I finally got everything working yesterday, thanks again wondras!
I had to run in 60Hz in the end, as 50Hz created an extra frame of lag. I don't really understand how LCD works with framerates though. Mine is a 200Hz model (using TruMotion) so the base framerate should be 50Hz.
Anyway, I managed to set everything up correctly and the results were worse than I had hoped for...
This is the short report, over the weekend I can give you some samples of my tests if you want. I got SMTT running at a little over 900Hz, I suppose that is good enough.
First thing I did was measure my LCD Monitor. Where the timer at flatpanels.dk gave me no delay at all, with SMTT i measured 11-12 ms on all tests. I suppose that shows the flash timer only can show bigger differences, like a whole frame.
Then, I run loads of tests with the following setup: CRT vs HDTV on HDMI1, 1080p, 60Hz
. The only setup that made some visible difference (apart from TruMotion On and maybe Real Cinema) was labeling the input as PC AND using Game profile at the same time, reducing the lag about half a frame... and that's it!
My numbers are approximations as I ended up doing this very late at night and not all pictures are crystal clear and I haven't double checked everything yet. To be honest I was mostly interested in the settings that gave the lowest numbers, so as soon as I started to see bad results I moved on. But it gives you an idea...LG 42SL8500No label, Standard profile (TruMotion Low):
70 msNo label, Game profile (TruMotion Off):
50 msPC label, Standard profile (TruMotion Off):
50 msPC label, Game profile (Everything Off):
I also did some tests on the VGA port, but I also got about 50 ms.
50 ms is in fact how I been playing most of the time, and that's 3 frames. No wonder I noticed it. And even if I chose PC/Game mode, I doubt I will notice any difference for the better. What a shame on such a beautiful and nice set.
Now that I have the facts, only one question remains... Gotta sleep on that one