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HELP ! - Please advise on optimum set up



Hi people - PLEASE can some one help me. I've waited years to splash out on a 360 and new TV - At last that time has come, but I'm lost trying to figure out what the optimum gaming experience is and how to achieve it. I've noticed a lot of 360 games say '60 Hertz Only' - but when checking LCD TV specs most are listed as 50Hertz. I understand you can change the settings on the console from 50 to 60 Hertz, but what's the use if the TV isn't a 60 or 100 Hertz TV ?

Do you need a 60 / 100 Hertz TV to get the best possible gaming experience ? - Also any suggestions on good gaming 32" Tv's would be much appreciated. Thanks.

PS - Does anyone else think the old CRT Tv's have a better picture quality then the latest LCD's. Every time I go into a shop I'm amazed / disgusted / appalled at how bad the demo TV's are. Even high end Sony's etc all seem to have atrocious picture quality eg - out of focus, blotchy, fuzzy, color saturation, noise etc etc. Does anyone else think there has been a mass 'brain washing' campaign to persuade people into believing the LCD / Plasma 'revolution' ? (I'm talking everyday TV, not HD gaming etc)


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Most, if not all, LCDs tvs nowadays are 50Hz AND 60Hz. You're tv must be 60Hz capable for some xbox 360 games.

The Samsung LE32R88BD is a good, cheap gaming tv, I have the 37" version and I cant fault it one bit with my 360 Elite. :smashin:
Especially with the optimal settings thread in the LCD forums, you'll get a stunning pic.

Shop tvs are not a good judging basis for tvs. Their settings are usually pumped up to high contrasts, sharpness, garish colors etc. You have to tweak the settings yourself to get a good picture. Some high end LCDs have great SD displaying abilities, such as the Sony KDL32D3000.

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