Finally an owner of EX720 set, 32". And regarding input lag, I do not have a CRT other than the old Sony TV I have for my retrogaming collection but I have no known way to connect it to my computer. However in Game - Original and double checking every damn enhancer is off, with gut feeling it feels really snappy, mouse movement and all. Much snappier than my old Samsung.
Not exactly the most accurate way to measure, but movement feels good and fast in hand so I am happy. I also have to give Sony a big plus for making really good Motion Interpolation, motionflo set to clear and film mode Auto 2. Best I have ever seen in my life. Movement is fluid with barely any soap opera effect. Difference between my friends Philips is stunning in this regard. That TV makes every show look like an episode from The Bold And The Beautiful.
With quick adjustments 2D picture is really good too. It however has one downside. Black depth is quite poor, relatively speaking. Eco is off as is light detector. Backlight at 4 it measures, according to my I1 Display 2 colorimeter, 0.09 black depth at rough 120cdm2 brightness at the center. It is deep, but not exactly glorious score for modern *VA panel. Downside of Edge-LED technology I guess? I dont remember the numbers for my old CCFL backlighter Samsung but it was lower than that with higher 140cdm2 brightness. I think it was 0.07.
Enabling eco mode on low does improve black depth but only when the screen is really dark. Obviously since it dims the backlight. Reduces glowing corners too, big plus. But with brighter picture score is noticeably, and measured too, poorer than with Eco mode off. So therefore I leave it off.
I dont get how HDTVTest got so low as 0.05 for blacks, which IS a stellar score. Did they measure it with all black screen with Eco mode on? Real-life blacks with picture on screen is nowhere near that, atleast not on mine.
*edit* What the hell, flatpanelsHD got even lower, 0.03 black depth at 116cdm2 brightness and they say Eco mode is OFF. Is my colorimeter crapping out on me?
*edit* It seems like this TV just requires a bit more work when adjusting. I resetted the default settings, adjusted backlight to more comfortable lever, measured and got 0.07 black on 140 brightness. Same scores as my Samsung.
Setting temperature to Warm1 and brightness dropped to 133cdm2 indicating this panels native color temperature is quite cold and requires hefty adjustments to get warm colors, resulting in brightness drop. I have to be really careful now to adjust brightness and contrast settings correctly without increasing blacks.
*edit2* I'm an idiot. Check my next post...