If it was widescreen, I'd just stay right where I am. The problem is, more and more games are being developed with a widescreen focus in mind. HUDs for letterbox TV's are getting worse and worse, and not having the additional screen space in FPS games is becoming a serious disadvantage. I keep noticing times when I would have seen someone that shot me in advance, if I had had a widescreen. So I want to finally make the move up.
Now for my needs:
My budget is limited. It needs to come out less than 500 bucks total, with tax and warranty.
Luckily the screen size isn't a big issue. I game in my bedroom, and never sit the TV very far away. Anything from 28" and 40" is acceptable. I'm shooting for 32".
It's mostly going to be a 360 gaming TV, with competitive multiplayer in mind, so it's important that the response time is quick, and there's no input lag.
Vibrant colors and sharpness are important to me, viewing angles less so, as long as I can sit in one spot and see the whole screen well. I find ghosting to be a huge annoyance, so the less issues a TV has with it, the better.
I can go with a 'monitor', though I'd really prefer something that has 2 HDMI inputs and meets the other qualifications. Any TV would need 2 HDMI. Any Component/Composite/DVI inputs are a bonus, but not necessary.
The more current the better... I've heard good thing about LED's and Samsung's are on sale for Black Friday and seem highly rated. 3D would be great, but not at the cost of picture quality.
Does 1080p Vs 720p matter on a screen size of 32"? How about a 38"? I know many games only run 720p, but I may be using this TV a while, so if 1080p makes a noticeable difference I'd like to try to future proof a bit.
120Hz Tv's seem a little out of my price range... will 60Hz do the job well enough to purchase? I could compromise and get a monitor of smaller size with fewer connections if it's that important.
Is it worth going LED over LCD?
Should I go with a 3 year warranty, or buy a 1 year, or stick with limited manufacturers?
TV's I've been considering:
Thanks in advance for any assistance!
Edited by TheGuardianWolf, 19 November 2012 - 09:10 PM.