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Interesting question here, using the search feature isn't turning up many good results for me. My system below I play on a 7 year old 32" 720p LCD TV, with a VGA cable. Yes you can smack me now. wink.gif

The thing is with my current setup in my apartment a 32" TV works perfect. I would really like to find an affordable 32" 1080p 120hz TV (LED or LCD-LED) that's gaming worthy. Does anyone have any recommendations? What should I look for in terms of response time? Also how can I be sure it will be in 120hz mode when using computer/games? I've read sometimes they switch between 60hz and 120hz, so I want to be sure it's a "true 120hz TV"

Thanks guys!

*EDIT* and oh why 32"...it's the best size for my viewing distance. I really do not want a bigger TV than that.
Edited by morrow - 2/5/13 at 2:14pm
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are you using a console? if so 120hz is completely unnecessary. to check if your pc is outputting 120hz, firstly your gpu must be able to do so, as well as fps at 120 for the game you are playing.
personally i prefer panasonic as a brand, but most will choose samsung nowadays as they're typically high quality and fairly cheap.
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-VIERA-TC-L32X5-32-Inch-LED-LCD/dp/B00752R89C
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are you using a console? if so 120hz is completely unnecessary.
personally i prefer panasonic as a brand, but most will choose samsung nowadays as they're typically high quality and fairly cheap.
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-VIERA-TC-L32X5-32-Inch-LED-LCD/dp/B00752R89C

If he is using a console 1080p is completely unnecessary...
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I have a TC-L32X2 (older model of the one linked) and the color Red is a bit too strong on the panel; I'm not sure if they've fixed that issue on the newer ones but it's still a fantastic TV.
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OK let me add more info. This is for my PC. You can see my PC specs below. My video card should be able to output 120hz. This is not for a console. I do not own a console.

It seems 32" 1080p 120hz TVs are few far and inbetween. Most have larger screen sizes. I guess I could get used to that. What should I look for in terms of response times on the TVs?

So yes, 1080p is critical for me.
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All TV's are 60hz, only monitors with TN panels up to 27" support 120-144hz and they only work on PC. Consoles are capped @60hz. TV's with xxxhz use frame interpolation which adds input lag and motion artifacts during games.

I have a Samsung UN32EH5300, it has the same performance as the one in this UK review:

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/samsung-ue32eh5000-ue40eh5000-201212192466.htm

It has low input lag when the PC mode is enabled and works properly with PC's which is rare...it is probably the best 32" you will find for gaming. It has good color presets and deep blacks too.
Edited by MenacingTuba - 2/5/13 at 2:32pm
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All TV's are 60hz, only monitors with TN panels up to 27" support 120-144hz and they only work on PC. Consoles are capped @60hz. TV's with xxxhz use frame interpolation which adds input lag and motion artifacts during games.

I have a Samsung UN32EH5300, it has the same performance as the one in this UK review:

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/samsung-ue32eh5000-ue40eh5000-201212192466.htm

It has low input lag when the PC mode is enabled and works properly with PC's which is rare...it is probably the best 32" you will find for gaming. It has good color presets and deep blacks too.
This is very awesome info. I am reading more about "true 120hz" now.

One of my problems is my current TV I get tearing in source games; especially CS:GO and L4D2. If I turn vsync on in those games I get bigtime mouse lag, unplayable. Does this TV have that problem? Or does it work fine with vsync off in source games?
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Edited by morrow - 2/5/13 at 2:57pm
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Enabling double buffered vsync=major lag with all displays, tripple buffering is better. Most games will tear when Vsync is disabled, nothing you can do about that. There is no way of knowing how much input lag a 7 year old TV has so I can't provide a concrete answer, but I will say that the input lag on the UN32EH5300 is pretty much as low as it gets for TV's these days.
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Enabling double buffered vsync=major lag with all displays, tripple buffering is better. Most games will tear when Vsync is disabled, nothing you can do about that. There is no way of knowing how much input lag a 7 year old TV has so I can't provide a concrete answer, but I will say that the input lag on the UN32EH5300 is pretty much as low as it gets for TV's these days.
Is there a 32" TV similar to this yet 120hz? The reason I ask is because if I quit using it for gaming eventually it would be nice to use the 120hz TV to watch movies on.

So is there a similar 120hz 1080p TV? That's good for gaming? And can run at 60hz while gaming to reduce mouse input lag?
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