Originally Posted by badboy808
Is dynamic mode the best Picture setting for Gaming? I have a PN51E8000??
"Gaming mode" found under the System Settings submenu will work on every input, even component. It will disable most of the advanced processing features to reduce the inherent Display Lag in a plasma TV (or any other modern HDTV for that matter).
For further reference see here:
In addition Samsung provides a "PC mode" that further decreases the display lag on their plasma TV's. However the general consensus is that this mode only works on the PC/DVI HDMI input, which on your TV should be HDMI 1. If you wish to use this mode make sure you are connected to HDMI 1, press the Device Input button on the remote, highlight HDMI 1 and then press the Tools button. From there select Rename (or Edit) and then select PC from the available list.
Do note that using HDMI 1 means you lose the Audio Return Channel functionality that is included with HDMI 2. Personally I get around this by using a $20 HDMI splitter from Monoprice so I can game on HDMI 1 and do everything else on HDMI 2.
Regardless, as a recent E7000 series owner, I would highly recommend you turn down the Cell light and Contrast settings when gaming until the TV has a good 300 hours on it to minimize the potential of Image Retention. Even with limiting my gaming sessions to 2 or 3 hours at a time with the TV set to Game Mode and Standard Picture settings I experienced very noticeable IR on the lower right hand corner of the display where Black Ops 2 shows a constant white on black graphic during gameplay. I was able to effectively remove this IR prior to returning the TV, but it took days of alternate programming. If you can game happily with the Cell light at 18 (or 1 or 2 less) and Contrast down around 60 until the plasma cells age I think that is a prudent preventative measure to take.