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I was looking at buying a new TV for my bedroom which I would connect my HTPC server to and I was curious about response times. I suppose faster is better, but is there a noticable difference if I were to game on a 37" LCD 720p with 5ms response time vs. One with an 8ms response time. I was looking at the 37" LG 37lc7d with a 5ms response time, but didn't know if a TV with up to an 8ms response time would suffice.
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You might want to be careful with ghosting, but I think 8MS isn't bad. I used to game on a 17" 8MS and never had any problems. The larger screen is what is in question though. How much cheaper are we looking at?
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8MS is fine but you can notice black "bluring" with 8ms, nothing huge.

<6MS is the sweet spot though.
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Price isn't necessary the issue. The LG is actually priced quite well with respect to response time. It has about the fastest response time and is one of the cheapest. I read reviews on it and they seem to be quite good. I was just doing my research and wanted to consider other brands that may be considered higher quality for a similar price, but where the only major difference is in response time.
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post #5 of 8
Playing on 8MS is fine.

Just a BTW that the advised response time is 99.99% of the time BLB (Black to Black). So the "real" response time from color to color is more.
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post #6 of 8
Agreed. 8ms you may see some artifacts. Look in my sig for a nice detailed guide of TV tech. I would buy lower than 8ms if i were you. What is your budget?
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I don't necessarily have a budget. I always go with the "Bang for the buck" moto and so I'm willing to spend more for something that is worth it. This is the TV I'm considering and based on the reviews all over the web and the features I think its a good choice. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889005009
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Originally Posted by i_ame_killer_2 View Post
Playing on 8MS is fine.

Just a BTW that the advised response time is 99.99% of the time BLB (Black to Black). So the "real" response time from color to color is more.
I believe most advertised response times are Grey-to-Grey (GTG) since these tend to be the fastest times.
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