Originally Posted by cofn42
Hence why I suggested trying it.
The Input Lag argument makes me sick, because the vast majority of people until educated on it, would have zero idea it exists.
I have yet to see a major review publication even test it for gaming, all we get is "not ideal for gaming due to high input lag" while not backing it up or comparing it to other projectors.
Well I have.
I have been playing on projectors for 15 years now, had a dozen different units in that time, and even did a direct comparison between the JVC and the Epson 5030 and I can safely say it is not an issue.
So have I, I've been gaming on projectors since 2005. I never had an issue until I got my RS4910 (though all my prior projectors were DLPs). I assumed like you that it was only a few competitive online gamers that were bothered by it, and that thus I wouldn't be, because I'm not that sort of gamer. But I could tell within seconds that something was wrong. Things that were easy on my Planar are much harder on the JVC, like aiming in FPSs, or even just driving in racing games, that extra 115ms is often the difference between catching a slide and losing it.
But it is akin to the DLP rainbows for some, it may be an issue, but it is such a small portion of the population that are affected it is really a major issue? No, not by a long shot.
As you say, we have no idea, but I would say by the forum here, that a far higher percentage of people are bothered by high lag than RBE.
The majority of folks on AVS that scare people off the JVC for the input lag have never even tried it themselves.
if you are the elite .001% that are out there professional gaming, then sure, maybe the JVC is not for you, but if you are a causal player, or even like myself, a hardcore gamer, it is unlikely you will see a difference.
I am not an elite gamer, I'm not a hardcore gamer, I'm not a competitive gamer, and if I didn't have an alternative low-lag projector it would be a dealbreaker for me. Halo, Gears of War, Battlefront, Forza, even NBA Jam, are all impossible for me to enjoy or play to my full potential on my JVC. Even my friends who are not remotely hardcore gamers noticed the difference. It's really a shame, I hope JVC brings the low lag mode from the RS4500 to their whole line. Until then, I'm keeping my Planar.
It just makes me sick that people are scared off an amazing projector for the newest buzzword...
It's not just a buzzword, it's a real problem, at least for a lot of us. I agree that people should try it for themselves, but a lot of times that's not possible.
I'm not trying to scare people away, but if you enjoy gaming, you should definitely be aware that the JVCs have significant lag.