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LCD vs. Plasma For Gaming

Right now im looking to replace a 40 inch Samsung LNS4051DX that is about 2 years old that i play an xbox 360 on. Great tv, picture looks great for something that is only 4000 to 1 contrast ratio, but my friend just bought a Samsung LN46A630 LCD, and the picture blows my tv away. Is it mainly because of the response time (4 ms) and refresh rate (120 hz)? Or the better constrast ratio, making the picture that much better? I've been reading that 1080p is pointless at the smaller sizes, but i want everything else that comes with the new 1080p t.v's. I'm considering buying a plasma because i have been told that there is absolutely no motion blurring affect due to the nature of the technology, but am afraid of the supposed 'burn in' from gaming on the tv. I'm also using the tv as a computer monitor, which i have also heard bad things about plasmas being used as monitors. Im considering getting the samsung 630 or 650 series in either 40 or 46 inches; if plasmas were the way to go what is a comparable tv?

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on how many hours you game. I would NEVER use a Plasma as a computer monitor.

1080p, that also depend how far you sit.

just get the the new 650 samsung or a sony Z or V series.... also go for the 46 you will be happier in the end

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If you buy a reputable brand like samsung, panasonic, or pioneer, burn-in is a thing of the past.

My main question is, do you do a lot of online gaming (mainly FPS's) where if you are slow you get killed? If so, go with a plasma. If you are playing games like Mario Kart go with an LCD; better picture quality.

As for you previous information; Blurring DOES occur on LCD, dont care if its 120Hz or not; Because of the level of detail computers output, a plasma would be a poor choice for a computer monitor; If you go with an LCD, the A650 is a fine choice Happy

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Same boat

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I actually thought this was a question I posted a while back.
So, I'm this is what I have learned.

Plasma is better for gaming, faster respond, but not that good to be used as computer monitor.

LCD 120mz 4ms is pretty good for gaming, better use as monitor.

I always thought LCD was the way to go. But I realize they just can't keep up for gaming.

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