HT 1075 Gaming:
Let's start on paper… PJ Central has been including input lag benchmarks in their reviews for years. Their testing has evolved over the past two years and they are now using a newer process. Although the new test process may be more accurate, lag times are reported slightly higher than the old process. The below clipped from the HT 1075 review (link at the bottom):
“In our testing, the HT1075 measured 49.7 milliseconds of input lag, equivalent to about three frames of a 60 fps input signal. That is slightly more lag than we measured on the W1070 (24 ms), but the accuracy of our lag tests has also increased since 2012 so it is possible that the "increase" isn't one at all. In any case, three frames is on the high side for fast-twitch gaming where timing is crucial, but most games don't fall under that heading. For those games where timing is less critical, the HT1075 is a fine choice.”
Even dedicated gaming projectors costing much more can bring down input lag to 10-15ms. In comparison with the 49ms stated above, that’s a whopping 2% to 3% per second gain. Wait… I’m not sure if 2% of a second is important to me when gaming. Seriously, I don’t think I can tell the difference. I think you have to be pretty hard-core to even notice. My personal opinion/choice…
Besides my projector, I also have an ASUS VG248QE 24" 144Hz 1ms LCD Monitor I’ve used for over a year. I play a wide variety of games from strategy, action, adventure, racing, RPG, FPS, MMO… and personally, I can’t tell a single bit of lag difference between playing on my ASUS to playing on the HT1075. I’ve played and tested my entire circuit of games over the past month and the games played with the same level of response - just as fast… I know for a fact that my ASUS monitor is going to collect some dust. Break out the PJ bulbs – Ha! Nothing like the 1080P big screen for gaming – love it. I do have up-to-date HTPC gear (see post#69) which helps to eliminate any concerns over game video delivery to the HT1075.
I also have seen no screen tearing, ghosting, or motion blur that could be attributed to the projector. I think the few people that complain do so based on the age of their computer gear. Starting with an old PC and video card only enlarges and enhances the bad video previously masked by the smaller monitor display they were used to seeing. Anyway… I’m the one on your right-side in the dungeon… you know, your wingman. gg.