Originally Posted by highfigh
A TV with a refresh rate of 600Hz vs 120Hz? Why would the plasma have lag?
IR codes are discrete- what problems are you having?
"I'm just an ordinary gamer but I have never noticed any issues with lag. The IR though, its a bitch!"
I wanted to try and address this issue. There's a "games" and "Vivid" settings on one of the menus. My recommendation: DO NOT use them! All it does is crank up the brightness and contrast settings, which if used for any length of time will create true IR that may not go away. Plasmas are not a good choice if your going to use it in a bright room. The LCD/LED's are much brighter TV's, but don't have the true quality of picture and almost zero blur with action movies, games, etc. Darken the room a little. I have a shade in my TV watching room so there's no sunlight coming in and no bright, or overhead lights. Just low wattage lamps, just enough to see a little. I'm picky about having any light source hitting the screen though.
Anyway, I suggest using the "Custom" setting, not the Vivid or Game settings. The custom setting is like starting from scratch and doesn't pump up the Contrast and Brightness settings artificially. From the Custom setting, find a good quality HD or game picture and pause it on the screen. Then, manually adjust the Contrast, Brightness, Color, Tint and Sharpness. Contrast/Brightness/Color are the ones to fool with really. I think you'll find that you're able to, with some trial and error, create the best picture possible for viewing almost anything from games to TV shows. Just use you eyes and adjust those three settings until your happy, focusing on the dark parts of the picture. You'll find that not having the Vivid or Game settings turned on, you can create a more detailed and balanced picture, while not setting everything so bright that you're literally burning out your TV faster and creating IR, which is only temporary, or getting burn-in, which is usually permanent. I hope this makes sense. It works well for me, but took some trial and error while on the "Custom" setting then adjusting what I said above.