Best televisions for playing video games

A good gaming TV will also be able to handle having parts of the image, such as the Heads Up Display, remain static for extended periods. With the burn in protection in modern plasmas this shouldn’t be a problem as long as you stick with a name brand.

These are some of the top TV sets to use for gaming purposes.

Vizio E500i-B1

The Vizio E500i-B1 has a dedicated picture mode for gaming. This is for optimal performance when it comes to input lag. The TV responds fairly well in our tests. We measured input lag at 40ms. That is not too bad at all for the average to hardcore console gamer. Shooters, racing, and action games play just fine on this TV. 30ms and below are considered excellent measurements, so this Vizio stands with the best of them.

Samsung UN46H7150

This is a great gaming TV, very enjoyable once you have the right settings. The strongest in the market LED edge backlight and black levels really give this Samsung an edge in picture quality over every other LED TV in the market. The 46H7150 has best in class color and contrast that create superior images and the light flow through the the LED backlights is amazing.

Sony KDL-48W600B

Sony LED TVs are always an excellent option for gaming. Color rendition is realistic and not over saturated from the Custom picture setting. The TV calibrated near D6500K even though there is only a 2 point white balance control setting on this TV. The custom setting is set fairly close to D6500 from the start so you really only need some minor tweaks to get there. There plenty of choices for picture modes to get just the right picture.

Panasonic TC-P42S60

This feature is really just the name of a plasma TVs refresh rate. Plasma TVs have always had a better refresh rate over LCD and LEDs simply because the display technology in plasma sets. The 600Hz sub-field drive in the TC-P42S60 handles fast action and side to side panning like the best of them. It lacks the 2500 focused-field drive of the ST60, but 600Hz is enough to handle the needs for most.

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