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What do you think about a 42" LED TV as a display?

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I like my 27" monitor, but several of my buddies tell me that a 42" TV is way better!

 

You are going to sit a bit further away from a 42" screen, but I've tried it as a test on my

regular TV, and it does look pretty amazing..

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Not boasting because it was a gift, but 50 inch plasma here and I could not imagine going back to a small screen. Its all about immersion.

 

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Not boasting because it was a gift, but 50 inch plasma here and I could not imagine going back to a small screen. Its all about immersion.

 

Sent from my GT-N7100 using Tapatalk 2

 

 

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<p>Should be fine, I have been using them for a while now and everyone whos tried mine has been impressed.   In fact two guys just bought 6 of them after flying on mine.</p>

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<p>    I run triple screen 42" LG's in portrait/landscape/portrait so they just copies that.  One got set up a couple weeks ago and his looks great as well.</p>

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<p>  My eyes would be ~ 730mm (28 or 29 inches) away.</p>

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this seems to be a rather frequent question in this forum. The answer is simple and written on the wall: the bigger the better. There is no substitute for the increase of physical size.

 

The only thing I can see better is the coming Oculus Rift head-mounted display. If the consumer version sports a high resolution screen, then I bet it will be a super killer.

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I just bought a Volair Sim Cockpit and attached a 52" Panasonic plasma monitor to it.  I LOOOOVE it  :wub:  Very immersible....

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I've been using a 42" HDTV via an HDMI connection for well over a year now. I wouldn't go back to a small screen now unless there was no other option.

 

My only regret is that I don't have enough space in my Library/Sim room for two more of 'em! :lol:

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Remember though, that you still have the same resolution as a 24", so it's all about viewing distance...

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Remember though, that you still have the same resolution as a 24", so it's all about viewing distance...

1920x1080x32 is my resolution...

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be careful when buying one. i bought a toshiba 42" and there is a huge lag when connecting via HDMI. the tv has somekinda "pc-mode" as well which reduces this lag but i feel, that its still present (at least a little bit -> shouldnt be a problem for fsx but if you wanna do something else where every nanosecond counts)

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What about the displays that have 120Hz and 600Hz refresh, does that wreak havoc with Nvidia Inspector settings which we set for 60Hz refresh?

 

Thanks for the input so far everyone.

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120hz, 600hz doesnt make any difference.   To the computer there is no option for these refresh rates.

 

    They are all marketing to do with the refresh rate of the screen, not what refresh rate you can get in your software.   The pc will see it as a 60Hz screen.

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I've been using a 40 inch Samsung LED TV for several years now and I like it a lot and wouldn't even consider going back to a smaller screen like many others already said.

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Two years ago I got a Samsung 32" LED TV for my PC, which has been the best monitor I have ever used for FSX.

 

It seemed very large at first, but not so anymore.

I am currently looking around for a new LED TV in the 42"-52" range.

 

So I say, go for it.

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I purchased a 40" Samsung LED series 6 display.  I do like the size difference as it creates more of an immersive feel but I had to play with the brightness and contrast settings and tone down the sharpness just to get it to look good.  

 

Max resolution is 1920x1080 but I've tinkered with AA transparency settings (up to 4x) and my AA settings were already at 8xS and it looks promising.

 

Have any of you had to play with the display settings or were they great just out of the box?

 

Thanks for all the feedback so far. 

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<p>After having some nasty CTDs that I think was caused by using SweetFX I decided to get rid of it but when used to SweetFX and what it does to the visuals I was quite disappointed being back with stock FSX look again. To compensate for this I thought I would try to adjust the settings on my Samsung LED TV and I found two settings listed below which I adjusted and I'm very happy with the result.<br />

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Dynamic Contrast from Medium to High<br />

HDMI Blackness from Normal to Low<br />

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You can probably come up with an even better result fine tuning other settings as well.</p>

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<p>After having some nasty CTDs that I think was caused by using SweetFX I decided to get rid of it but when used to SweetFX and what it does to the visuals I was quite disappointed being back with stock FSX look again. To compensate for this I thought I would try to adjust the settings on my Samsung LED TV and I found two settings listed below which I adjusted and I'm very happy with the result.<br />

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Dynamic Contrast from Medium to High<br />

HDMI Blackness from Normal to Low<br />

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You can probably come up with an even better result fine tuning other settings as well.</p>

If you right click your screen and Have Nvidia you can adjust the gamma as well

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I know there's a number of settings using the Nvidia CP as well but I kind of like being able to adjust things directly on the TV rather than messing around too much with software settings.

 

Thanks for the tip though!

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@WebMaximus,

 

I was having the same issues with SweetFX after I copied the files from the new 1.4 update but I did not copy the SweetFX folder which contains a few important files including .DLL's into FSX.  Once I overwrote the SweetFX folder with the new one it worked fine.

 

I will try adjusting the Dynamic Contrast and HDMI Blackness and see what happens.

 

Thanks.

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With plasma you get deeper blacks and whiter whites so contrast and brightness appear better.  Plasma consumes 3x more energy, is bukier, costs more and there is a likelihood that eventually your desktop object/menu's may burn into the screen.  LED is probably the best way to go as you can get an impressive image for reduce cost.

 

BTW I saw some really nice 50 inch 3D LED TV's with high resolution specs and the bezel (frame) wasn't any wider than 1/4" which is great for you multi display people out there.  They are about 3 times the price that a regular 50 inch LED goes for but they would be amazing to use FSX on.

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I purchased a 40" Samsung LED series 6 display.  I do like the size difference as it creates more of an immersive feel but I had to play with the brightness and contrast settings and tone down the sharpness just to get it to look good.  

 

Have any of you had to play with the display settings or were they great just out of the box?

 

For my Samsung LED screen, I set gamma to 0.8 in the nvidia Properties app.

 

Without that, the screen was too bright - and burned out my eyeballs..

 

 

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Hi Richard,

 

That made a huge difference, thanks for the tip.

 

Hi Bert,

 

Thanks that made a difference.  I found that some building and terrain textures didn't look quite right so I tried changing the following Nvidia Inspector settings:

 

Antialiasing-Setting from 8xS to 16xS and;

Antialiasing-Transparency Supersampling from 4x Sparse Grid Supersampling to 8x Sparse Grid Supersampling

 

It brought FSX to its knees and was running at 5-11 FPS, but I discovered that the textures didn't improve even with the boosted settings thankfully.  I might try running the textures through ImageTool and add MipMaps (after backing up the texture folder) and see what happens.

 

I am really hooked on the new display and it has changed my simming experience.

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