Looking for Gaming TV

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Hi All

As the title says I'm looking for a new TVs this will be mainly for my Xbox One and very light TV use. I might also use my laptop with it occasionally.

The two Models I am looking at are both £280 32"inch (5 Year Warranty included) - Smart TVs and seem to have a fairly good refresh rate. Open to any recommendations for other TVs would like to keep it under £300 and at least 32" no bigger than 42" and its main use will be Xbox gaming.

Model 1: Samsung UE32H5500

Model 2: LG 32LB580V

Thanks Damian
 

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I think a FullHD TV will be fine for use with a console. This is what they were designed for.
I wouldn't use one of these TVs as a computer monitor at a desk.
The TV has a tuner and possibly other useful features.
I suggest you buy the Samsung.
If this is a little expensive, I have found HiSense to be pretty good. They are not as a good as Samsung, but they are cheaper, offer much the same features and offer a 5 year warranty.
 

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The refresh rates you see advertised are created by interpolation.
The input signal is 50 Hz or 60 Hz, but the TV inserts other frames in between to smooth motion.
A 100 Hz TV has a 50 Hz input refresh rate and inserts one frame in between each real frame.
A 200 Hz TV has a 50 Hz input refresh rate and inserts three frames in between each real frame.
The refresh rate of these TVs is at best the same as a 60 Hz monitor.

In saying that, any 23 inch FullHD (1080p) TV should be ok for the job.
Samsung make the best LED TVs on the market.
 

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Would you not recommend wasting the money on a name brand then due to the above refresh rate understanding above? With the above reasoning would it be cheaper to buy a Computer Monitor with a HDMi Port - although I wanted the TV features also even if there only for light use.
 

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I think a FullHD TV will be fine for use with a console. This is what they were designed for.
I wouldn't use one of these TVs as a computer monitor at a desk.
The TV has a tuner and possibly other useful features.
I suggest you buy the Samsung.
If this is a little expensive, I have found HiSense to be pretty good. They are not as a good as Samsung, but they are cheaper, offer much the same features and offer a 5 year warranty.
 
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