Originally Posted by Pawel04
the search for a good LED 32" tv with acceptable levels of input lag is really doing my head in, ive spent days of researching and am going around in circles. (although thanks to great forums such as this one i am much more educated in TV's). Whats really unfortunate is that most tv's mentioned here aren't Australian or asia pacific models (makes it that much harder for me to find our equivalent).
Anyway i have a question for those that have any idea, would a normal IPS screen be better than a AV screen with regards to input lag.?
My understandings after all this research is that 2011 Panny's were the best however they are unavailable anymore here in Oz. Lg on the otherhand have their S-IPS but its a matter of lottery with their models, even though i havnt seen any new on S-IPS on 2012 models?
The model im considering to get is this one (australian model number), simply because it doesnt have any fancy things eg 3d, motionflow etc.. http://www.lg.com/au/tvs/lg-32LS4600-lcd-tv
Thanks in advance for any replies.
The reason why you've spent days of researching and continue to go around in circles is because what your looking for ALMOST does not exist (trust me, I've been in your shoes, and it sucks). 98-99% of all HDTV's (especially LCD) have significant input lag, even in game mode, and thus your research has nearly been in vain. But all hope is not lost. Keep reading.....
Most of the time, a "normal IPS" screen as you put it, is a S-IPS, and these are usually found in LG TV's, and Panasonic TV's that do not SPECIFICALLY state "ALPHA", and unfortunately for the past view years, the S-IPS mostly use RTC chips inside of them. RTC (response time compensation) is one of the WORST forms of post-processing in regards to adding more input lag. They use RTC to compensate for the poor pixel response of the LCD technology and thus create more lag while doing so.
The only IPS panels that don't use RTC are the IPS-Alpha. But Panasonic no longer use's IPS-Alpha, and now are using S-IPS. So, once again your out of luck.
Are you patient person? If so, then wait for OLED in a 32" size. May take a few years for the price to be reasonable, but the processing in OLED TV's should be on par or better than Plasma, and thus less lag. Plasma (a good one) doesn't need no-where near as much post-processing as LCD simply because of their far superior picture quality and pixel response. OLED will have an even more superior picture quality than Plasma, possibly even better than a HD-CRT, virtually instant pixel response, and thus digital processing SHOULD be minimal, and minimal processing = minimal lag. (notice I said "SHOULD", meaning, if the TV manufacturer doesn't screw it up).
Or you could force yourself to use a PC Monitor (biggest I think is 27"). You have my best wishes with whatever you decide to choose.Edited by nintygaming - 1/24/13 at 5:26pm