Originally Posted by NikoDM
Soooo... No good for gaming then I guess?
I think you might have gotten the wrong impression.
I'm behind reading the thread and have not seen every single post (very busy, two jobs
) but here is what I can tell you, as a gamer who plays every day. Currently my main games are NHL10, Battlefield BAD COMPANY 2 and CODMW2. I play a lot more games, of all types and genres, but those of the ones I'm currently involved with that have an organized team, league or clan.
In my house, there is everything from CRT to DLP, LED, LCD and Plasma.
For the past couple weeks, before the V20, I've been primarily using the Samsung 8500 LED local-dimming LCD. For the most part, everyone in the house likes the TV, but we have not yet decided if we're keeping it. The VT20 will likely play a role in that decision.
I love the look of the 8500 when gaming. I loved it so much that I quit playing on most other TVs in the house the past couple weeks. However, the lag without Game mode activated was horrible. It did not take any instruments to detect that. So using the Game mode is a 'must' on the 8500.
Even with Game mode activated on the 8500, I could still detect lag but it was not enough to seriously affect my gameplay. Or at least that's what I thought. Over the years I've played on every type of monitor, Internet connection, network, etc... so I guess I have become accustomed to 'adjusting' to it.
When playing the same games on the VT20, I can tell there is less lag. And it was noticeable right from the start. Certain moves in NHL10 requiring multiple button presses or half-circle turns with the stick (similar to a fighting game) were quicker and more responsive. In BC2 and MW2 my aiming, quick turns and jumping felt the same way. There is simply no doubt in my mind the VT20 is faster than the 8500's game mode.
Perhaps when I originally said... "wow the VT20 is fast"... it would have been more accurate to say... "wow the 8500 is slow".
So please forgive me if I made the VT20 sound faster than it is. I had become accustomed to the Samsung, and it felt like my system had been given a boost when I switched to the VT20. So to me, things did feel 'fast'. At least by comparison.
The bottom line: I have no complaints about lag on this TV, and I think it's great for gaming. Things feel quick, accurate and responsive. And games LOOK excellent too. I appreciate having game graphics look as nice as possible without having to dial everything down. Of course with online multiplayer you need every edge you can get, but when I'm playing a single player game by myself, I want to fully enjoy the visuals.
I consider myself a fairly hard-core gamer, but I admit I'm not the type guy to worry about a few extra milliseconds, as long as the lag is not particularly awful to begin with. And in no way do I think the lag on this TV would fall into that category.