What are those TVs?
What is the flatscreen TV that i see near the XBOX 360 display at Best Buy. i see it everywhere when i see people using it to play games. it's not a huge tv.
I'm assuming Microsoft ships the same TV's with all of their kiosk units. The ones I see around here are small Samsung LCD's, like a 24" model I think.
If the bottom edge is angular (kinda triangular) with a circle about the size of a quarter, then it's a Samsung.
Or the TV shown here
Looks like a samsung to me
what kind though and is it good to buy for games?
[quoteb66e2f4e3d="mpbollywoodking"]what kind though and is it good to buy for games?[/quoteb66e2f4e3d]
he gave you a brand and approximate size.... go to Samsung.com and find it. Next, search for reviews on that model #.
Yeah, aside from the physical description I gave, the word SAMSUNG across the front there kinda gives it away too. ;) P
Yeah but I mean, what kind is that 24" Samsung LCD Monitor?
That's all he's asking!
i was asking more about is it good for gaming, because i SEE IT EVERYWHERE and i was wondering did anybody buy it
you could always look at the back of the tv in the store to get the model #...'
then look for reviews online
[quote5a652c13f7="jy3"]you could always look at the back of the tv in the store to get the model #...'
then look for reviews online[/quote5a652c13f7]
or he could go to samsung.com and find it
[quote7ccb1e5d6a="CollidgeGraduit"][quote7ccb1e5d6a="jy3"]you could always look at the back of the tv in the store to get the model #...'
then look for reviews online[/quote7ccb1e5d6a]
or he could go to samsung.com and find it[/quote7ccb1e5d6a]
of course but if he sees it and likes it instore...just look there
or do both
no, find a similar model that rca makes ;)
[quoteaceb2a377f="jy3"]no, find a similar model that rca makes ;)[/quoteaceb2a377f]
and a panasonic... he / she is asking though if anyone has one for there take on its performance, not what it is....
My friend has one of these and it is great. I prefer a big plasma though. I wish I could afford one. D
I would assume that they're good since the reason they have them instore is to showcase games and gaming systems on.
I've liked those Samsung LCD's from the first time I saw one.
Does anyone know how well this particular Samsung model works as a PC monitor?
No TV works that well as a PC monitor, at least nowhere near as well as a dedicated monitor. You'll be limited to the resolutions supported by the TV, in this case 720p (you really don't want to do 1080i for desktop work, and many PC video cards/drivers can't do 1080i out of the VGA/DVI ports anyway, although some support it via component output). The large size + low resolutions means large pixels, i.e. very visible and resulting in a screen door effect with text unless you're sitting several feet from the monitor. It won't look good at the normal 1-2 foot monitor viewing distance when you're not playing games or watching TV.
I wouldn't recommend it for a stand-alone PC monitor. To use it as your HTPC's monitor, when it's mostly in TV mode and viewed from a distance, would be fine though.
If I were looking for a TV/monitor to do a certain function on (TV, games, movies, etc.) I would definitely hit CNET for reviews on every appealing model first. I've been surprised time and time again how many "brand name" models get mediocre/crappy reviews.
But unfortunately I don't put a lot of stock in CNET reviews, either. For some consumer electronics stuff they're okay, but when it comes to reviews that require some technical expertise/knowledge, they very often come up short. I've read some serious BS reviews on CNET before. So check CNET, but get a second opinion from a specialized technical journal/review site to back it up.