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I connected my 40" Samsung 3D HDTV 120hz LED to my computer and it seems to be great for pc gaming, but i'm wondering if there are any limitations to doing this. So far it seems like having an IPS type monitor with 120hz all in one which should be a great advantage, correct?
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TVs have pretty high response times IIRC, so not ideal. Some newer TVs are up to even 80ms!
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I believe those tvs only run at 60hz and the tv creates its own images to fill in the gaps to make it 120hz. If thats the case with your tv it could cause some lag because of the buffer the television uses to generate the extra frames.
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I believe those tvs only run at 60hz and the tv creates its own images to fill in the gaps to make it 120hz. If thats the case with your tv it could cause some lag because of the buffer the television uses to generate the extra frames.
Good point - I can't believe I forgot this! The majority of 120Hz TVs don't produce true 120Hz either, they just render the same frame twice (this information is in the sticky at the top of this section).
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I believe those tvs only run at 60hz and the tv creates its own images to fill in the gaps to make it 120hz. If thats the case with your tv it could cause some lag because of the buffer the television uses to generate the extra frames.
I think you're right. I think it's called something like "frame interpolation". Sony calls it "True Motion" and it looks very unnatural so I just have it turned off. I don't know if ANY TVs are TRUE 120Hz unlike the 120Hz computer monitors.
    
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Is there a program I can download that tells me what my response time is on my HDTV?
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Is there a program I can download that tells me what my response time is on my HDTV?
Not that I'm aware of - but if you're lucky enough you can find out through a thorough review online.
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I'm currently on a 40" Sony 3D TV. I've been running Nvidia 3d Vision on this for the last couple of days. I've never gamed in 3D before so this looks awesome to me and it cost me nothing (glasses free with TV).

However all the awesomeness aside, this just doesn't feel right. I think its in part due to the fact that my TV is in its normal place, i.e. not on a table/desk like a computer monitor would be.
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I'm currently on a 40" Sony 3D TV. I've been running Nvidia 3d Vision on this for the last couple of days. I've never gamed in 3D before so this looks awesome to me and it cost me nothing (glasses free with TV).

However all the awesomeness aside, this just doesn't feel right. I think its in part due to the fact that my TV is in its normal place, i.e. not on a table/desk like a computer monitor would be.
That sir would probably be the input lag.
    
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40" w/ 1080p rez == big pixels but I guess you would be sitting back a ways so I doubt it would make much of a difference.
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