Originally Posted by Iguana Man
I'm not too concerned over input lag as my gaming days are almost behind me. And if I understand the effects of higher lag times, it would mostly be online first person shooters that suffer the most, which for me is moot since I don't play those at all.
High lag times effect everything, doesn't matter if you're into twitch shooters. Platformers(be it 2D or 3D) end up feeling heavier, clunkier and not on the dime....And in the end the experience is nowhere near as fun or as enjoyable as it should of been....I've been in so many of these situations, where is said "F*** it" and hooked up my consoles back on my Sony wega SDTV CRT. I want a set that can get below 16ms and the L7400 looks to be it, hopefully.
The only genre that input lag doesn't really concern me at all is for 'turn based' RPG's since you're just selecting items from a screen to use in battle. But that's one(of the few) genre's i don't care for. We never had any lag back in the 80's, 90's because it never existed on SDTV tube tv's. i'm extremely sensitive to it and just very fussy in general. :P Some people don't mind a little lag, but i'm a hardcore platforming freak, not to mention when motion controls are involved you need every single precious ms(think metroid prime 3, Zack & Wiki, elebits)
As crazy as it sounds. i felt a noticeable difference between my 1 frame/16ms capable sets(LK450, LD450 AND S30 'when' using component cables. HDMI ramped it up to 32ms on my S30, LK450 was about 46ms ect) vs my lag free CRT. 1 frame is still glorious, but the difference is there. in metroid prime 3, samus's arm cannon was extremely quick and fluid on my CRT, but on either of my 1 frame capable sets it wasn't quite as quick or intuitive, but pretty great nonetheless.
Anyways, the 'smart TV' E series is a no go for me, 42ms just doesn't cut it. been there, experienced that and it was a drag for me, may not be for others but it didn't float my boat at all.
And now i'm a little put off by the fact that the non-smart E series which has 27ms of lag doesn't include local dimming....I'd really love to know the input lag numbers for the M series, if it can manage 32ms or below i may consider it...maybe.
For now my eyes are on the L7400, i just hope it doesn't end up being a bust.