11-26-2012 12:43 PM
I already have a 22" screen Emerson HDTV that I've been playing PS3 and PS2 on for the last year, but my eyesight is getting worse (I wear glasses) and I really want/need a slightly bigger screen HDTV for Christmas. I have the PS3 plugged into the HDMI slot (1080i on this TV) and the PS2 into the component slot. I have a fairly small space in my encased entertainment desk to put this TV, so I can't go any bigger than a 26" screen and that's pushing it to the limit. A 24" would probably fit better, but would I notice much difference in size?.
This will be a gift for me from my family, so I've been given a price limit of no more than $199.99 tops. I've been looking in local stores and online and I'm having a hard time finding what I need. I'm currently looking at a Toshiba 24" screen 1080p for the price I listed above, a Panasonic 24" screen 1080p (for slightly less), or an Insignia 26" screen 1080p (on ebay). Those seem to be my only choices in the price range for a new TV. I've read online articles about lag time between the game consoles and the TVs, so I'm not sure which is the best. This problem usually isn't mentioned in most TV descriptions online, so it's hard to know which one to buy.
Can anyone tell me which one of these TVs is best for my PS3 and PS2 gaming? Or is there another brand of TV that is better? If so, which website is it on?
11-26-2012 01:07 PM
Any Sony TV that supports the console is best, because it may have features specific to the console. I currently have a Sony Bravia HD TV and a Samsung HD TV, and as much as it hurts me to say this, my Samsung TV has a much better picture.
11-26-2012 01:18 PM
I use my PS3 for gaming on an Insignia 32" HDTV 1080p.
I paid $320 for it, but im sure you can find similar sizes with 1080p within your budget.
11-26-2012 09:08 PM - edited 11-26-2012 09:11 PM
I appreciate the replies so far. The problem with buying a Sony or Samsung is that I can't find a new (unused) one of either brand in a 24" or 26" that has 1080p or for under $200. Most of them have only 720p and cost more than 200 bucks. (Keep in mind that I need it that small for the space that I have. Sony's webstore doesn't list anything under 32".) I know that most PS3 games are in 720p only, but there are a few (like the Call of Duty games) that are in 1080p and I don't want to be cheated on resolution. I've checked Amazon, ebay, and several other sites.
The Insignia one that I'm looking at is a 26" with 1080p (the only one I can find within my price range), but I've read on one site that it's a lower quality TV than most name brands. I only saw that on one site, so I don't know if it's true or not. I can't find any official reviews of Insignia 26" TVs (or reviews of any 26" TVs of any brand).
Anyway, I think I've ruled out the Panasonic that I mentioned earlier, because of some negative reviews that I read. So, it seems to be between the Toshiba 24" and the Insignia 26" (both 1080p). If anyone has any more input on this, please let me know.
11-26-2012 11:25 PM - edited 11-26-2012 11:28 PM
you could look into sony's official ps3 3d led display... not bad specs for the price.... the size is in ur range as well
11-27-2012 06:41 AM
Any 720p tv being that small you will want 720p tv.
he wants 1080p, so thats what we're going to help him find.
You're simply an idiot.
11-27-2012 07:05 AM - edited 11-27-2012 08:17 AM
46 inch, 1080p is going to take the feature in the tv settings, where you can display native for ps3. Dont listen to Grey, I know what im talking about. A small 1080p isnt good for ps3. It will be a small enough of a display viewing the tv in native 720p. So you will want to go bigger with a 1080p. If you dont go bigger you will regret it.
A 46 inch 1080p tv, provided it has the setting to veiw the native of the signal being recieved? Will be 26 to 30 inches to view 720p. A small 26inch 1080p tv provided it has the setting to view the native of a signal feature? Will be Tiny to view it in 720p.
If you want small go with 720p, if the main purpose is ps3. Most all games are 720p for this system. My tv can take advantage of both though, provided you dont mind looking at 720p games in a 26 to 30 inch rectange inside the 1080p screen? Its a KDL-46V5100 Bravia. I got that baby set up to go native of every signal thrown at it. It has technical issues keeping up with ps3s constant changes of signals though. Sound goes out rarely when going in and out of 720p games. However all you have to do is shut it off and turn it back on to fix it. This has always been the case though with ps3 and my tv though, even if set the tv to blow up the 720p signal to fill the entire surface, instead of viewing the native of every signal. Ive always had issues with sound from what i believe is the changing of all the signals the ps3 does.
I know Grey is just dieing to troll my expertise and or report it?
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