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PC mode on TV sets, image quality?

I have a Samsung plasma and was debating setting it to PC mode for input lag and to disable all the post image processing


I'm doing this mainly for gaming but its also my blu ray playing TV.


does PC mode affect picture quality like game mode does? Should I even bother with it?


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I have a Samsung plasma and was debating setting it to PC mode for input lag and to disable all the post image processing


I'm doing this mainly for gaming but its also my blu ray playing TV.


does PC mode affect picture quality like game mode does? Should I even bother with it?


thanks
I would like to know this too!
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I saw PC mode pop up once on my F4500-- not sure how I got it to show up though. How do you activate it?
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PC mode on my f8500 is DRASTICALLY different. the calibration options are super sparse, so unless the tv looks fantastic to you right out of the box, there's no way there won't be a drop in picture quality. FYI, game mode is kind of a halfway point between normal and PC. so if game mode decreases PQ beyond what you want, PC mode will go even further.


I run two hdmi inputs on my f8500, one for games set in 'pc' mode, and the other for all other video. unfortunately, the lag is just way too high for gaming, but I want the best picture quality I can get for anything where lag doesn't matter.


if I had to choose just one, it would be a really tough choice for me.


now, that all being said, the 'PC' mode on the f8500 still looks worlds better than many other TV's. it's not like it totally destroys the picture quality. it's just, why buy a good tv if you don't take advantage of it?


Josh, if you rename the input 'pc' the samsungs will go into pc mode. to deactivate it, name the input ANYTHING other than 'pc'.

Displays: Samsung PN64F8500/JVC X35
AVR: Pioneer VSX-1018AH, 5.1 audio
Sources: HTPC(Mediabrowser), PS3, XBOX360, Wii, Sony DVP-CX995V
Control: Harmony One
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So is the input lag acceptable when running 'game' mode, or should it really be set to 'pc' mode?

Any idea if Samsung plans on coming out with a new firmware to address this? I get my TV today!
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