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    Question Should I get the 32PFL3008 for gaming?

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    I am trying to choose the perfect TV for summer house (so no big budget for FHD), I have found a good price on the 32PFL3008, it has all I need, nice picture quality,2 HDMI and USB for multimedia.
    Though I can't find a single review about its performance with games!
    Philips is saying it's a 8ms response time (which is good) but what about the Input Lag??
    Anybody tried this TV with fast games connected with a PC,PS4,PS3,Xbox 360...is it smooth?

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    The Philips TVs aren't really known for their gaming properties. If you want low input lag HDTVs, you'd better check this link: http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/input-lag

    In the last two years, Sony has been quite aggressive in getting the top spots. But they're mostly 42" and bigger, and thus more expensive. If you're looking for a small, simple and less-features HDTV with low input lag, then I'd suggest the Samsung UE32F5000. Though it's getting quite old, so you might not find one available, anymore.

    Ps. I have the 42PFL6907T, and it has about 40ms input lag. I wish I had bought the Sony KDL42W653, but the review came few months too late. Now I'm eyeing the KDL42W705B.

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    Thanks!
    I searched the whole universe for input lag scores of this Philips and couldn't find any.
    Here in Lebanon we have either:
    -Samsung 32EH4003 (nice input lag scores 26ms) but doesn't have audio out nor headphones out + only 1 HDMI.
    -Samsung 32F4000 60$ more so too much for a 720p screen.
    -LG 32LN5100 , no clue about its input lag scores but like the Philips it has 2 HDMI,audio out and USB.
    -Sony have a shortage of 32'' 2013, they are expecting the 2014 models in the coming days.
    Isn't Samsung better than Sony for video games?
    I will plug my PC and my xbox 360 (perhaps next year an Xbox One to replace the 360)
    As you can see we don't have 1080p in 32'' but the most expensive ones, series 6 at samsung meaning a leg price of 750$

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    Unfortunately, I don't have any info on those specific models.

    As for Samsung vs. Sony:
    I don't know which manufacturer is generally better, but at least Sony has more spots in Top10 input lag charts, as of late.

    But you shouldn't compare manufacturers against each other, you should compare separate units. Some Sony HDTVs have 100ms input lag, while some have 20ms. Also, it's not even guaranteed that the same model in different sizes have the same input lag. For example, the Sony KDL42W653A has 15ms input lag, while its little brother KDL32W653A has 33ms.

    Also, I would personally stay away from 720p ("HD-Ready") televisions. Nowadays they're normally using 1366x768, so they have to scale the resolution to a non-native resolution. Furthermore, it shouldn't be that big of a price difference between 720p and 1080p televisions.

    If some specific HDTVs are not available at your country, I would advice to buy them online, like Amazon, ebay, etc. But in this case, you'll have to make sure the voltage, power sockets and frequency are compatible with your country. Or you could ask the specific manufacturer directly, whether it would be possible to get the unit imported to your country.

    If this is not an option, or feels too much of work, then there's also the option of getting a 27" PC monitor (which pretty much by default have lower input lags). Though then you won't have a TV tuner, so it would always need either a game console or PC to accompany it.

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    Given my budget of 300$ I can't find a single 1080p 32'' TV here.
    There is a dude that brings stuff from amazon without the heavy cost of Fedex or DHL, he brings himself containers, I could buy using this channel,though I worry about the warranty as these 1080p models are sold here.
    Dunno why but 4 years ago when I bought my fantastic samsung 32c530 1080p we had much more 1080p 32'' here

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