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I'm looking to use a TV screen as a monitor. Using this, i figured out the optimal size is 42" to 55" and using this, i figured out which TV's are best for gaming.

Problem is, all the non 3D TV's (i cant go 3D because i suffer from chronic migraines and 3D apparently triggers them) have low refresh rates (they start at 23ms).

Just how bad is 23ms for fast paced FPS games? In particul online FPS games?

Does anyone know of any 42" to 55" non 3D tv's that have less than 23ms response time?
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Only you can determine how much input lag is too much input lag. Non-Sony TV's use LED PWM Dimming or Flicker which ruins motion clarity and makes some people suffer from health issues like headaches and/or eyestrain:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/97364704@N08/16320517710/

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/content/pulse_width_modulation.htm#side_effects

2015 Sony TV's have higher input lag than the 2014 models, and new models will be out in a month or two which makes waiting the best option if desperate to own a large display. Unfortunately the most in depth TV reviewers still ignore PWM, but it's easy to tell from Rtings Response Time pictures if a TV uses PWM or not since those which use PWM suffer from double-tripple letter ghosting instead of looking naturally blurred:

PWM Free Sony vs Samsung with PWM

The eye sees blur on top of the double image ghosting when viewing displays with PWM. If you really want to play FPS games buy a monitor instead since there are tons of PWM/Flicker Free options with great image quality and low input lag. The BenQ BL3201PH supports Free-Sync, is Flicker Free, has low input lag, outstanding image quality and minimal ghosting. Acer sells a G-Sync equivalent, the XB321HK with the same features.
Edited by MenacingTuba - 2/25/16 at 12:42am
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