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#1 Busterbvi

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

Greetings to the forum.

I am looking into a PC monitor upgrade and I am considering using a 50 inch HDTV.

I found this model LG 50 PA 5500, 1080p. 600hz, 1920 x 1080 res. Available at Kmart for $499.

The GPU that will be feeding it is a factory overclocked GTX 580 which has HDMI output in a
custom built rig 4 years ago with a stock QX9770 Yorkie.  Current monitor is a 27 inch Dell.

 

The idea is to move my rig into the living room and consolidate my gaming ( Flight simming,

Dirt 3, Formula 1 etc)  and my home entertainment system through one big screen.

 

I will be sat about 8 ft away and using wireless mouse & keyboard off the coffe table.

 

Any thoughts or advice on this before I shell out my hard earned.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:01 PM

I've got the LG 60PA6500.  A great TV for the price.  The nice thing is that IR is minimal on this set, and the built in screen wash does a great job of cleaning up any IR that might be left over after some extended gaming with static images.

 

There is also an "orbiter" function that jiggles the image (inperceptible) to help reduce the incidence/risk of IR.  While I wouldn't recommend the set for fast paced FPS type gaming (input lag and some ghosting) - it should be fine for the three games you mentioned in your post.

 

But beyond the gaming requirements, it is a great TV for movies, Netflix, cable broadcast etc.  Especially considering the price point.

 

If you end up getting the unit, holler at me and I've got some initial display settings you can use after you get the burn in done.  A good burn in is critical with a plasma TV.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:22 PM

Wevsspot, Thanks for the reply, Im looking at that model too, have you tried connecting your PC to it ? how does it look ?

I measured up my living roon earlier and I will be sitting 11ft away from the screen.

The 600hz refresh rate got my attention so I thought it might be OK for fast gaming like Dirt 3 & F1.

Thanks, Buster.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:44 PM

I don't have any experience with that particular set but I do have a 60PS11 (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16889005095) that is connected to my HTPC.  Plasmas have excellent response times and very low motion blur.

 

You don't want to sit too close to it though - the screen door effect is fairly noticeable.


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:56 PM

I run a LG 50" HDTV on one of my gaming rigs and a LG 37" HDTV on a second one, and they work vary well @ 1080P. You will need to upgrade the speakers or use headphones, I use the headphone jack with self powered 110V  5.1 surround sound Corsair set up.  


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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:57 PM

I run a LG 50" HDTV on one of my gaming rigs and a LG 37" HDTV on a second one, and they work vary well @ 1080P. You will need to upgrade the speakers or use headphones, I use the headphone jack with self powered 110V  5.1 surround sound Corsair set up.  


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#7 wevsspot

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:56 AM

I've got my HTPC hooked up to it.  Looks fantastic.  Be advised though that picture settings will need to be tweaked out of the box.  Once you power it up for the first time you'll be "under-whelmed".  But once the picture settings are adjusted... bingo.

 

Be aware that the picture won't start to "pop" until you're able to tweak the brightness and contrast settings after the burn in period.  Out of the box the picture is very dark and colors are off just a little bit.  Also be aware that this is a very glossy screen with little in the way of glare reduction.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:24 PM

I do enjoy the Intel Video WiDi on my laptop. I project it to my 72" HDTV by using a Belkin ScreenCast TV Adapter for the Intel wireless display inside the laptop. This Adapter is basically a router and available on Amazon. Note that you must have Windows 7 in order to use the WiDi. Would love to talk more about this technology if anyone is interested.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:15 AM

Wevsspot, question for you, I decided to bite the bullet and I have just ordered the LG 50PN6500 from Amazon @ $599.

 

Whats this about burn in ?

 

And can you post your display settings ?

 

Thanks, Buster.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:32 PM

I've got the LG 60PA6500.  A great TV for the price.  The nice thing is that IR is minimal on this set, and the built in screen wash does a great job of cleaning up any IR that might be left over after some extended gaming with static images.

 

There is also an "orbiter" function that jiggles the image (inperceptible) to help reduce the incidence/risk of IR.  While I wouldn't recommend the set for fast paced FPS type gaming (input lag and some ghosting) - it should be fine for the three games you mentioned in your post.

 

But beyond the gaming requirements, it is a great TV for movies, Netflix, cable broadcast etc.  Especially considering the price point.

 

If you end up getting the unit, holler at me and I've got some initial display settings you can use after you get the burn in done.  A good burn in is critical with a plasma TV.

 

 

Wevsspot, question for you, I decided to bite the bullet and I have just ordered the LG 50PN6500 from Amazon @ $599.

 

Whats this about burn in ?

 

And can you post your display settings ?

 

Thanks, Buster.


HTPC. Asus Z87 Pro. i7 4770k (stock). 2 x 4 GB Dominator DDR3 @ 1866 mhz. EVGA GTX580, 1 x 120 GB SSD. 1 x Samsung Evo 1TB SSD. HX 750W PSU. True 120 CPU cooler. Win 7 / 64. BenQ W1070 Projector. Yamaha RXV- 673 AVR.  Energy Take 7.1 Surround.  100" Screen. 4 Lazy Boyz. 1 Serving wench and lap dancing facilities.
 


#11 wevsspot

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:25 AM

Please see posts #1187 and #1188 here;

 

http://www.avsforum....0#post_22972441


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 02:41 PM

for video games and movies its fine but a bad idea for reading or working on the internet.

 

just get a regular computer monitor and plug in your BIG TV with hdmi when u want to game