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« Reply #8715 on: February 14, 2013, 11:51:07 AM »

Anyone have any thoughts on the best tv to get? Of course gaming is my main thing.
Panasonic viera class plasma, depending on the distance you'll be sitting away from it, minimally 50".
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« Reply #8716 on: February 14, 2013, 11:55:12 AM »

Is plasma aight for movies and shite?

I need a good middle ground. Money is concern to this humble horsemaster.
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« Reply #8717 on: February 14, 2013, 11:55:34 AM »

One with at least three channels. I hear they are coming out with colour TV but I don't know how I feel about that. I mean, I see colour in real life already, why does it need to be in my TV too? Also make sure the dial isn't too stiff (or too loose, god knows I've had my fair share of dials just pop right off).
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« Reply #8718 on: February 14, 2013, 11:56:43 AM »

Should I get a color or colour tv?
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« Reply #8719 on: February 14, 2013, 11:57:47 AM »

Should I get a color or colour tv?

Depends how you feel about communism.
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« Reply #8720 on: February 14, 2013, 12:03:32 PM »

Colour says that I'm trying too hard to impress. I'll let my magnum dong do the impressing
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« Reply #8721 on: February 14, 2013, 01:33:46 PM »

I sold my Kindle Touch and it left me with just enough spare cash to buy a Kindle Paperwhite...and there is a Walking Dead marathon on.  Today is a good day.

How's  the refresh rate on that paperwhite? I was checking out a demo unit at best buy and it seemed like it took a while to turn pages

I don't have it in yet, so I'll have to tell you when it arrives.  That said, the Touch has a good pretty refresh rate and I doubt they've gone backwards on that.

Got it in yesterday.  The refresh rate is excellent, better than the previous Kindle.  Must have been something odd with the demo unit.
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« Reply #8722 on: February 14, 2013, 03:09:39 PM »

Is plasma aight for movies and shite?

I need a good middle ground. Money is concern to this humble horsemaster.
Newer plasma tvs have better black levels than most other models, and seeing as you don't wanna spend 20,000 bucks on a sony 4k yet, the panasonics are pretty good bang for your buck.
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« Reply #8723 on: February 14, 2013, 03:11:07 PM »

Maybe the folks at hhgregggg will let me plug in my gamez to test.
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« Reply #8724 on: February 14, 2013, 03:25:28 PM »

Anyone have any thoughts on the best tv to get? Of course gaming is my main thing.
Panasonic viera class plasma, depending on the distance you'll be sitting away from it, minimally 50".

Is a 60" from 6' too much?

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« Reply #8725 on: February 14, 2013, 03:52:27 PM »

It's bigger than your comfortable field of vision. You'd have to actually move your eyes to see other parts of the screen comfortably. You'd be more comfortable with a 50", as I think that's the smallest panasonic makes for those plasmas, and even then it's still a bit large. I'd recommend moving your couch or viewing seat back another 2 feet if possible, it will feel much more comfortable.

If you can, go to a store and just try looking at a tv the size you're thinking of from said distance. If you feel comfortable with it, go for that size and try amazon for a good deal.
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« Reply #8726 on: February 14, 2013, 04:22:03 PM »

Anyone have any thoughts on the best tv to get? Of course gaming is my main thing.
Panasonic viera class plasma, depending on the distance you'll be sitting away from it, minimally 50".

You have good taste.  Panasonics are wonderful.

Also, you might want to consider the Samsung's 55" OLED that might come out later this year.  You can swing 8-9k, right?
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« Reply #8727 on: February 14, 2013, 05:31:14 PM »

OLED is the next step up for sure....but yeah, ouch on the price.

Fuck it all, drop 2500 on a 3d projector, mount it to a ceiling and point it at a flat white wall.
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« Reply #8728 on: February 14, 2013, 06:42:34 PM »

So Valve officially launched Steam for Linux today.  In case I haven't mentioned it before I'm one of those dirty Linux users, so naturally I went and downloaded it...

"package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)"

Is this some sort of sick joke, Valve?  You just launched a new gaming service that only supports 10 year old CPUs?!  You have got to be kidding me...this is 2013.  What kind of person even remotely interested in gaming doesn't have a 64 bit system by now?  I would think if you were only going to support one architecture it would be 64 bit...
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« Reply #8729 on: February 15, 2013, 04:20:30 PM »

Reddit can be quite the cesspool of misogyny and homophobia at times, which is a shame because it can be really great at other times.
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