EqualOpportunityFanboy.com takes a look at the benefits of HD to online gaming with COD4 as an example. Conclusion: If you don't already own an HDTV, start saving...
NOt read the article but I believe the clarity and bigger and wider size of image on screen really helps picking out the enemies. I love me 50" HDTV :)
And if you pickup an HDTV you might as well buy a PS3 so you can watch hi-def Blu Ray movies on it. Why watch standard DVD's on an HDTV when you can enjoy the crystal clarity of Blu-Ray.
Yeah big ones are getting really cheap and you can get a 22" computer monitor with HDMI that'll do over 720p for like $200. There's really absolutely no excuse not to have one.
...if your going for a big screen or sits fairly close to it. You will hardly benefit from HD on a 32" with 4m of viewing distance. On the other hand. If your planing to buy a new tv to day, god luck finding one that isn't HD. You will hardly save anything buying an SD tv (if you can find one).
I just read the article, and yeah, I agree with it only because I just got my HDTV over the weekend. Before: I work at a restaurant/bar, and bought one of their 27" CRT TVs that they had above the bar. At 10yrs old, and with it being on 10~16 hours a day, the picture was blurry. But being a student, spending $50 to go from a 21" (new) tv to a 27" is always nice, despite the blurriness. I've been using this TV for the past 1.5 years, including my PS3 needs. After: One of my bosses was contemplating getting a 50" plasma, so I offered $600 for his TV, a 32" Samsung HDTV. I finally got it 2 nights ago, and bought an HDMI cable last night. Taking COD4 as an example (as I play this game a lot), it was incredible. The sharpness of the picture was incredible. I really could peg off snipers off at a distance with my assault rifle (I seriously noticed this within the first few minutes of online gameplay). I'll be getting my copy of NHL 08 back soon from my sister, and one of the reasons I lent it to her (for her fiancee) was because I couldn't read any of the text in the game due to the CRT TV. BUT, as nice as HDTV is, upgrading to a HDTV rig can be pricey, and even as a student, I stretched my pockets. Although it was worth the penny-pinching price I paid, HDTVs are still a luxory item. I do recommend to all CRT-users to get a HDTV, but if it means spending cash you don't have (ie. a credit card), I'd suggest you save up until you can afford a decent size TV. Otherwise, I'd really recommend getting alternatives, such as Team xTender's 1080p VGA box, which allows you to hook up your PS3/360 to your computer monitor via component cables. It's a cheap ($60~70) alternative until you have some extra spending cash to get a nice TV.
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YES YES YES! lol sounds like im advertising for that hair shampoo for women... anyways Well before I had my 32" HDTV in my bedroom I had a 19" crt and well it makes a big difference. I was totally amazed at the difference and I recommend people who can afford a HDTV go for it and you never look back, makes me wonder if I shoudve brought a bigger size HDTV lol oh well I can always buy one for the living room :D
Not all gamers need HDTV. Wii owners for example should stay away from HDTV because Wii games look unwatchable on Wii and downright ugly.
As for PS3 and 360 users, they definitly need to get HDTV.
thats why i keep getting killed every second in Resistance fall of man online!!! ;-D
i can shoot some one loads of times and they shoot me twice and im dead??? don't get that!!! :-/
this is unfair that you need a HDTV to win!!! :-/
did win one game tho!!!on my SDTV!!! ;-D
I think the real problem is your just not all that good...
HDTV is a major plus if you're a gamer on either HD system, PS3 or 360. I've tried my PS3 on a normal CRT and it looked like crap. Then I tried it on my 61" 1080p Samsung DLP and the difference is like night and day. If you have a PS3/360, an HDTV with 720p capability is really the best bet. You'll never go back.
I like how the entire justification behind getting a new HDTV is to play COD4 better. Nothing more, nothing less.
I also like how there's a lack of suggestion into which TV does better or the final cost of it.
Truely a half-assed blog/article.
YUP, pretty much time to join the now. I bought a 42" 1080p set and the difference is astronomical! Even the ratio format (16:9 opposed to 4:3) is more, uh, ergonomic on your eyes. Looking at a wide format makes more sense to your brain, and gives you a real sense of peripheral vision. Even if you don't like the idea of spending $1000+ on a 1080p set, you owe it to yourself to buy an hdtv of at least 720p quality.
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