The new Viewsonic VX2739wm has only one ambition: to become a true reference in the field of gaming.
Nice try, but no. This is a computer monitor, not a TV. For starters it doesn't support proper input signals for TV for anything below 1080P. Which means if you're watching 480i, 720, etc. it will not look right at all. Also take note that it only has 1 HDMI port, when the average TV is 3. It only needs one because it's a monitor that you'd only plug into one source (i.e. Your computer). I could go on, but I think you get this point. This is suppose to serve as a computer monitor first and if you try to use it as a TV your mileage may vary accordingly.
I want to buy a LED (If possible 22"since I prefer saying close) for my ps3 any suggestions?
Ok, is not a TV? Then F*ck it, can i at least have the girl? Hahahaha
For the true HD console (the PS3), buy anything above 42 inches. Anything below is unrecognizable for 1080p games and blu-rays. Also look at input lag (some LCD TVs have really bad input from your controller to the console). Lastly, look for black levels. Plasma HDTVs have the best blacks. LCD HDTVs have more color pop (brighter colors (brighter does not mean more reaslistic), but grayer blacks). The last thing is looking for other features. I hope this helps.
Considering that the majority of console games do not run in 1080p, I'd say it honestly wouldn't matter. Also, you cant exactly look at the input lag of a TV. They're not exactly going to advertise such a thing. It's true that plasma TVs have better blacks, but in reality, an LCD TV and especially an LED TV will last you much longer. For the true HD console (the PC), buy anything you want.
I think that's garbage about not being able to recognise 1080p below 42 inches. I have 3 HDTV's in my house. My gaming TV is in my bedroom- and its a 32" 1080p Samsung LCD. There's another 32" Samsung in the Rec. room that's 720p, and finally the house's main TV is a 56" Pioneer Plasma, that's also 720p. Having used my PS3 on all 3 extensively, I can definately say that even at 32", full HD makes a difference. Everything is crisper and clearer, from the XMB menu to the games and movies- its all a noticeable step up from 720p to 1080p. Finally, LCD TV's picture quality is as good if not better than plasma these days anyway. Maybe 2 years ago there was a quality gap in black levels etc. but most big name quality brands don't even make plasma anymore, because Plasma TV sales are under a phased ban in the EU. Sharp, Sony, Samsung and Toshiba are all brands I know of that are phasing out production of, or have discontinued their plasma lines. I'd recommend 32" and above for gaming. Anything else is too small to be worth the cost. You can get a decent full hd tv that's perfect for gaming for well under $1000 these days. Sony and Samsung have some great entry level models this year.
I love how 1080p is now "true HD." when just 2 years ago anything above 480p was true HD.
...about a monitor! not even a TV! FAIL!
this aint a tv its a computer moniter...
this article os so outdated.. ppl are already moving to LEDs now.. and my LCD does way more contrast ratio than that stuff he is callin samsung 32 inch beautiful backlighting and some seriously sweet visual when u have ur ps3 or 360 hooked up.. monitors are not the way bro.. tv are the shyt right now
ill stick to my 1080p 42" 120hz and no, im sure a lot of you have something better in your living room, but this is in my bedroom along with my surround sound system :) it is 4ms response time, but the most talented human stops noticing a delay at 2ms and I can't notice it. I barely noticed going form my 8ms response time to this. It was only $750 brand new shipped.
grow balls if your going to disagree with me and discuss it. and how can you disagree with the fact that going from my old to new monitor was not a major upgrade. lol kids on n4g these days.
Kind of a small res for for 27". This is a monitor, not a TV. But still, that is a damn fine screen.
No LED backlight and it looks like it doesn't support 120hz for Nvidia 3D so this isn't perfect for TV or PC.
I'll put my Bravia up against any T.V.(or monitor for that matter) on the market in terms of picture quality, even the new Sammy LED's. I didn't spend $3,000 for nothing. Sorry, just had to stroke my ego for a sec...don't be talkin 'bout me Bravia :-D
Unless it's an XBR8 then their are better LCD's on the market.
It is an XBR. 120hz MotionFlow. Several picture modes, including a Game Mode. Cinemotion for the movies. A monster Television set. I could go on...
'Game mode' actually switches a TV from '120hz' to 60hz and gets rid of alot of post processing effects that look good for movies etc. but make games look weird. Over 60hz games can get what's called 'input lag' and ghosting/artifacts. So just as an aside- If your in the market for a purely gaming TV- then you don't need to spend the extra money on a 100hz+ tv. 60 is fine.
What brand is better Sony or Toshiba?
Sony then Samsung, Toshiba just makes cheap Wal Mart TV's now except their CEll TV which I wouldn't buy since their other TV's aren't any good.
I would always recommend a Sony or Samsung, not only that but those 2 are always in the top spots in Consumer Reports.
120Hz or 240 Hz are future proof
It's all post processed, which creates a lot of input lag for games, stick to game mode @ 60Hz.
I have a 240hz and I ended up disabling it. The artifacts suck. It's not worth the smoothness. Local dimming is nice though. Local dimming FTW. And no, nothing ab out 120/240hz is future proof. It doesn't even accept a 120hz signal.
except the new HDMI standard is missing on todays sets.. 1.4 (or 1.x I think is gonna be needed to be future proof)
the perfect tv for me is the one i can afford. as long as it's hd i really don't care about anything else.
