Originally Posted by WaveBoy
Man I think i've repeated this at least 1 trillion times.
Somebody needs to dedicate a specific thread and have the 1ms capable sets at the top.
As far as Panasonic goes, they are the 2011 'S30' and 'St30' 1080p plasma's. They only do 1 frame/16ms through component
cables, once you have Color gamut set to HD ('SD' produces more lag for some odd ball reason, just like on the X5. SD is only optional for 480i/480p gaming content such as the Wii)
,turn off the color management and both Noise reductions.
The 2012 sets are incedibly dissapointing! I own the X5 and have played with the UT50, and they're both pushing 3 frames.
43-47ms is correct based on testing. The S30/ST30 also scored 16ms-32ms. the 32ms is via HDMI sadly...So if you want that 1 frame
you're limmited to component(480p & 720p) 1080'i' may yield more lag, but i'm not too sure.
Still, knowing that i'm getting 1 frame of lag, annoys me. It feels great and everything, but a lag free CRT still has the upper hand, especially
with motion controls where you need every precious MS you can get! XP So my advice, hunt down a S30 or ST30 and SKIP the 2012 panny's....
Who knows, maybe this years 2013 panasonic plasmas may be lower in lag, but i highly doubt it. The future is looking lousy for gamers, with 1 frame
sets being a complete rarity. I still miss the 'perfect' motion handeling + ZERO artifacts, ZERO LAG, and no auto dimming from my CRT....
But i'd be annoyed if i were missing out on the wii's 720p and true widescreen, PLUS playing it on the big screen. XP
So yup, the S30 doesn't have an anti glare picture so you'll get better brightness, color and a crisper picture.
Where as the ST30 has more picture controls, less glare and 3D. I ended up gettig a 60" S30 for $850 on craigs list last Novemeber and boy am i glad that
i did! The X5 and UT50 have NOTHING on this set in terms of input lag performance! Complete Night and day difference. Don't believe the kiddies
claiming that their NA U50, UT50 and ST50's are doing 1 frame because it's a load of sh**. they're around 3! PASS
I guess you could say i've been a bit of a guinea pig these last couple of years with HDTV testing. lol
I know what zero lag feels like(on my two SDTV CRTs), i know what 1 frame feels like(owned the highly praised LG LD450 & LK450 LCD's which both did 1 frame
via component cables) i know what 2 frames feels like(which i personally wont settle for. My S30 does 2 frames via HDMI) and i know what the dreadfull 3
frames feels like(X5 and UT50) and going beyond that? Welcome to the world of LG plasma's! LOL I've experienced the nastyness that they provide and it
S30 and ST30 are a gamers wet dream, the wholy grail plasmas for gaming. And that is all!