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Which LCD, Plasma, and Projection TVs are safe for gaming?

by mdavis03 / March 19, 2007 5:44 AM PDT

I am moving out of my house into the "real world" with some friends of mine. I am looking to buy a new TV. We play videogames alot and I wanted to know which TV types (plasma, LCD, projection) etc were safest when it comes to long hours of videogames. Also, will having the screen bright ruin the screens of these types of tvs like I have heard?

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they're all pretty safe...
by bloodyR / March 19, 2007 6:01 AM PDT

LCD flat panel and microdisplay RPTVs (DLP, LCoS) have no risk of burn-in. Plasma and CRT rear projection only have moderate risk. I used a CRT rear projection for video games for about 6 years, and I had no problems at all. I'm currently using a 50" plasma for video games, and again I have had no problems. Unless you leave a static image on the screen for 10+ hours, it really shouldn't be an issue.

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Seems like LCD is the way to go
by mdavis03 / March 20, 2007 1:41 AM PDT

Well, it sounds like LCD is the way to go. I just didnt want to go out and buy a brand new tv system only to find out that my friends and I cant play videogames for hours on end. I, like you, watch many sci fi / horror movies, so blacks are important for me too.

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If just for gaming
by givemeaname / March 19, 2007 6:11 AM PDT

LCD. But you have to look at the respons time the lcd has, most are 8ms, my SXRD is 2.5ms.
I have a 360 but I like quilty in a tv in the end. + I like my scifi movies too & need blacks so I got the sony SXRD. The sxrd lag is 1 frame per sec, the human eye can Not see the diffrence in 1 frame. Samsung RP (the color wheel 1's, I don't know about LED based one's) has a lag of from 5-7 frames per sec.

for britness, (on any tv) as long as you do not set the britness to MAX & same too w/ Contrast the tv will be fine (last long). Plasma will not be the best because of image retention, if your playing say 2 hours a days it would be OK, more then that go with something else.

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