Originally Posted by pioneer 1985
ok thanks. so are games with static hud's not a problem with this set as I will be doing quite a bit of gaming myself and don't want to be worrying too much about heavy ir sticking around for hours at a time.
I game, I play GoW, CoD, Splinter Cell, Halo, yada yada...
I have noticed if the screen sits idle for a length of time, 10 to 15 minutes, there is slight Image retention, but it goes away within a minute once I put on a show.
As far as HUD, I haven't noticed an issue. I usually only play for a couple hours at a time at least once a day, longer on the weekends, and I switch games here and there. I also did a 100 hour break in on my set when I first got it as well. Having said that, I will check closely for any IR when I get home today.
One thing I will recommend for gamers though is to put the input label on this TV to PC for whatever port your console is connected to(if you're using HDMI). Otherwise your screen gets cut off a little bit on all 4 sides. Labeling the console as PC gives you 100% of the screen. It shuts off all the extra little post processing effects as well to decrease input lag. I also play in the "game" picture setting too just for good measure. The input lag is pretty good. Before I put it in PC mode, it was measuring around the 50ms range and it was slightly noticeable...after relabeling the input to PC, I am assuming it's around the 30ms range. It was a noticeable drop in input lag.
As far as dimming on full white screens...yeah that happens to me, and I read that it was a "feature" that the TV will automatically dim the picture a bit if it's showing a lot of white. I notice it happen when I push the Guide button on my xbox controller. When the little guide pops up, it's fine, but if I open up my friends list which makes the white guide box 3 times as big, I see the brightness decrease slightly. I don't know if there is a setting to prevent that from happening but I would like to know if there is, because it kind of acts like dynamic contrast is on, even though I know it's off. But as for now, it's not really that big of a deal, as it does keep the screen from melting my eyes, lol.
Several people, including myself, have noticed that there are slight uniformity issues with this screen, but its ONLY noticeable on blank color slides...and it's very very faint. I notice that it's getting better over time too...and I've probably only put about 200 hours on this set.
All and all, I'm really happy with this set. For a long time I thought I couldn't game on a big screen because my K/D always sucked when I played in the living room...turns out it was just the big DLP i was playing on had a lot of input lag, around 100ms. Thats no longer an issue since getting this TV. And the picture is beautiful.
Edited by maxbrokeaway - 10/22/13 at 1:35pm