Originally Posted by Dahlsim
Testing can be a bit tricky at times depending on the model because to get the fastest time you have to make sure you don't mistakenly introduce signal processing to the test that could possibly be avoided.
You may have to check the specific game mode capabilities of your Plasma Model. On the Kuro for instance in some specific cases the Game Pref Mode could be ignored, but if it is engaged many have reported excellent 'CRT like' response time
Thanks for an informative answer. I often times have a hard time finding these posts in the forums.
If it really had CRT like performance I'd be out a lot of money the moment I read that.
The problem is when I read further that the person tested it at 30ms. That's not CRT performance. At least not for me - let me explain.
I gamed forever on a CRT computer monitor. It wasn't a TV. The rockband 2 autotest actually tests my CRT at -3 ms. Yes negative three.
I've been testing a lot of displays.
I bought a TC-42X1 panasonic cause it was said to be 16.5ms(?)
I'm sending it back because it's about 30ms in game mode with everything turned off.
I test panels in dot by dot or full mode with the xbox outputting native resolution. I also turn things off such has 120/240hz or frame creation in the case of plasmas.
Here's my results so far.
Lg LH32 - 30ms
Several samsung lcd's - 50-100ms
Samsung LCD computer monitor 27'' - 14ms
Sharp 40E67U - 15ms
Vizio 47XVT LED VGA - 16ms
Sharp 52E77U - 17ms
Samsung 19'' syncmaster CRT - negative 3ms
Panasonic TC-32ls1 - 14ms
For size the panasonic 32'' IPS panel is the fastest at 14ms.
Impressive that it tied my 27'' LCD computer monitor.
I tested a Samsung Plasma (B550 50'') to have about 80ms normal and around 50ms in game mode.
I took my gear to Sears a couple days ago and got a few of these results and I tested some other various LCD's like sony's at around 70ms.
For some people 30 is fine. For me it's terrible.
The only big screen I've been able to do well on is the Vizio because it has very little motion blur, about 1 frame (16-17ms) input lag and the picture quality is decent in game mode.
So if someone can confirm a Kuro that has CRT-like performance (-3 to 12ms) then I'm in. I definitely prefer the motion resolution and well.. everything else about a plasma to an LCD. I'm sadly sending back the panasonic I just got. I don't want to because its so nice after looking at all these LCD's.
One last thing: FYI the Sony XBR7 52'' model has less than 10ms from what I understand. Not sure on the 40'' model as it uses a different 120hz panel.