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Low LCD response time is the most important feature behind the best hdtvs for gaming.

LCD response time refers to the amount of time each pixel in a monitor takes to go from totally switched on (brightest white) to totally switched off (darkest black) and back. Response time is measured in milliseconds and the lower the response time the better the display performs during times of rapid screen refresh - like in fast moving gaming scenarios. On the other hand, a higher response time results in visible image artifacts during such scenes and are clearly undesirable.

Typically, Plasma HDTV's perform best for gaming as they generally have a response time of around 4 ms or less which is much less compared to LED or LCD HDTVs. The low response time for Plasma HDTV's is purely because Plasma does not use a back-lighting technology for the liquid display and instead relies on self-emissive phosphors to create the display. However more recent LED HDTVs offer a comparable response time to Plasma HDTVs.

This ReviewGist list of the best flat panel hdtv list for gaming consists of only those flat panel tvs which have an LCD response time of 6 ms or less.

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Vizio M 1i-A2

VIZIO M321i-A2 32-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV


Vizio M 1i-A2: The #1 position for Vizio M 1i-A2 in the top tv for gaming list was generated based on flat panel tv reviews from sites like Reviews.LcdTvBuyingGuide.com. 1 such reviews were considered in all.

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VIZIO M 1i-A2
Vizio M 1i-A3
VIZIO M1d-A2R
Vizio E1i-A3
VIZIO E-Series E 0d-A0
VIZIO M321i-A2 32-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV
VIZIO M401i-A3 40-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV
VIZIO M501d-A2R 50-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Smart LED HDTV
Vizio E701i-A3 70" LED TV
VIZIO E-Series E500d-A0 50-Inch 1080p 120Hz 3D Smart LED HDTV
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Release Date
May 2013
May 2013
May 2013
Nov 2012
Jan 2013
LCD Response Time
6.0 ms
6.0 ms
5.0 ms
6.0 ms
6.0 ms
Contrast Ratio
200, 000:1
10000000:1
10000000:1
1000000:1
2000000 : 1
Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
Flat Panel Type
LED TV
LED TV
LED TV
LED TV
LED TV
Screen Size
32.0 inch
40.0 inch
50.0 inch
70.0 inch
50.0 inch
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen (16:9)
16:9
16:9
Widescreen (16:9)
16:09
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
3D-ready

  • The 32 inch M321d sells for a modest $398 and is very attractively priced for this size and feature set. The LG 32LN5700 has the same set of features and sells for a bit more. This TV should be a great seller.


  • The Vizio E601i-A3 is the best value yet among big-screen LED TVs.


  • Vizio's E-series of LED HDTVs offer large screens with built-in Wi-Fi, plenty of online features, and good picture quality, all for a very fair price.


  • It's my conclusion that, on its own, the E601i is not an absolute reference display, but with a little help, and provided you're within its optimal viewing angle, there is little that keeps the E601i from being world-class. I love it.