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TERRIBLE FOR GAMING,
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This review is from: RCA LED46C55R120Q 46-Inch LED-Lit 1080p 120Hz HDTV (Black) (Electronics)
Considering the lack of reviews for this product, I figured I owed it to the community to write one.
I purchased this TV as an upgrade from an old 26" HDTV 720p Insignia that I got from Best Buy 4-5 years ago. Although I knew this was a budget oriented tv, I didn't really think it was possible to take a step backward from what I was used to. I was wrong...
For the several hours that I was watching cable in standard definition, it seemed to be a fine tv. I also watched a movie via my xbox 360 and too found the picture to be satisfactory. The problem with the tv is the ATROCIOUS "input lag" or "display lag" that you get when playing video games. It literally made playing fast twitch games like Call of Duty NEAR TO IMPOSSIBLE. There is no game mode to improve the delay either. I contacted tech support, and disabling the already-limited amount of post-processing features didn't resolve the issue. The TV is going back immediately.
I WANT TO AGAIN STRESS THIS TV IS COMPLETELY INADEQUATE FOR ANY TYPE OF GAMING.
If the TV will never be used for gaming purposes, it's possible you may be happy with it. I give it two stars...
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James Brian Webster says:
Rating the television for video games is perfectly valid. Consoles make up a huge portion of the consumer base and it's information that many of us need. A television with bad input lag should be rated lower than a television with speedy input. Thank you for the review.
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Megan D. Kasten says:
...and this is part of that homework....reading what other people have experienced first-hand with this particular TV. My kids have been asking for a new TV for their combined birthdays because their current TV is inadequate for playing the xbox games they got for Christmas. I am grateful that the reviewer took the time to post this, because it answers my questions exactly, and it's difficult to find that information anywhere from a source that isn't tied somehow to the product.
It's inappropriate to give a bad product review based on shipping problems, or issues with a seller, but a review based on what the product has advertised it can do (quote: "Fans of sports, video games and fast-paced action movies will be wowed by the truly advanced frame rate technology") is just what this is supposed to be about. Thanks again to the O.P. for taking the time to post.
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