Discuss Your Gaming Environments and AV Setups
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by lordofduct Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:29 am

solidunit wrote:I'm using a Dell 2407WFP LCD panel. Just got it last week, got the PS2 and 360 hooked up to it. Here's some pics I took of it running SC3 and GT4:

The 360 is hooked up on the VGA port and looks incredible.


I got the 3007WFP

But alas it doesn't have all those inputs on it. But hey the 30 inch 2560X1600 display is freaking amazing. I'm kinda pissed that Dell recently dropped the price of the thing from 1700 down to like 1450. GRRRR, If I just waited a few months I would of saved 250 dollars! Damn it all to hell.

In my living room I have a 720p/1080i 60 inch JVC CRT projection television. I love the thing... it is what I play all my video games on. Oh dear do I love it!
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by ocean Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:47 am

Nope may get one soon
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by 4ppleseed Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:52 am

I don't know much about flat screens or digital TV doodars.

What I do know is that people are going crazy for them, so I wonder down to Tottenham Court Road (the electronics centre of London) and have a look around. They have massive Sony this and Samsung that ... but if you look at the actually image its terrible.

All movement is blurry as hell and there are strange digital artefacts around moving objects. Even on the latest expensive Sony screens (£1600!) the image just looks 'digital' and you can see the individual pixels. I seriously think the technology just hasn't matured yet and its gonna take a good year or two until the image quality is really sharp and clear.
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by lordofduct Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:58 pm

4ppleseed wrote:I don't know much about flat screens or digital TV doodars.

What I do know is that people are going crazy for them, so I wonder down to Tottenham Court Road (the electronics centre of London) and have a look around. They have massive Sony this and Samsung that ... but if you look at the actually image its terrible.

All movement is blurry as hell and there are strange digital artefacts around moving objects. Even on the latest expensive Sony screens (£1600!) the image just looks 'digital' and you can see the individual pixels. I seriously think the technology just hasn't matured yet and its gonna take a good year or two until the image quality is really sharp and clear.


There's a problem when comparing picture quality at a store. You need to ask them how it is they hooked up their system. Most of them use analog splitters that take on analog signal and split it amongst several TVs... some even cheaper stores don't even use HDTV signals and only hook up using S-vid or something. Both not using proper HDTV signal, or splitting the signal will reduce quality.

I know that on my TV I get no artifacts. Especially from my XBOX360. God does that thing look gorgeous. I even went out and got the HD-DVD player for it... and even though I only have a 720p television you really can see the difference.
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by Daigr Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:35 am

I'm getting this LCD today my order is finally in

40" Samsung LN-S4051D

Any suggestions for hook-ups for my systems?

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by lordofduct Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:00 pm

eeeyyy... now that is how you play video games!

It's funny, the XBOX360 HD-DVD player looks like a book... or as Adny said, the bible. I think he is on crack though.

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by 4ppleseed Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:06 am

lordofduct wrote:
4ppleseed wrote:I don't know much about flat screens or digital TV doodars.

What I do know is that people are going crazy for them, so I wonder down to Tottenham Court Road (the electronics centre of London) and have a look around. They have massive Sony this and Samsung that ... but if you look at the actually image its terrible.

All movement is blurry as hell and there are strange digital artefacts around moving objects. Even on the latest expensive Sony screens (£1600!) the image just looks 'digital' and you can see the individual pixels. I seriously think the technology just hasn't matured yet and its gonna take a good year or two until the image quality is really sharp and clear.


There's a problem when comparing picture quality at a store. You need to ask them how it is they hooked up their system. Most of them use analog splitters that take on analog signal and split it amongst several TVs... some even cheaper stores don't even use HDTV signals and only hook up using S-vid or something. Both not using proper HDTV signal, or splitting the signal will reduce quality.

I know that on my TV I get no artifacts. Especially from my XBOX360. God does that thing look gorgeous. I even went out and got the HD-DVD player for it... and even though I only have a 720p television you really can see the difference.


The thing is, my uncle has some massive Sony Bravia thing in his front room and it too suffers from the blur and artefacts.

I'm really not convinced by it all and the moment. I reckon give it two years and big screens will be clearer, cheaper and brighter.
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by neohx_7 Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:21 pm

Most HDTVs have issues with 480i and below material. I would strongly recommend reading up at AVSforums before you purchase a hdtv for gaming.

Good place to start:
HDTVs and Video Game Lag: The Problem and the Solution.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=558125
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by rbenchley Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:59 pm

I purchased a 51" Hitachi CRT rear-projection set from Circuit City for $799. The set has one HDMI input, 2 component, and 5 composite/S-Video inputs. The TV will handle 480i/480p/720p/1080i. The picture is absolutely gorgeous and you cannot beat it for the money. The only drawback is the size of the unit. It's 21" deep, and it ways 150lb. It was a pain in the ass getting it up the stairs to my apartment, but it was well worth the effort. My Xbox and PS2 games look amazing on the set, and I'll be picking up a Xbox360 very soon. If anyone here is looking at getting a HDTV, I would advise you to look at avsforum.com They have forums for every type of HDTV and a section just for HD gaming. You'll find a lot of good advice on what to look for and what to avoid.
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by metaleggman Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:09 pm

neohx_7 wrote:Most HDTVs have issues with 480i and below material. I would strongly recommend reading up at AVSforums before you purchase a hdtv for gaming.

Good place to start:
HDTVs and Video Game Lag: The Problem and the Solution.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=558125

actually, most HDTVs with problems have them with LDTV content from what I have heard. Usually 480i just looks poor on the sets considering all of the processing the TV must do on the image, combined with the poor video processors cheaper TVs have. That's why if you buy a pretty inexpensive HDTV, don't skimp out on a nice A/V Receiver. Also, I'd advise looking at the Xbox 360 forum over there so you can get a 1080p that can play 360. :D
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