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Old 07-31-2013, 12:28 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello all!

New time user/poster and I had a quick question. I recently purchased a 50" Vizio M-Series from Best Buy for $799. I really enjoy ALL aspects of the tv except for when it comes to showing black screens. It really shows flash lighting when there are black/dark scenes and I've come to the conclusion after reading a lot of things that its just the tendencies of having an edge lit LED tv. So I'm thinking for the first time of grabbing a Plasma TV and specifically a Panasonic Viera. However, there are 2 models I'm looking at. The TC-P50S60 for $699.99 or the PC-P50ST60 for $999.99. Now, I don't mind paying extra for the ST60 especially considering it got a perfect score from CNET. BUT I have read about problems with Input lag on the ST60 and that could be a deal breaker for me since I play a lot of PS3 and Battlefield/Call of Duty. So my 2 questions are:

1. Is the input lag on the ST60 really going to be THAT detrimental to my gaming?

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2. Is the input lag on S60 better?

Thank you in advance!
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:33 PM
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Input lag seems very noticeable on the videos and the ST60 seems to have some of the worst...

If you play single player 3D games, I wouldn't worry about it. If you play old school 2D games and competitive multiplayer FPS games, I'd worry about it.

I'm stuck between the ST50 and S64 right now...
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2. Is the input lag on S60 better?

Thank you in advance!

Yes, it is. See: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57587317-221/game-mode-on-cnet-tests-tvs-for-input-lag/
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Actually, funny thing I just discovered. I played Battlefield 3 all weekend on the vizio and had consistently gotten 1st or 2nd place in the matches. No big deal right? Well, I was playing in the "calibrated" non-game mode which apparently has a horrendous input lag of 130.9 ms instead of the gaming mode which only has an input lag of 38ms...so taking that into account, I think that the 76ms of the ST60 won't be an issue and I'd rather pay more for the upgrade tv. Thank you very much for the help though!
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