Originally Posted by Caribwoy
Organ...again it is because you don't have GAME mode on...that is what it is for is to Reduce any input lag and get rid of extra processing like Dynamic mode which can cause the kind of judder you describe.. PLASMAS are waaay better than LCD screens because of the refresh rate as you should know...when LCDs first came out they even had trails behind moving objects
So don't worry you did buy the right TV...of course all tvs have different response rates so you have different input lag figures..but that is in milliseconds and is not going to cause the very noticeable judder you see...If you still see this on Game mode you got a problem...
Been gaming on Sammy plasmas for the last 8 yrs..NO issues like that...
Based on your number of posts I assume you are a noob.
First of all it is pixel response rate, and not input lag, that affects trails and motion blur. Pixel response is the time it takes a black pixel to turn white. Plasmas is superior in this regard to lcd. That is why plasma handles motion superior. Example, my lcd has a 6.5ms response rate while these plasmas claim a .001ms response rate. When lcd came out the trails you refer to were due to slow pixel response rate, not refresh rate or input lag.
Input lag is simply the extra time it takes the tv to process the image from the source and display it on the screen. The point of game mode is not to make motion any smoother, but turn off extra video processing to decrease input lag. Why do this? Because extra lag time can be the difference between life and death when playing online multiplayer games, such as COD. The less lag, the sooner you see the image and the faster you can react, thus giving you an edge on the competition, especially people with lcd sets with high input lag. It is not to reduce input lag and get rid of extra processing; it is to reduce input lag BY getting rid of extra processing. Input lag and pixel response are two totally seperate issues.
Also, refresh rate is not what makes plasma better than lcd for motion. Pixel response rate does. Your tv refreshes at 60hz (given cs is off). lcd can match this refresh rate, but not pixel response time. Now, I know you are going to claim plasma has a refresh rate of 600hz, but that is a sub field drive and not refresh rate. Each pixel must pulsate 600 times per second, ten times per frame. 60hz x 10 pulses per frame = 600hz. It must do it this way because plasma is not backlit like lcd, each pixel is self illuminating. Think of each pulse as an explosion of colored light in the pixel cell. The tiny explosion must happen over and over again at a very fast rate to keep a solid image on the screen. Each frame lasts 1/60th of a second, and within that 1/60th of a second each pixel will explode 10 times. The only reason manufactures starting stating 600hz synonymous with plasmas was to make them sound more appealing to consumers over 120/240hz lcd. The fact that each cell pulsates 600 times per second is inconsequential. 600hz is not your refresh rate, 60hz is.
I personally feel that Organ is coming from an lcd set with frame interpolation, and this is why he is noticing judder. lcd can give you a smoother, judder free picture, especially when gaming with 120/240hz mode, but at the expense of more input lag to process fake frames. These plasmas have no motion judder control (frame interpolation) and thus any judder will be native in the source, and more noticeable than a tv interpolating frames. I am confident that if Organ were to turn off all motion controls responsible for frame interpolation/dejudder on his 46 inch lcd, he would see the image natively and have similar judder results as his plasma.