If you are anything like me, when it comes to gaming, you want to make sure that you have the best possible setup you can. However, also if you are like me, a budget is always a major factor in this, and you need to make sure you get value for money as you don’t have that much to spare.
With the prices of consoles going up every generation, this can really eat into the budget you’ve put aside for your gaming setup… Therefore, you need to make sure that the TV you are getting is a decent price, but gives a high return on investment in terms of quality for gaming. I can tell you now that this requires a lot of research and planning. In fact, you may have seen my recent post about phase 1 of my gaming room/office (here)… I am currently putting together the plan and budget for phase 2, which will include a nice new TV…
However, because I also need to be able to have money available to support my family because, well, they are rather more important, I need to keep the budget for the TV low-cost. That’s where the Panasonic TX-EX750B comes into play. At present, it sells for about £1,154.99, so for a new 4K TV, that’s great value for money. But, if you’re planning to kit out your gaming room, then the TV needs to be good for gaming too. So, let’s take a bit more of an in-depth look at the TX-EX750B, shall we?
How 4K Is The 4K?
For those of you with a PlayStation 4 Pro and/or an Xbox One X, this is probably one of the first things you’ll really want to know. I mean, there are a lot of “4K” TVs out there that actually have a resolution of 2,000-something pixels. They really aren’t 4K TVs. And if you’ve splashed out the extra cash to get a 4K console, you want to make sure you’re playing it on an actual 4K TV, right? Of course, you do!
The Panasonic TX-EX750B has a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160. So, in short, when they say it is a 4K TV, it really is a 4K resolution TV.
That means that you’ll be able to get the most out of your console’s potential, and enjoy games like Far Cry 5 in beautifully rendered picture quality! Also, in terms of actual screen size, because size really does matter, you can pick up the 50″ (which has the 3,840 resolution), or if you have a bit more cash available, there’s also a 58″ and 60″ model available. That means that you’ve got some choice in how you fit the TV into your game room as well!
With games like Horizon: Zero Dawn and Far Cry 5 coming out with utterly striking visuals and landscapes, colour quality has also become a really important aspect to any TV you plan to use in a gaming room. The Panasonic TX-EX750B uses their new Studio Master HCX2 processor. According to Panasonic, this particular processor will give you insanely vibrant colours because it is their “most powerful” processor so far.
The TV uses a built-in quad-core CPU, meaning that it can handle pretty much anything your PS4 Pro or Xbox One X throws at it.
Therefore, for what is effectively a budget 4K TV, you’ll be getting really high picture quality that shows off all the colours that games now use. This can only be a good thing, and help with that all-important immersion!
The other really important aspect of a gaming TV is the build quality – especially if you are buying a 4K TV! You’re going to want to know that it will last for a decent amount of time because you won’t want to have to replace it that soon. In fact, if you’re like me, you’d want it to last long enough to play through the PlayStation 5 generation!
According to reviews on the TX-EX750B, it is surprisingly heavy considering how thin and sleek the design is.
This generally means that the components inside are of a high-quality build, rather than cheap and lightweight products that are likely to burn out after small amounts of extended use. And let’s face it, when you’re gaming, you won’t be using your TV for just 10 minutes at a time, will you? So whilst you’ll need to get a stronger wall bracket to mount the TV, the added weight is a really good sign that the internal parts of the Panasonic TX-EX750B won’t just randomly burnt out mid-gaming session.
On top of this, it also makes the TV a lot sturdier, so if (or when) you eventually have one of those wonderful “rage quit” moments and bang your desk, the TV will likely just stand there and take it. This is a huge bonus, especially as extra hard games like Dark Souls become more and more popular!
Okay, so now we come onto by far the most important aspect of a TV for gaming, be it single player or multi-player. The most annoying thing you can have is a TV that shows things on the screen with a delay. This lag can mean that you are reacting to events that happened seconds before in the game, meaning that you’ll never truly be able to play the game properly. You might think you are shooting at someone because that is what you’re seeing on the TV, but in reality, they have already moved and you’re shooting into the wilderness whilst getting shot to pieces yourself.
This can be incredibly infuriating, yet most people will put it down to internet lag when playing online. In reality, input lag between your console or PC can have a massive effect on this, so you need to have a TV that will minimise the input lag.
The Panasonic TX-EX750B has a specific “game” setting built in that you can activate. When this screen mode is on, it is designed to decrease the amount of input lag you experience. In fact, it apparently brings it down to around 10ms, which is pretty much unnoticeable. This means that you’ll be able to play with much better form, as you won’t be seeing things that have already happened!
And That’s All Folks
Based on the specs of the TX-EX750B, it is definitely one of the best options for a 4K gaming TV, especially if you’re on a budget. Whilst I haven’t actually tested it myself, which is why you won’t see a review score below, the details released about it certainly have piqued my interest!
The build quality and colour quality are hugely important, but it is the drop in input lag that really has whet my appetite. So, if you’re looking for a new 4K TV for your game room, or are planning your game room now, the Panasonic TX-EX750B is definitely worth a look! You can find out more information about the specs of the TV over on the Panasonic website.
Have you tried the TX-EX750B out? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments below!