|Let me just leave this here. Different, but perhaps worthy of consideration.|
Interesting, I did read around a bit, but the refresh rate is at 30Hz supposedly and I don't really trust it. If I can get a TV like that, that cheap, it's probably due to cheap components, also 4K is pretty useless on a 50".
|3D adds a significant number to the price, so you should consider if you're actually going to use it. Specs like 3D and 4K are only really significant if the content is there. Watching converted 2D content or upscaled 1080p images won't do the higher price justice in my opinion.|
I can tell you now, I am probably never going to use 3D at all, but pretty much every TV in my price range comes with it, so it's a little unavoidable. I'll try find one without though.
|If you're going to use it for video games, you might consider input lag as well. The excellent hdtvtest.co.uk have just published a database of input lag values for every TV they've ever reviewed.|
Thank you very much for that, lag input is actually pretty important to me as of a few weeks ago when my plasma got cracked. I had owned on Call Of Duty for a long time before I played on my Plasma, then I did and I got worse, I thought it was just me. But nope, when my Plasma broke and I went back to CRT, the difference was instant, I conistently beat the sh*t out of people again, so I will likely continue playing COD on my CRT but I will play other games on my new TV for visual reasons because COD looks sh*t anyway. I don't mind too much about input lag for other games because they aren't so reflex based, but it's a handy chart to have anyway. I was reading around and came across information about different types of panels, IPS and such, and also that Plasma has less input lag and as I was talking about before, a faster pixel response time, any idea about that? (The IPS panel thing) I'll do some reading, but if you have any information that'd be great.
|Oh yeah, in that regard: whether you should turn motion interpolation on or off is debatable, but you should definitely turn it off when you're playing games. It looks like crap and adds input lag.|
Alright, thanks for the tip, I was actually going to leave it on for games, but if it adds input lag, perhaps not. For Television, hopefully I can find sliders for it so I can strike a balance point.
|On the topic of LCD vs plasma: my only experience is going from a cheap LCD to an expensive plasma and especially the black values were like night and day. Like ink drops on my screen inlove.gif|
I can't comment on LED though
LED has improved a lot, that's for sure, I know what you mean about the older LCD's (ugh *shivers*) but yeah, I am not sure how much they've improved, because all the stores either have all the settings all the way up, or they are f*cking stupid and have the input coming in a 576i or some sh*t like that making the displays look rubbish (Yes, two stores I visited actually do this.)
I'll have to make the choice when I am ready to buy so I can flaunt my cash and have them show me all the settings and everything while they push the sale.
Quick edit: According to this site you linked me, Samsung are better with Black Levels than other LED companies, which is good because I was looking at Samsungs to start with anyway, however my issue is that the model I wanted to purchase has a shocking 40ms of input lag! No way! As it turns out, the more expensive the TV, the higher the input lag which is a shame.
EDIT: Here is the TV I am getting, I am deadset on it now. I won't be buying it just yet. It is the Samsung UEFO6400 40" LED/LCD. $980, 3D, Smart TV, 40ms input lag and the best blacks out of any TV in a similar price range.
It's actually a bargain for what it is, it is the one I was looking at before I made this topic actually.http://www.hdtvtest....01305042929.htm
Edited by finn4life, 26 July 2013 - 04:15 AM.