Originally Posted by Robert8252
Does anyone on here game on their ST50? Been reading more and more and haven't read anything to turn me away 100% from this set. I don't game 24/7 but I'd say once every few months I get a wild hair and might play COD, Gran Turismo, or something for a 4-6 hour session. Does anyone on here have first hand experience with gaming on this?
Well I told you I game a lot, but didn't mention specifics about the ST50. I'm definitely babying my set so haven't gamed much yet. After I ran D-nice's 100 hour panel prep slides and entered his reference settings I watched/played full screen movies and blu-rays for about 20-25 hours. I then tried out FIFA 13 for ~20 minutes. No IR. Another 5-10 hours of movies & blu-rays and then ~30-40 minutes of FIFA 13. No IR. Several movies here and there plus running a few blu-rays for another ~20 hours. I played FIFA 13 for 1.5-2 hours straight. No IR. I checked for IR using D-nice's slides.
In addition to gaming I have watched soccer for 5-10 minutes at a time a few times. No IR.
My ST50 has a little over 200 hours on it. My plan is to run blu-rays for several hours each day in addition to full screen content w/o logos for another 200 hours. Add in a few letterbox movies, some more sports. I should be around 350 hours by the end of January. (January 31 is when my return period ends. I hope to flesh out any deal breakers, infant mortality by then). I will continue to game for longer sessions as I accumulate more hours on my ST50. After 400 hours I will introduce letterbox movies, content that has solid logos, e.g. sports, and feel more comfortable gaming more.
*For all my competive FPS gaming, specifically COD, I play on an ASUS VH236H monitor. I got it last spring for only $149.99 plus a $20 rebate. Being closer to the screen has really improved my gaming and I don't feel that I am losing out on a larger screen because I sit so close. I am able to more easily pick out targets' heads at distance compared to 42" and 50" plasmas. I play all my single player games and online sports on the larger plasmas.