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LCD Versus Plasma For Gaming in 2010

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You can have the best gaming system available, but without the right television, you may not be happy with your overall gaming experience. In the past, you have invariably heard that LCD was better than plasma for gaming because of burn-in problems with early plasma televisions. Today’s plasma televisions don’t suffer from these setbacks, however. This makes the question of LCD or plasma for gaming a little different.

In order to choose the best screen for your gaming pleasure, you’re going to need to look at other issues besides image burn-in. For example, one way to determine which is going to be best is to think about your gaming environment. Do you like to game in the dark with all the lights out? (If so, a plasma HDTV may be the best option.) If you play during the day with lots of friends who will be looking at it from different angles, an LCD HDTV may be better for gaming.

Either way you go, you will want to invest the extra money for 1080p resolution. Some say they can’t see the difference, but when you hook up a modern gaming machine like the PS3, you’re going to see the difference. In some games you can really tell the difference. You will also want to get a quick refresh rate. Looking at contrast ratio is also important.

In 2010, the LCD or plasma for gaming question is really about personal preference – except for the viewing environment differences. Still, there are more options than ever for those who want to hook up their gaming console to the largest, brightest, clearest screen available. It is going to be interesting when the new 3D HDTV technology becomes more common. That may take console gaming at home to a whole new level.

Source by K. Paul Mallasch

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