Thanks! Man, I never thought I'd see input lag tests for projectors. Superb work you are doing here, my friend! Very handy to have someone on the board who not only lives in Japan, but also near Yodobashi, and has the desire to run these tests.
I just wanted to make a few points:
- In one picture, the AE-200 in game mode appears to be ahead of the notebook monitor. This means the AE-200 is really fast, but I suspect it also means that the notebook screen itself has a bit of lag. I know you can't lug a CRT monitor in there to test with, but it's just something to keep in mind.
- It's nice to see some verification that the Game Mode really does work as advertised. A lot TV's game modes are a complete sham, imo, and most reviewers don't even try to verify it. Or else if they do mention it, it's something stupid like "Well, I didn't feel any lag. Good enough for me!"
- The only review site I've found that actually does lag tests on monitors is behardware.com (That's the English version. It's actually a French site). They've got high-refresh CRT monitors, fast-shutter cameras, and everything. I wonder if they could be talked into doing tests on projectors too?
- In behardware.com's tests, they've found that it makes absolutely no difference to lag whether you're using VGA or DVI. I expect you'll get the same results here.
- It's interesting how fast the Epson is. I was leaning towards the AE3000u, but that really makes me reconsider. I think I'll hold off until I can see numbers for the new projectors.