Ps3 Tv

Discussion in 'Games' started by matt18012, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. matt18012 macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2003
    Hey gang,

    I am currently deciding between TV's to use with the PS3. I've narrowed it down to A 1440x900 res 19" samsung and a 1366x768 res 23" samsung. Both are nice TV's which I can get for around $500 on ebay (the 23" is a slightly older model). I intend to use the set for PS3 and as an additional monitor for my Macbook Pro. Obviously, the 19" would make a better monitor because of the higher resolution, but I am wondering how it would fare as a PS3 TV? Does the larger size, but lower res of the 23" make it a workable compromise? Both these resolutions will scale well to 720 or 1080i correct? Which one would you get?

    Here are links to each set:


  2. zflauaus macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2004
    Honestly, I think you should wait to buy a new TV until the PS3 comes out. They can always change specs on you and you could regret that purchase.
  3. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2005
    On the moon.
    Hmm. If you dont mind CRTs, Best Buy has an Insignia branded HDTV that does 1080i with HDMI inputs thats 30" and 600 brand new in the box.
  4. wwooden macrumors 68000


    Jul 26, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    Having had a 30" CRT TV just like that and now have a plasma, I would not want to get a CRT again. One that size is huge, mine was 200 lbs. I would get a nice 23" or 26" LCD TV if I was looking for something in that size. Would work well as both a TV for gaming and for the computer.
  5. Tommyg117 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    Get the 23, bigger will be better when it comes to PS3.
  6. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    I haven't experienced a HDTV tube TV but from what I hear they handle darker colours better and have faster response times. Plus they're generally cheaper. Only down side being their size and weight.

    Hopefully someone else can shine more light onto this, but I think the PS3 only supports something like HDMI 1.3? I don't know the full details myself but one of the tech guys will probably explain this further. Which is why I think an older HDTV might not work properly for you.
  7. matt18012 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2003
    anyone have any experiences with 23" lcd tv's? I've ruled out the 19" because of the problems its 16:10 aspect ratio will cause.

  8. bmb012 macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2006
    Definitely go with the 23 inch, the 19 has much worse contrast ratio.

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