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32" for ps3 with no motion blur?

theshaunz
10-27-2009, 07:05 AM
I've been looking at HDTVs for about 5 hours now, and am not able to find a model that sounds completely satisfactory.

For a while I was thinking the LN32B360, but then I saw a thread (which I can't link to apparently) where someone was having significant ghosting problems

Now I'm thinking plasma, but it seems like there aren't any really solid 32" models

ideally the tv would be relatively inexpensive, but I can compromise.

Thanks for your prospective help

PFC5
10-27-2009, 09:29 AM
Welcome to the forum! :hithere:

Check out the Toshiba 32AV52R or 32AV502R. What I saw it had the best black levels, shadow detail and viewing angles in the 720p price range. No one makes a plasma smaller than a 42" model any more BTW.

bflip552
10-27-2009, 08:26 PM
Vizio did make a 32" plasma and sold it at Wal Mart, you might be able to find one if you search on ebay

BeeF
10-27-2009, 08:39 PM
Whats your price range? Cause 42" 720 Panasonic plasmas have great prices. I've found them for around 600 bucks sometimes if you can catch a deal somewhere.

theshaunz
10-28-2009, 04:19 AM
my price range ideally would be sub 600, but I'm mostly concerned with getting a TV I'd be happy with.

I was definitely considering the panasonics, specifically the
Panasonic VIERA X1 Series TC-P42X1 42-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV
or the
Panasonic VIERA S1 Series TC-P42S1 42-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV

at 42" is the 1080 vs 720 difference pretty apparent?

also, is plasma the way to go for video games?

theshaunz
10-28-2009, 04:33 AM
the Toshiba also looks like a good buy- has anyone had firsthand experience with it and video games?

Techlord
10-28-2009, 05:21 AM
my price range ideally would be sub 600, but I'm mostly concerned with getting a TV I'd be happy with.

I was definitely considering the panasonics, specifically the
Panasonic VIERA X1 Series TC-P42X1 42-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV
or the
Panasonic VIERA S1 Series TC-P42S1 42-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV

at 42" is the 1080 vs 720 difference pretty apparent?

also, is plasma the way to go for video games?

Well considering plasma doesn't suffer from motion blurr like LCD... Anyway if you reduce the contrast and brightness setting to reasonable levels you should be fine. Stay away from Vivid modes, Vivid mode ("torch mode" as we call it) is for ultra bright showrooms and not for the home lighting environment!

BeeF
10-28-2009, 12:02 PM
Plasma will be much better for gaming. And 10" bigger than a 32" is well... alot bigger. A 720p plasma would be awesome IMO especially at 42". 1080p would be a little better, but the "apparent" difference would only come into play with how far away your sitting. Either way the 720p plasma would be an EXCELLENT choice for gaming IMO and its what I would get.

liveoak87
10-29-2009, 10:22 AM
what about the vizio vp422. buddy of mine just bought one from walmart for $639 out the door. excellent picture and awesome gaming on the ps3. even OTA HD channels looked good.

BeeF
10-29-2009, 04:00 PM
In response to liveoak.
Get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889187105

Better tv for less, and free shipping.