Originally Posted by Superastic
Thanks for all of your detailed responses. You helped me understand LCD HDTVs a little bit better.
I am using Windows 7 and indeed Crysis in dx10 starts in 24hz but after alt-enter-ing a couple of times it switches to 60hz. So 24hz shouldn't be a problem from there on.
As you can imagine I don't set the windows refresh rate to 24hz. Who, in their right mind, would do that?
Also, I don't usually keep v'sync on. I know it halves frames in games. Tearing on this TV makes me reconsider though, now that I have the resources for it (except for Crysis, of course).
KVW, we have similar spec PCs. Does Crysis (or any game for that matter) make any difference, lag wise, between being run in Windows 7 64bit and win XP64?
Input lag wise i see absolutely no difference. And yah I absolutely can't stand how bad LCDs tear without v'sync, it's not even an option for me anymore, I have to have it on.
I think the only reason someone might change their desktop to 24hz is so when they do play movies, it'll be 1:1 pull down with film content. I never did see a difference between in movies from when I set my refresh from 60 to 24hz so whateves.
I have only 2 other monitors for comparison: my 10 yr old Philips CRT@85hz and a Samsung 940n lcd I have at work. The mouse cursor lag is obvious when I move the mouse cursor over a black surface. On the blue taskbar I can see 2 cursors: a white one followed by a FULLY FORMED black one (the cursor's shadow becomes separate?)
Wait, don't take this the wrong way but are you confusing input lag with LCD motion blur?
Now, I expected the difference between the lh30 and the crt, but even the 940n seems more responsive (the cursor leaves a short white trail and gaming is very responsive). How do you explain that??
Oh, on the lh30 I also have the tendency to miss windows buttons or menus (overshoot). I move the cursor too much and then have to move it back a little for it to be placed on top of the (button) target. Does this happen to anyone?
That does indeed sound like lag - simular to how alot of 120hz Sonys and Samsungs are when not in their respective game modes. I dunno if it's an issue with the European version or you have a defective unit or what.
Seriously, if you were local to me, I'd gladly let you come over to my house and test it out to compare. I'm stumped, I truely am.
This panel has around 32ms input lag time - the same as an LZ800/85. Why don't you hook up your CRT in clone mode with your LG and do an input lag test. If you're getting something beyond 2 frames of lag, then somethings up with your LG or the European model is not an IPS screen.