Best TVs for gamers

These TVs from Sony, Panasonic, LG and Samsung have a 1080p resolution, high contrast and 'Game' modes for fast response

If you're a hardcore console gamer, you'll want a flat panel television that not only looks good, but has fast response times to ensure there's no lag between moving the controller and seeing the effect on-screen. We've put together a list of some of the best televisions from Sony, Panasonic, LG and Samsung you can buy if you are on the hunt for excellent image quality and a dedicated 'Game' mode.

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Sony BRAVIA KDL-46HX700

Sony's BRAVIA KDL-46HX700 is the company's FIFA World Cup hero model, with a 200hz refresh rate for accurate reproduction of fast motion video. It doesn't have the backlight cloudiness that occasionally bugs Sony's edge-lit LED televisions, and decent colour reproduction adds to its repertoire. It may not have the high contrast ratio required to get the best out of difficult movie scenes, but for sports viewing we think it is a solid performer.

  • Review Date:
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  • Manufacturer:
  • 15th April, 2010
  • Campbell Simpson
  • Sony
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • 3.75
  • $ 2,699.00
  • Pros:
  • No backlight cloudiness, reasonable overall colour accuracy, good black levels once calibrated
  • Cons:
  • No local-dimming dynamic contrast means high contrast scenes lack punch, CCFL back-lighting results in thick chassis
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