While 1ms response time is blazing fast... input lag will be almost non-existent with this monitor, but for console gaming? With most games outputting in 720p on the PS3, the monitor will need to scale the image from its native... Adding processing to any source can add input lag. So with most huge 240hz LCD/LED HDTV's coming with guranteed 2ms, what sets this screen apart from the rest? http://www.newegg.com/Produ... I currently own this Asus monitor, and its amazing how much quicker it is from my other screens. I went from 8ms to 4ms, then finally to 2ms... and since playing on 2ms for so long, I went back to my 4ms and could automatically tell the difference... it felt sluggish, I over-aimed everything. I could only imagine how bad 8ms must feel! Will this Viewsonic look amazing in your house? Not really. Will it look and feel amazing in your small bedroom, dorm, gaming nook? Yes.
27" and 1920*1080 wtf I thought it would be 2560*1600. Besides high dynamic contrast is no good (I find it too bright). TN panels isn't so good IMO. No mention of viewing angles or other specs. Skinny article. The future is LED.
^ spot on this monitor is TN....
gaming on a Panasonic plasma? 50' G10 for me.
sammy plasma pn50
Yeah spartan would have to agree and would also throw in LG into the mix.
What? 'if you're not watching anything at 1080p it won't look right at all'. I play my PS3 on a monitor, basically same specs as this one. All resolutions look perfect. Mines a 26" Acer. 2ms, contrast ratio is the same. Performs sublimely.
haha yeah no dice! The BEST, And I mean BEST TV you can get is a Samsung And before some tard comes along and says "No Sony", Sony actually buy the panels for their TV's from Samsung ;) You get a 40 - 50 Inch LED Full 1080p Samsung today - You pretty much can't physically get a better TV, wish I had the monies for an LED, my 42" LCD will have to do for now.
Psssh! Panasonic all the way! :V
cant say Sammy is the best..it depends what you like... I have bought 2 HDTVs and both times I wanted to save some bucks and buy a Sammy...than I see the XBR and its more pleasing to me. and spend the extra bucks.. For me the Sony XBR has the best pix, for others they like Sammy..if you look at the pix of both they are really different looking...it depends what you like.
No Sony don't actually 'buy their panels from Samsung'. There is a factory in Korea that is a joint manufacturing venture between Sony and Samsung- so many of their lower line and entry level model TV's do have the same panels. However, the top of the line Korean made Samsung TV's aren't as good as the top of the line, Japan made Sony models. So it depends on the models you are comparing.
of those ultra thin led 3dhd tvs for me. im just waitin for the price to go down. Hell i might just wait til 3D w/o glasses comes along.
Does it play / display classic games well, such as games on the SNES, N64, and Playstation 1? Then it's not the perfect TV for "gamers".
No it won't. This is an inherent problem with ALL fixed matrix displays, which means if you want 480P to look half decent you can immediately rule out LCD and plasma. These displays all have a fixed number of pixels in their matrix, so if your LCD has 1920x1080 resolution, then it will fill those pixels regardless of the source resolution. So displaying 480p/i or 240i images on these screens will inevitably look like a blurry mess, because the source image has been blown up to many times it's original size to be displayed across more pixels rather than displayed in it's native resolution. That's why games didn't look half bad on our old CRT monitors, they didn't do this. They would match your native resolution as best they could without altering the source signal too much.
Ah yes, more misinformation. If you want a perfect TV for gaming and input lag is your biggest gripe, then you need plasma. Burn-in is virtually non-existent these days (especially with Panasonics) and the colour replication and black levels are the closest to perfect you can get. I've had a 42", 1080p Panasonic for just about a year now and it simply trashes every LCD I've ever seen. Not only that, ghosting is nowhere to be seen. Motion handling in plasma almost matches that of an old CRT, couple that with a response time of 0.01ms and that's all you need as a gamer. Granted, colours pop out more on your LED lit TVs, but it's just a step above LCD in every way. Well, except one way, perhaps. Glass panels. Glass=glare. Which means you need a dark room to use it in. Not a biggie for most, I'm sure. But take my word: once you go (FullHD) plasma, you NEVER go back. Any videophile will tell you this about consumer level flat panels.
Here's one of our two TV's. I have a 58" Samsung Plasma ordered now for my real game room. This one we put in our second living room. Gaming on it with a Hi-def sound system is just pure epic. http://i29.photobucket.com/... http://i29.photobucket.com/...
Thats what i'm getting. Its not the most stylish looking tv (average looking) but it has had great reviews, almost unanimous praise. I think a tv's main function should be to watch tv, i would never buy a tv with the sole purpose of playing games. Playing games is something i take into consideration when buying the tv. There is no ultimate gaming tv, because everybody has different tastes. I for one really dislike the style of the tv shown in the article, i think i would rather not have it than have to spend all my time staring at a pig ugly tv. I really like philips styling, they are the best. But the last philips tv i had was below average on performance.
there all 120 hz my lg is a led sl90 my sony is a bravia lcd n my samsung is a ln46 lcd i have too say samsung is perfect i like them all but samsung has it from uncharted to killzone to god of war even mass effect n gears it takes the cake and for everyone who havent played with sony's motion flow or lg's tru motion or samsungs auto motion it has the ability too create a depth of field effect on third person games "alot of people like it to a 3d effect " that im pretty used to now but when first viewed is downright amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! if u can afford it treat yourself to a 120hz tru motion auto motion or motion flow tv it really is hot!!!!!!!!
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