Originally Posted by Callsign_Vega
My quick summary after a night of testing for computer/gaming use:
1. A1E is physically gorgeous. I really love minimalist designs.
2. OLED panel, image is amazing. Not much else to say here.
3. TV has froze on me. Not totally sold on Android for TV's. IMO LG's OS is better.
4. A1E sound is good enough for listening to sports/talking. My normal HiFi speakers were obviously much better for music/movies.
5. 4K 4:4:4 60 Hz input lag (30ms) is noticeable but not super annoying. [Game mode]
6. Clarity "high" setting in which the panel is strobed 8ms on and 8ms off at 60 Hz is unusable. Very noticeable flicker. Resultant MPRT of 8ms was of course much clearer than the normal sample-and-hold 16ms MPRT of 60 Hz, but flicker precludes its use.
7. Using motion smoothing outside of game/graphics mode (only place you can enable) as expected is unusable. Frame interpolation (120 Hz) once again cuts the MPRT down to 8ms from 16ms, but large input lag and motion artifacts precludes its use.
8. TV is silly heavy. I think they went a bit overboard on this.
9. Disappointing that the max brightness is less than the LG's. ABL is also noticeable.
10. The TV will display an image above 60 Hz, but will frame skip rendering that moot.
11. Easter egg. Setting a custom 1080p resolution at 4:4:4 12-bit color at 120 Hz in game mode drops the input lag down to a tested average 15-20ms! This is a great TV for 1080p gamers. You get the 8ms MPRT motion clarity of 120 Hz sample-and-hold and also get that 120 Hz quick/smoothness with barely perceptible input lag. Just don't turn Clarity to "high", it still only strobes at 60 Hz rendering the other 60 Hz in darkness!
There isn't much Sony can do for the flicker, right? I mean, if they shorten the strobe (off duration) it would be less clear. In order to attain the clearness we want, we have to strobe 8ms on 8ms off... or use interpolation, which no one would want to do. The only good way to get around this is to have a true 120hz signal. And even then, I bet it would be nice to have 4ms on 4ms off to get clarity as if it was a 240hz signal (I'd imagine at some point our brain has to max out though)--but the flicker would probably not be very noticeable then.
I do think it would be nice if Sony offered a couple more settings than just high. For instance, medium could do 12ms on 4ms off for less flicker but also less clarity.
Personally, I can see lights flicker when others do not, but am willing to use the BFI for the clearness. For me, it is noticeable, but not bad once you're into the game your playing. Brighter scenes are obviously more noticeable, but once again, I'd rather have it than not, and I don't know what more you could do (other than a true 120hz signal as I mentioned above). I will say, the flicker of Sony's active 3D drove me nuts, and this 60hz BFI does not. Those glasses also cover some of your peripheral, which seems more sensitive to flickering and fast motion.
So you did NOT get any frameskipping when feeding it a solid 120hz signal, right? I know you did at 121hz, but I just want to confirm you didn't get it at 120hz.
Awesome... I can confirm that 120hz is waaaaay snappier feeling on this TV using my gaming PC vs. 60hz. Huge difference.
If you think that setting it to 120hz bypasses some of Sony's processing... I wonder if some other custom resolution at a lower refresh rate would do the same. Maybe using a different timing format at 60hz or manually setting the timings at 60hz.