Originally Posted by digital_b_avs
are you SERIOUSLY basing purchase of an xbr2 on the results of a stupid video game? I really hope I read that post wrong. its a free country and we can all do what ever we want but to me this is incredible.
Let me rephrase. I've researched TV's for quite a while, and I've decided that I'm going to finally upgrade by XBR tube to something big. For all the reasons everyone understands, I've decided I like lcd/dlp projection. Based upon all other criteria, I have fallen for the XBR2 60".
However, one of the concerns I have is how the TV will handle SD sources, including, but not limited to, older video game systems. I have heard, and seen in person, the lag created by a tv upconverting 480i signals. This is enough of an issue that Sony included a "game mode" on the TV. I would suggest that I am not alone in my concern, if the manufacturer decided to address the matter.
I know of no other way to test a TV's lag in a meaningful fashion than the Guitar Hero 2 HDTV calibration mode, which will measure, based upon the timing of your input relative to the output of the PS2, the lag of the tv down to the .001 second range. Although this is done through averages and is far from perfect, I've used it on a number of sources to test lag issues.
I'm full aware that it will look like hell, but I care more about it playing well than looking good, for those few games I might pull out. in short: ugly I can deal with, slow I cannot.