GAMING on the AE8000
I replaced my epson 5010 with the panasonic AE8000 so that is the only comparison I have. I don't have the equipment to measure the lag but I can give my initial impressions after a couple of hours playing halo reach in game mode. First, it is significantly better than the 5010 which I would say was unplayable. The 8000 was playable, however, the lag on the 8000 was still noticeable. It was not to the point where I didn't enjoy playing the game anymore or to the point of wanting to throw the controller across the room. Also, I felt like I started to get used to it after a while and subconsciously correct for it (I also lowered the controller sensitivity which helped). I played campaign for a bit and while it was a little harder to get a head shot, I still managed fine with the 8000 (head shots were close to impossible on the 5010). Next I played some multiplayer and things went better than I thought they would. First, I would describe myself as a casual player with decent skills (1.05 kill death ratio) and I generally come out of a match with positive kills. I also will use this projector 40% for gaming and 60% for movies. In my time playing multiplayer on the 8000, I stayed positive for the most part but there were a couple of one on one battles each match that I lost that I felt like I would have normally won. Overall, I love the 8000 for the great 2D/3D and pretty good gaming (for a projector). If you are a hardcore gamer and only care about gaming on a projector, I would keep looking.