After spending a little more time with Game Mode last night, I'm really liking the lack of (perceptible) input lag. I've never been great at Street Fighter, but SFV felt as fast as it should on button presses, so I won't be able to blame my losses on the new TV.
One thing I've noticed about Game Mode is that it turns the Sharpness up really high. I popped in GTAV just to see how it looked, and on the still images on the loading screens there was some minor aritfacting and... the only way I can describe it is aliasing, but it's a still image so it's not that. Certain parts of the still image (long straight lines) would get a little jaggy as the slowly drifted across the screen.
In SFV, some areas of the character self-shadows (the area under a character's chin, for example) seemed off. In some cases, it seemed like instead of being "solid" shadows, they were actually halftones (like newsprint). I've checked some 1080p screenshots online and can't find anything like what I'm seeing when Game Mode is active. I'll try to take some photos tonight to better demonstrate.
Overall, the image quality is still great, and these are very minor quibbles. It's another thing that I don't really know I'd notice if I wasn't looking for it. I'm definitely going to have to see whether or not the Sharpness can be turned down a few notches while in Game Mode tonight.
Originally Posted by EJ11
Glad to hear you're enjoying it! I ordered one myself which should arrive on Saturday. My only concern with this set is the motion blur measured on the RTINGS review. Was this something you noticed when gaming?
I have not seen any issues with motion blur while gaming. Admittedly, I still haven't had a ton of time to dedicate to gaming, but SFV is a fast moving game, and after sitting with it for 45 minutes last night I don't think it'll be an issue.
I did notice, and this is likely not the fault of the TV but the cable signal, that during a Ford commercial when the camera would whip pan the picture would get really blocky for a moment before clearing up. It never happened during the basketball game or anything else I watched last night, only during this one specific commercial, during the super quick camera movements. My cable signal is 720p, outputting at 1080i, and who knows what bit rate the commercial was encoded at, so I'm hesitant to lay blame on the TV just yet. I'll keep my eyes open as time goes on to see if the issue pops up anywhere else.