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Need help selecting a tv.

by blackhawk89 / March 22, 2013 4:45 PM PDT

I am looking for a tv specifically for gaming and watching anime (hopefully you guys know what anime is) but I have never purchased one before so I have no idea what model would be best for my specific needs.

If you guys could help me out by telling me what I should be looking for when purchasing a tv or even just suggest what models would be best for me, I would greatly appreciate it.

My budget is $1500-$2000 and I was thinking of around 40-50" size wise.

Thanks in advance for any help given!

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That narrows it down for me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 23, 2013 1:19 AM PDT

As it's gaming, I'd avoid and dismiss plasma. Now you can head to your local stores and see what's 40 to 50 inches and in your budget.

-> TIP! Ignore all the smart TV features. Focus on picture quality and if they offer more than 1 year warranty.

I'm not saying smart TV is to be dismissed but some folk thought you could browse like you did on your PC. Ouch!

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by blackhawk89 / March 23, 2013 4:31 AM PDT

Thanks for the tips, I will keep them in mind when selectingy television.

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by blackhawk89 / March 23, 2013 4:33 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks!

Sorry for the spelling error, I meant to say: "selecting my television" not "selectingy television"

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I'd check out the Samsung mid to upper end LED models
by Pepe7 / March 23, 2013 1:46 AM PDT

They will provide decent colors and motion performance if you are mostly watching anime.

If watching regular or high defintion movies (from blu ray other regular DVD) is important, I would then start to look at plasma too. Better bang for your buck if you can be careful with the static images you work with.

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Models that will give me a better than "decent" picture.
by blackhawk89 / March 23, 2013 4:30 AM PDT

Do you know of any models within my price range that will give me a great picture? I don't really want to settle for a "decent" picture if I don't have to. I would really like for the picture to look the best it can when I'm playing games/watching anime.

Thanks in advance!

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Try the ES8000, 46" size
by Pepe7 / March 23, 2013 4:49 AM PDT

It may be last year's model, but it's still good. I'm not certain the current version of this HDTV is worth $800-1000 more. You should compare both to see which one your prefer. The new one is the F8000.

I also did hear rumblings about a firmware update that might even make the PQ of the ES8000 equal to the newer version. Head to AVS forum to read more on this topic.

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