TheRaven wrote:This TV would rock if only it had a VGA or DVI input. Sigh. With a 60Hz refresh it would be great for a small room, gaming PC. Most PC graphic cards output 60hz.
I've been looking for a low-cost 37" to 39" 1080p set that has that capability for my daughter.
I got her a Alienware X51 small form factor gaming PC and if this had the right input, it would be great.
Even though it'll work with HDMI there can be issues with overscan and centering of the output from a PC.
By that I mean that some of the screen can be cut off around the edges and if the TV doesn't have granular image sizing/placement controls, you lose important parts of the screen.
I guess I'll have to keep looking.
No TV is ever "perfect" for a gaming PC. The input lag is horrendous. Even the Sony 3D PS3 Display is terrible for pc gaming. I wouldn't be surprised if a cheaper TV like this one has 35ms + input lag (advertised input lag is almost never true.) Just get her an actual computer monitor on the cheap, if she really NEEDS to output to a tv buy one separately for that. Also, DVI to hdmi adapters are not just 2 bucks...they're typically 10 (still cheap.) Many older video cards also do not have the capabilities to do sound over dvi/HDMI unless set up properly, 60hz is considered slow for gaming, and even if your gpu can put out sound over dvi/hdmi a bad connector will generally not transfer it and many tvs do not support it. All in all just a bad idea.
That being said, for watching movies/etc 60hz is perfectly fine. As long as it has a quality video processor, I don't mind watching a 60hz tv at all and I'm a videophile. Thinking you NEED 120hz+ is just marketing. A decent 60hz tv will always look better than a crappy 120hz.
I can't attest to the quality of this Sanyo's image, but I'm willing to bet it does beat out anything else in the 200$ price range. Definitely a good buy if you're looking for a spare or a budget TV.