though.

You never know, 3D movies could get big...

To the OP: Would you be able to afford a Panasonic VT25?

That's a totally awesome gaming set that is also a 3DTV.
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So how much are these Panasonic vts? I've been thinking about a sony 3d lcd.
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So how much are these Panasonic vts? I've been thinking about a sony 3d lcd.
Amazon is selling it for $1799 for the 50".
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So how much are these Panasonic vts? I've been thinking about a sony 3d lcd.
I would compare the 3D demos of each in a store, since when I did it, I thought the Sony method of doing 3D was the worst. Sony made it so everything goes into the TV for the depth instead of having things pop up for depth like the other 3DTV mfg, and also like how it looks in theaters.
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just got my VT today and love it....3d movies dont pops like crazy but r still really cool to watch..picture in 2d is rad as well
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Congratulations on your new display....enjoy.
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Waht makes LCD worse than plasma in the gaming arena? I thought LCD was a lot brighter. Is this true
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limited viewing angles, and alot of models of LCD have terrible input lag problems.

I actually think LCD is better for gaming though, because of there not being any image retention.
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