Originally Posted by Doug Blackburn
I'm not interested in input lag so I won't even be looking at that aspect of performance.
Yeah, unfortunatly, this statement shows a bigger problem that is shared amoung most of not all manufacturer. They apparently don't care.
It's a little ironic too since Video Gaming has never been as mainstream as it is right now. Very few company actually cares about videogaming maybe beside Sharp and LG. Game mode for sony and samsung is just a marketing gimmic, just so they can say that have it in their TV so it doesn't get in a way of a possible sale.
Ignorance showed by TV expert is alarming. Just Yesterday, I was at my local futureshop and they had a Sony Rep showing Sony's latest new 3D TV. I started asking him question about input lag in videogames and he didn't had a clue of what I was talking about.
I ended up showing him youtube video of his own sony products (ex7, ex5) and showed him how bad they were. After this, he told me he would inquiry about it if Sony keeps stats on this but I don't have my hopes high, beside maybe engineers who actually worked on the TV, I think Sony, just like Samsung and many other TV manufacturer, don't have a clue of what it coming up.
In due time, they will "catch up" as more and more people start asking question about it. We, the gamers, are apparently still a rare breed.
Personally, I do NOT consider any TV review as complete with a proper stop watch input lag Test. a REAL reviewer will review the TV under ALL NORMAL USAGES that this TV could be used for and this included videogaming.