Overclock.net › Forums › Consumer Electronics › HDTV › HDTV shopping
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

HDTV shopping

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I find myself at a loss...I'm looking for a TV to use as my HTPC/gaming screen and I really haven't the first clue as to what I'm looking for. Budget is $700, and I've come up with:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/LG-47LS4500-47-1080p-120Hz-Edge-2D-LED-HDTV-1.4-ultra-slim/21693003

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007EM7NES/ref=gno_cart_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Any other suggestions? I'm looking for 1080p, 120hz, and anything between 42" and 55"
Cpt Obvious
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II P920 1440 Mobility Radeon HD 5650 AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
8 GB DDR3 750 GB DVD burner w/ Lightscribe Windows 7 Professional 
Monitor
15.6" 
  hide details  
Reply
Cpt Obvious
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II P920 1440 Mobility Radeon HD 5650 AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
8 GB DDR3 750 GB DVD burner w/ Lightscribe Windows 7 Professional 
Monitor
15.6" 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 6
Samsung 46" 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889102671R
The Money Trap
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930k ASUS Rampage IV Extreme 2 x EVGA GTX680SC+ Signature SLI 4 x 4GB G.Skill DDR3 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Games = Crucial 256GB M4 SSD OS = Samsung 256GB 830 SSD Backup Western Digital HDDs  Samsung 223 
CoolingOSOSOS
Corsair H100 push/pull fans Win 7 x64 Ultimate  Ubuntu Win 8 x64 Enterprise w/Classic Shell via Oracle... 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win Server 2012 via Oracle VirtualBox Dell U2711 2560x1440 Antec TPQ 1200W Cooler Master HAF 932 
  hide details  
Reply
The Money Trap
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930k ASUS Rampage IV Extreme 2 x EVGA GTX680SC+ Signature SLI 4 x 4GB G.Skill DDR3 2133 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Games = Crucial 256GB M4 SSD OS = Samsung 256GB 830 SSD Backup Western Digital HDDs  Samsung 223 
CoolingOSOSOS
Corsair H100 push/pull fans Win 7 x64 Ultimate  Ubuntu Win 8 x64 Enterprise w/Classic Shell via Oracle... 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win Server 2012 via Oracle VirtualBox Dell U2711 2560x1440 Antec TPQ 1200W Cooler Master HAF 932 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by OS-Wiz View Post

Samsung 46" 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889102671R

Shipping takes it out of my price range ($120!!!). Amazon ships free (I <3 Prime), local Wal-mart, and if I can find time to make the hour drive, Lexington has Best-Buy, HH Gregg, and perhaps more

Also managed to stumble across this
Edited by NFL - 2/23/13 at 1:53am
Cpt Obvious
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II P920 1440 Mobility Radeon HD 5650 AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
8 GB DDR3 750 GB DVD burner w/ Lightscribe Windows 7 Professional 
Monitor
15.6" 
  hide details  
Reply
Cpt Obvious
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II P920 1440 Mobility Radeon HD 5650 AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
8 GB DDR3 750 GB DVD burner w/ Lightscribe Windows 7 Professional 
Monitor
15.6" 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 6
What do you want the TV for?

Gaming, movies, word processing. A combination of all?

I recommend since one of them is available at Wally World, bring a Laptop with HDMI connection and a cable to the local world and test it first.

I always test with word pad using courier font in size 8 to check for sharpness. In terms of shadowing and refresh if its a true 120Hz HDTV you wont really notice this unless playing a game such as Deus EX or Half Life2. Games that has a focus on darkness. The shadowing isn't really all that bad imo.

What you'll be losing with a screen that large is sharpness. i personally found that beyond 32" on a TV the icons start becoming large and uncomfortable.

But the best case is to test the tv out with a laptop at the store.

my recommendation is Samsung or Sony. Samsung has provided me the best combination of sharpness and contrast. Sony give me crisp picture and very good refresh rates.

I recommend avoiding LG and Toshiba. Nothing wrong if you want a TV for movies and gaming on console, however for a pc monitor those are terrible for word processing and refresh rates.
Need a name
(20 items)
 
First WC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Z77 Professional Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengence CMZ12GX3M3A2000C10 ADATA SSD 120 ADATA SSD 120 ADATA SSD 120 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
ADATA SSD 120 ST3000dm001 LG BR-HD-RE XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir  
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech MCP655-B DangerDan CPU Block Win7 Professional Toshiba 32"  
KeyboardPowerCaseOther
Logitech Illuminated keyboard OCZ 850 Modular  CM Cosmos Razor Nostrum 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 2600 Z68 Pro3-M Intel HD Graphics 1000 (GT1) Radeon HD 6870 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  
OSOther
Window & (64bit) Home Premiun-whatever premium ... Razer Nostromo 
  hide details  
Reply
Need a name
(20 items)
 
First WC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Z77 Professional Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Vengence CMZ12GX3M3A2000C10 ADATA SSD 120 ADATA SSD 120 ADATA SSD 120 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
ADATA SSD 120 ST3000dm001 LG BR-HD-RE XSPC Dual 5.25" Bay Reservoir  
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech MCP655-B DangerDan CPU Block Win7 Professional Toshiba 32"  
KeyboardPowerCaseOther
Logitech Illuminated keyboard OCZ 850 Modular  CM Cosmos Razor Nostrum 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 2600 Z68 Pro3-M Intel HD Graphics 1000 (GT1) Radeon HD 6870 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  Kingston  
OSOther
Window & (64bit) Home Premiun-whatever premium ... Razer Nostromo 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
TV is for gaming/movies mostly and light browsing...everything else I can do on my laptop
Cpt Obvious
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II P920 1440 Mobility Radeon HD 5650 AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
8 GB DDR3 750 GB DVD burner w/ Lightscribe Windows 7 Professional 
Monitor
15.6" 
  hide details  
Reply
Cpt Obvious
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II P920 1440 Mobility Radeon HD 5650 AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
8 GB DDR3 750 GB DVD burner w/ Lightscribe Windows 7 Professional 
Monitor
15.6" 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
never mind
Edited by NFL - 2/24/13 at 2:24pm
Cpt Obvious
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II P920 1440 Mobility Radeon HD 5650 AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
8 GB DDR3 750 GB DVD burner w/ Lightscribe Windows 7 Professional 
Monitor
15.6" 
  hide details  
Reply
Cpt Obvious
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Phenom II P920 1440 Mobility Radeon HD 5650 AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
8 GB DDR3 750 GB DVD burner w/ Lightscribe Windows 7 Professional 
Monitor
15.6" 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: HDTV
Overclock.net › Forums › Consumer Electronics › HDTV › HDTV shopping