Looking for a 1080p 50" £630 max budget

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  1. AstraK

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    On the market for the above now i have a bit of money to spend. So the tv will be used for:

    PS4
    Xbox One at some point
    HD movies
    Freeview sometimes
    Possibly 3d movies though i'm still well on the fence with that, so i'd consider 3D a bonus but not a requirement.

    Primarily for gaming really. I want to buy one soon in preparation for the new consoles.
    Budget absolute max £630, and at least a 50" TV. My current set is a 32" LCD 720p so i feel this would be a decent upgrade.

    Are there any regarded as the best? Also, when is the best time to buy? I'm unsure whether to wait until around xmas time when prices might come down?
    Thanks
     
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    Plasma but will struggle for your budget.. If you want the best, that is probably closer to 40-42" money

    Do some research and come back with a short list :)

    You could look at this - there is a review and also owner feedback in plasma forum http://www.richersounds.com/product/tv---all/lg/50ph660v/lg-50ph660v

    Or this has positive feedback on here if 46" sufficient http://www.ebuyer.com/491731-samsung-46-f5000-series-5-led-tv-ue46f5000akxxu Look at Ossie77's thread

    Prices are typically lowest around Easter in readiness for the new models. Just need to keep an eye out for sales
     
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    I was hoping someone might chime in with a set they own
     
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    i only buy new
     
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    Best put a list together and then look in the owner thread or ask here for specific advice. Budget really is rather small as you may find when you look around
     
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    If it's mainly gaming then Sony W series models are the best by far this year for next to no input lag. Unfortunately your budget is not really going to get you a 50" screen. You would be able to afford a 42" tv like the sony W6 at £550. I believe they have just released a 50" version of the sony W6 but i think it will be over budget. I think you really may have to settle for 42" on any make of lcd.
     
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    LCD? I thought plasma are best for gaming for the least input lag?
     
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    Usually but not this year, Sonys are beating all but they're expensive for the bigger screens
     
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    Panasonic plasma was the king for input lag but now they reside in about the mid 20ms, the lowest plasma they did before was 16ms but the sonys have smashed that with 6-8 ms across there whole W series line of tvs. The cheapest W6 models having 6ms of lag.
     
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    What is considered too much input lag for gaming?
     
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    Serious gamers say 30+ I think for online, football, FPS etc
     
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    If i got something like the TX-L50B6B, would it have high input lag?
     
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    Yeah i have done but i couldnt find anything to do with input lag and blur. Like the look of the PS51F5500 but again its a bit of a mixed bag.
    Still unsure on 3D or not to bother with it.
     
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    Given your budget and needs, I wouldn't bother with 3D

    To note - there is no perfect TV for all uses especially for £630 :)
     
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    Is blur really an issue on modern day sets? I cant say i ever notice it when they play football feeds and things in tv stores...
     
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    I have never had an issue with blur on Sky HD myself - SD is very different
     

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