Buying a tv for gaming while at grandma's


#1

The size is good, price is right ($219.00), and the specs look good (better than the 13-inch crt that’s there now). I’m not looking to spend much more than this. What do the pro’s think?

Newegg.com - Sceptre 24" 1080p Chrome LCD HDTV X240CC-FHD (click “check the specs” tab near center of page)

Or this…

http://www.amazon.com/Viewsonic-VX2450WM-LED-23-6-Inch-Widescreen-Speakers/dp/B003Y3BJ7S/ref=sr_1_11?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1291483412&sr=1-11


#2

Crappy brand, bad reviews…

This seems better, and has HDMI + speakers too. Cheaper price, better quality, name brand, it’s an asus it’s good…
Newegg.com - Asus VE248H Black 24" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 10,000,000:1


#3

Damn, that DOES seem better. Thank you!


#4

that’s a great price. I may have to snag a spare monitor. :slight_smile:


#5

Holy shit, a 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio? O_O

I love my Asus VH222H-P, but my only issue is that the contrast on it is too low and the darks just don’t look even at all. That looks like a REALLY nice monitor. I’ll keep that one in mind if I ever need to replace my current monitor.


#6

Contrast ratio these days means nothing if you’re really into TV specs. They’re all exagerated and usually not even true. Best to just get a reputable set and do your homework on the internet before you rush out and buy something.

My TV is is 15,000:1 contrast ratio, and my PC screen is 100,000:1, both look spot on when I test pure white/black comparisons.


#7

You’re absolutely correct. My faulty reasoning was based on the fact that Demon’s Souls looks uneven (meaning uneven lighting with visible gradients in dark areas) on my Asus monitor (with a 20,000:1 contrast ratio) but looks perfect on my Aquos (which has a 10,000:1 cr). For some reason I thought the Asus had a 6,000:1 cr. Yep. I’m just a dumbass with respect to TV quality. My bad.


#8

Oh, lol I didnt mean to direct anything towards you or make you feel bad. I just meant something like “You can only go so high these days until you’re just BS’ing your product’s numbers to look better”