Originally Posted by hidefLoans
I ran some new input lag tests:
the TC-L32S1 is running at native res, while the CRT is too, but the whole desktop does not fit in its max res so only a portion of the cloned screen is visible on the CRT.
Best result 0 ms, Worst Result 32ms
Standard Mode (motion focus off):
Best result 0 ms, Worst Result 32 ms
The most usual result is 16ms for both modes.
Some results from Game Mode:
Some results from Standard Mode:
Other findings on usign this tv as a monitor:
Darker colored text works ok, however lighter colored text just does not look very sharp on this TV, no matter what setting. I still have not ventured into changing service menu values to see if this can be improved more than I have with the menu settings. Lowering saturation is the only way to somewhat improve fuzzy red text, but you can't entirly fix the problem. With small text I noticed a pale orange, muddy pink, oversaturated green, blue, and light blue text colors. Basically, almost every small light colored font will not look good with the TV, and I think this is probably a problem with the size of the pixels more than anything else. It is a TV not meant to work as monitor.
For games it is very very good. Motion Focus on this set is backlight scanning at a normal 60hz refresh rate. It only helps with slight slow movements across the screen, as fast movements will still produce more visible regular LCD blurring. Since it adds a slight flicker to the image, it can only be used while objects are moving on the screen (gaming, video), otherwise this flicker is bothersome when using an operating system.
I might give it a couple weeks before deciding if I will keep it, as for now I don't think it can really replace a regular monitor as a pc display. The muddy or blurry small colored text thing does bother me, and I don't think any 32 inch TV is going to be good in displaying small colored text unless you sit at least 4 feet away from it to combat the blurry effect (but not the muddy color effect).
I know this Set is pretty much the only good low input lag 32 inch tv at the moment. I feel like the size is nice, but I could do ok with something a little smaller, maybe around 26 inches. An actual pc monitor but still 1080p native. We'll see. For the moment I'll keep trying it out, because it is awesome for games, just not the best monitor for pc work.