Originally Posted by KingMonkeyNuts
I just got a brand new ST50 65. It has no discernable input lag whatsoever. It is the best screen I have ever played a video game on (for reference - been playing since the Atari). I think this input lag issue is complete crap, I don't see what they are all talking about. My ST50 65 has no lag anywhere I can see.
My opinion is this: Buy this TV for gaming, buy this TV for its amazing ability to make regular 2D games (battlefield 3) look like native 3D games, buy this TV because it is freaking awesome!! And also, regular TV is amazing too.
Atari 2600 was the shniz!
I've been gaing since the 80's, total nintendo freak and it's the only way i fly nowadays.
Even though i plan on getting a 50" 1080p set before the Wii U arrives, i think maybe i'll just get the 42" UT50 just to test out for input lag, and if i'm not satisfyed(i'll be comparing it to my other sets and CRT) i'll just
opt for the Samsung E530 as a ;ast resort. By the way do you have a CRT on the side to compare it to? The Panasonic X5 must have about 2 frames, in the 20ms+ area. I think 'any' gamer
would pretty darn satisfyed with traditional controls, but again motionc controls while still good are just not up to snuff in comaparison to a lag free CRT.
BTW what are your settings? Have you tried component vs hdmi to see if there's any difference in lag. I find that setting the color matrix to 'HD' weather the content is even ED/SD
helps reduce lag, obviously game mode and turning off the color management and Noise reduction settings while plugging the component or HDMI cable straight into the TV.
Does changing the HDMI input to 'PC MOde' help at all? Personally, the best method i use for testing is Mega Man 9 on the wii & pS3. because the controls
are so quick and zippity, i tend to use the jump mechanic quickly to get a feel of things. XP I'm so used to my CRT, and it's easy for me to do side by comparisons since i own
a 20" Sony Tube. I got rid of my other 32", it was just taking up too much space and it was
heavy as a dinosaur. I'll miss the lag free gaming and perferct & artifact free motion handeling. XP Plus no auto dimming BS to deal with.
That aside, the LK450 is the best set i've ever gamed on as far as low input lag goes via 480p through component.
My X5 is a teeny bit worse, but as is there's no way the UT50, or ST50 can be better, let alone
they're most likely not even on par....Maybe. Ya...I think i'll end up with the Sammy E530. eek!