Originally Posted by nintygaming
I was starting to dig
, and was reading up on alpha
just as you posted. And wow, what a response I got! Although, I was afraid I might hear something like that. But not all is lost yet! CES 2013, as you've mentioned, is right around the corner. And if I was looking forward before, man oh man am I shivering from excitement and fear now!
Oh, one more thing. I did read that S-IPS is supposedly better when it comes to pixel / input lag, over VA. Wouldn't any S-IPS TV have a low input lag? I.e. I've heard TVs like 42lk450 with S-IPS (well, if you're lucky in the panel lottery) seem to have no ghosting, 1frame input lag. The only problem was that this particular model seemed to have super bad problems with clouding and blacks (which, I do understand are general problem for IPS, but these blacks were insane!).
Seems in a way a bit nearsighted for TV makers to not care about input lag. If anything, this is an opportunity. Make an ad campaign that a line of your TVs are perfect for gaming, taunt that other manufacturers have many times higher input lag, etc. You'd think it's an opportunity, as consoles like xbox360 and PS3 have been extremely popular, and these people are certainly not using LCD monitors to play on, but no. No TV manufacturer seems to use this.
ATM the best pretender in my mind is the 46PFL5507 with the LTA460HW PSA panel. At first I freaked out when I saw the 40" (which was tested to have 1frame lag on both panels!
) "makeover" into a big fat cloud, but then I noticed it uses a different panel from its bigger brothers. The 55PFL5507 with the same LTA550HW PVA panel was tested by a shoryuken
.com member, while it wasn't the new lag tester tool or oscillometer, it did seem to be credible (or maybe not so much
) 16,7MS above CRT (compared his lappy later). Which to me on IPS277
*cough* 'gaming' monitor (overdriven at 9ms GTG 20-80-20) seems to be totally acceptable. I know this wont be as good as I'd like (blacks/contrast), but there's not much to choose from, and at least if all fails, this will be my plan B.
 After seeing that polish review / posts of owners, I am a bit scared
! game mode screenshots
.. ah this is just getting confusing.
... Well. There's always ST50 and lots of hope it wont buzz/HSE/v. band/burn in.. Ah.. oh well.
Also, the way I understand RTC / overdrive
is less about input lag, and more about the pixel response time. Seems like the over-voltage makes the crystal initially turn faster which alleviates most of the ghosting problems in exchange for color accuracy and such.
Really, thanks a lot though. Since you took time out of your day to help me, I appreciate it.