plasma for gaming?? any good

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by binnn4, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. binnn4

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    Are plasma any good for gaming
    there are some good 1080p plasma from pioneer and panasonic
    will there be a burn in problem
    am I better off with and LCD for gaming???
     
  2. pjskel

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    This topic has been discussed more than plenty in various threads - so rather than starting yet another, use the search function and post the question in whichever thread seems appropriate.
    Or simply read and absorb the wealth of info and opinion in those threads.
    Sorry if that sounds off-handed, but it's frustrating seeing the same type of questions from new members, when a bit of research would find their answers.

    There's a reason a number of threads relating to a particular brand or model has 10, 20, 30, + pages - there's a lot of discussion about numerous aspects which those threads have answered. Join in the discussion if there's something not fully explained or a question you have that has been answered in them.

    Gaming is so general as well, so you may want to consider specifying what type - PC or console(s).
    Other things to provide info is budget, distance sat from screen, position of screen relative to windows, heaters, etc., and what sources you'll be hooking up to it.
     
  3. jezzer256

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    Welcome to the forums mate :thumbsup:

    As said above, it would be better to trawl through the pages of archieved discussion, but I know how boring that can be. If you're talking about PC gaming, there are several issues you need to consider:

    1. The resolution. 1080p is 1920 x 1200 which is a high resolution to play PC games at; especially the more demanding ones. You'll need a more than decent PC to get good frame rates for first person shooters with that!

    2. The response time. This is more of a issue for some than for others, but I think Plasma's response times are pretty long?

    3. The practicality! Where are you going to put a 42" Plasma, with a keyboard and mouse in front of it?! You'd have to sit a long way away to get the best setup, meaning the screen seems smaller anyway and you might as well go for a smaller dedicated computer screen manufactured for gaming purposes.

    Hope this helps!

    Jez
     
  4. choddo2006

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    2. what? LCD has far worse response times than plasma.

    Anyway, I'm assuming he means consoles. binnn4, get a good screen on decent settings and you won't get image retention.

    A search for PS3 or xbox 360 will probably tell you a lot.
     

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