Updated on 2 August 2013 by

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 M 1i-A3
VIZIO M1d-A2R
Vizio E1i-A3
VIZIO E-Series E 0d-A0
VIZIO M471i-A2 47-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 E601i-A3 60" HDTV LCD TV
VIZIO E420d-A0 42-inch 1080p 120Hz LED Smart 3D 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
4.0 ms
5.0 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
47.0 inch
40.0 inch
50.0 inch
60.0 inch
42.0 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
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.2 stars
 3.9 stars
 4.4 stars

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