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  1. #1

    Evening all,
    In the new year I will be replacing my current 22" monitor and am looking to get an LCD HD TV to use instead.
    I have it narrowed down to two models.
    The LG 37LH3000
    and the more expensive Samsung LE37B651T

    Not having the biggest budget ideally I'd like to go for the first but as am using it for gaming at high resolutions with max effects etc, particularly shooters, I don't want to spend less and suffer poor performance. Any thoughts?

    Also the LG appears to only have a VGA input as opposed to the Samsung's DVI will this make any difference performance/fps wise?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. #2

    Hey bud, spec wise, the LG's actually far the better TV for gaming,
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  3. #3

    In my family we have 2 LG and 2 Samsung LCD TVs.
    The LG's are brighter and sharper. Slight ghosting is noticeable on one of the samsungs.
    Whatever upscaling is used on the LG is much smoother than the samsungs blocky upscaling.
    The LG's were the cheaper sets.
    Two friends are getting a tv next week. After seeing our screens their getting an LG.
    GET THE LG
    Have I made my point?
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  4. #4

    To be honest, LG are overpriced. There are cheaper, lesser known brand TV's that are just as good if not better.

    The vital stats for televisions are:

    cd/m2 - I think its something like crystal diodes per square metre. The more the better

    Contrast Ratio - contrast between various shades, especially important for dark pictures. I suppose the bog standard is 500:1. My current TV has that. Its very blocky in dark scenes.

    Comparatively, the new LED TV's have contrast rations of 2,000,000:1

    Response Time - in ms. Lower the better. eg 4 milliseconds is faster than 5ms.

    Screen Size - inches. Depends on what room you're putting it in and what your budget is. 32" is more than enough for most people. Plus I think at that size the price:value ratio is the best.

    Also a note on your gaming:

    Connect the PC to the TV via HDMI. There are graphics cards (ATI brand - HD 4000 series) that allow you to play audio through the HDMI cable. Which gives you a full HD picture and audio all with one cable.

    Alternatively, most TV's have an audio socket next to the VGA port. That requires a 3.5mm to 3.5mm jack cable. Picture quality might not be as good as with HDMI but you don't need to buy a new graphics card to use it (assuming you don't already have an ATI HD series card).

    If you can afford an LED TV then they are definitely the way to go. Also a good place to buy TV's from (and most other electricals) is:

    Televisions | Television | TVs | TV | Plasma Televisions | LCD Televisions - Ebuyer.com

    (Already searched TV's for you)

    Either choose your perferred size or price range on the left hand side. Then sort by lowest price or reviews.

    I'm after one of these:

    Sharp LC32LE700E 32" LED Freeview 100hz Full HD 1920x1080 450cd/m2 2,000,000:1 4ms HDMI USB Black/Blue 1 Year Warranty *100 CASHBACK* - Ebuyer

    Maybe after Christmas!
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  5. #5

    Thanks a lot for the comments guys. I think I will be getting the LG however Amtech I will be looking again at the stats you mentioned. Many thanks.
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  6. #6

    Quote Originally Posted by Amtech, post: 437085
    Connect the PC to the TV via HDMI. There are graphics cards (ATI brand - HD 4000 series) that allow you to play audio through the HDMI cable. Which gives you a full HD picture and audio all with one cable.
    Regards this I have a decent sound system for my PC already so will not be needing audio. My one query is with performance loss through VGA as opposed to a DVI input.
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  7. #7

    I wrote my earlier post without checking the link. The LG actually looks pretty good although I wonder how it achieves the 50,000:1 contrast ratio.

    As for VGA versus DVI...the only problem with VGA is that you can get some interference eg slight blurring and/or flickering. Also the DVI picture is slightly more crisp.

    You can also buy VGA to DVI adapters or DVI to HDMI if you wanted to. They're around 5-8 each.
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  8. #8

    So VGA to DVI adapter would give as good a picture as proper DVI?
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  9. #9

    Yes.

    Also, instead of adapters there are VGA to DVI cables which from what I've seen give better quality and are about the same price as the adapter.

    I bought mine from Cheap Laptops, Hard Drives, LCD Monitors, TVs, Televisions, Netbooks and more at Ebuyer.com
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  10. #10

    Quote Originally Posted by Amtech, post: 437420
    Yes.

    Also, instead of adapters there are VGA to DVI cables which from what I've seen give better quality and are about the same price as the adapter.

    I bought mine from Cheap Laptops, Hard Drives, LCD Monitors, TVs, Televisions, Netbooks and more at Ebuyer.com
    You star, thanks a lot. Regards the screen I think will spend a bit extra on the next model up. Looks nice and better specs
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