Originally Posted by hh22166
After reading many posts in this thread, it sounds like this television isn't the "ultimate" choice for someone who plays games, especially on the PC, where less input lag is very important. Because if you switch to PC mode, it disables the local dimming options, making the TV look like one worth half its price. Do I understand correctly?
It does reduce the dimming somewhat. I think it is pretty close to "low". (you have Standard, low and off for local dimming options), however, this is far and away the best set I've used a PC on. I had a Samsung full array set before this one, which I loved a lot and had a more expensive MSRP, but it wasn't nearly as amazing as the 929 for a PC monitor. I've also played PC on various sets of friends as well and checked a bit with a laptop in store.
I happily give up the most miniscule of visual fidelity for the lag performance, but the nice thing is that this set will allow you to change on the fly what your settings are anyhow, so you can figure out what works best for you. When gaming on PC I use the "Game Scene" with my custom settings and then if I watch Netflix via the same PC I switch off to the "Cinema Scene" for improved movie performance. Also, bear in mind, any slight "reduction quality" on this set is is still way ahead of most displays out there of this size.
I'm gaming on PC at 1080p/60fps for most games on the 929 and the performance and lack of lag is simply astounding to me. I am currently playing Batman Arkham City at 720p/60fps in 3D on this TV and it is an amazing experience.
I am extremely happy with the PC performance on this set.