Originally Posted by AGuy01
I've never owned a plasma before, but it's common wisdom that they're better with motion than LCD/LED displays. There's one thing I like about the latter, though, and that's motion interpolation with video games. In movies the interpolation effect is, shall we say, divisive. But in games it makes everything so incredibly smooth. When I pan the camera there's absolutely no blur and objects remain completely in focus. I love that.
But the LEDs that I have tried and own have too much input lag in the modes that support those settings. The ones that are better performs are now out of my price range (Sony W900A) or have a few issues (Sony W802A, can't get the full 1080 lines in moving resolution without engaging their horrible Impulse mode). How do plasmas, or more specifically the F5500, compare in motion to an LED using motion interpolation? Are they just as clear for games - objects stay stay in absolute focus even with fast camera movements - without having to engage extra processing and for films the dreaded soap opera effect?
If display lag was any indicator, this plasma should do just fine based off of the numbers on www.displaylag.com
. I'll look to getting a HDMI cable and play some FPS from my computer on the screen and see how it goes. I'll be waiting on the PS4 until I can get some actual console gaming.
There is a Game Mode setting deep within the menu settings. It's under Menu >> System >> General (why it's there and not under Picture, I have no idea). It's off by default, but it does say if on, that it will "accelerate speed of video games running from game console connected to TV. There may be a slight degradation in graphic quality."
The W802a was a contender for me as well, but with all the issues everyone was having in that thread, I couldn't commit. Granted, I feel that forums are usually for people with issues, and rarely represent people who love their product with zero issues.