Originally Posted by Owlzfan84
I've narrowed my tv down to 2. The 2018 65 P Series, and the 2018 TCL 6 Series. The tv will mainly be used for gaming. I know the TCL has great input lag, but i'm still waiting to find out what the 2018 Vizio's have to offer. Does anyone have any idea? I hope it's better than last year. It's the only reason I didn't get the P series. That HDR input lag was terrible.
The one thing that may get me to cancel my TCL order is the motion. I'm coming from a Plasma tv and i'm not sure about the 60 hz.
I own a Panasonic VT60 and I just bought a TCL R617 which I received yesterday morning. I can tell you that you have nothing to worry about with the motion on the TCL R617. It's excellent. In fact, I actually prefer its motion over the motion on my VT60.
The motion resolution is still higher on the VT60, but the TCL R617 has fewer motion artifacts. The plasma suffers from really bad false contouring on objects during motion. A lot of people seemed to ignore this issue, but for me it always seriously hurt the clarity and quality of images in motion. The other issue that affects motion clarity on the VT60 is the phosphor lag or phosphor trails on objects in motion. The leading edge of things in motion is a purplish color and the trailing edge is a yellowish color. This pollutes the colors on screen and contributes to less clarity during motion.
The TCL R617 seems to have fast pixel response times and I see almost no ghosting or trails behind objects in motion. And beyond that it is artifact free while in motion.
The other thing you should realize is that a native 120Hz will NOT give you better motion quality than a native 60Hz with 120hz backlight strobing (like the R617) with all common forms of content. Console games, 24fps movies, 30fps and 60fps video...none of these things will look any better on a 120hz display vs 60Hz display. Provided that the 60Hz display can also refresh at 48Hz (like the R617 can) and therefor give you judder free 24fps movie playback.
There are only two reasons you should care about a native 120Hz display:
1. You have a powerful gaming PC capable of maintaining 120fps in modern games and don't mind dropping down to 1080p resolution.
(I do have a powerful gaming PC, but it still can't maintain a solid 120fps in modern games even at 1080p. AND I don't want to have to drop down to 1080p on a nice 4k display)
2. You love motion interpolation and want your display to be able to create even more fake frames.