Originally Posted by Tathanen
But I'm worried about gaming. It looks like the input lag can be massaged to a pretty low level on this set by renaming the inputs to PC, as noted a few pages back. But what's this I hear about losing image options by doing so? My whole goal here is to get a professionally calibrated set, and if I have to swap to no-calibration mode to play video games, the TV is a complete non-starter for me.
So the question is: can the PC mode be ISF calibrated? Can I use that as my main mode for everything? Will I still have access to the 24p modes for blu rays?
If I CAN'T use those picture settings and modes in the PC mode, the question becomes: will I actually be okay with the input lag in the standard "game" mode? (Assuming game mode still retains access to all those picture options.) I've got a TC-P50V10 right now, and I'm perfectly happy with its gaming performance on "custom" mode. I don't know what it's actual lag response is, though, I haven't been able to find that on the Internet anywhere. If it's comparable to 60 or whatever the Samsung game mode is, that might end up working out fine. Anyone able to help me figure out that number?
First of all there are 2 huge threads on this TV the DISCUSSION thread & the OWNERS thread. With very detailed explanations.
Lag settings have been accepted to be roughly ~35ms with renaming tricks, not over 60ms either
- some say FW updates have changed that for the better - no apparent posted disputes to that.
Perhaps the 2014 sets & FW updates will help more - or the Evo Kits may also better the issue.
You can get all kinds of goodies by quickly scanning through them
- just cut & paste as you come across relevant posts & detailed Game settings , into a word type document for detailed reading info later on.
The F8500 allows for several settings to be all saved for all modes, or different settings saved mode by mode.
Due to the inherent nature of how game video is coded vs the way media (TV, movies etc) are coded they present/express the picture differently.
,Therefore no single ISF calibration will work perfect for the 2 different modes. But if the movie mode is used for all, it will/should give a better picture for all modes.
The good news is that, some ISF calibrators include different/individual modes, in what they consider "properly"
calibrating a set.
Then there are the required setting changes to properly do for XBOXx & PSx menus to get the best out of the mix.
sets have evolved immensely since 2009 ones.
The F8500 out of the box, with a few minor DIY setting tweaks is amazing on its own!
It is not fair to the TC-P50V10 to compare it to this set. Especially due to that set's documented PQ decrease after 1,500 hrs http://www.cnet.com/news/tests-point-to-extent-of-loss-in-panasonic-plasma-black-level-performance/