Originally Posted by sage11x
This is exactly why I stopped making black and white recommendations when it comes to whether or not a display is suitable for gaming. Everyone’s tolerance here is different. I think you’re right in that most people won’t notice the lag. The lag will still effect them to one degree or another but the majority likely won’t notice it. I will say, FOR ME, the 4K DLPs still have too much lag for me to consider them a serious gaming display. But then, I’m VERY sensitive to input lag and even more so to pixel response/blur. I think more people might notice the difference if they had access to multiple displays but this is something I’ve sort of gone down the rabbit hole with and I doubt many would be willing to chase the issue as far as I have.
I was very happy with the last gen of HD DLPs especially BenQ’s HT2050A for console gaming. I still think it’s one of the best console gaming displays on the market. It’s combination of virtually non-existent lag and excellent motion resolution makes it a standout. So sensitive am I to pixel response/blur that I find IPS monitors and VA TVs to be virtually unusable for gaming. Because of this I’ve been sort of stuck at 1080p with the BenQ DLP, a pair of Panasonic plasmas and a TN pro gaming monitor that I’ve used for years. That is until recently when I decided to test out one of the only 4K TN gaming monitors on the market, the BenQ EL2870u (review inbound).
I have seen this in real-time. As a former PC gamer, I told non-techie PS4 friends to disable V-Sync for lower input delay. They had no idea what I was talking about. None of them noticed a difference when they disabled V-Sync. I, on the other hand, can notice the delay instantly and cannot play Rocket League with V-Sync on.
Additionally, I cannot handle the motion handling of LCD technology (TN is borderline). It's utter trash IMO. I only game on plasma (terrible input lag on my set), and formerly on my TN monitor. DLP is the next frontier for me. I was going to go with the 5050 due to its sub 30ms input delay, until I realized it was an LCD. Nope, not happening. Not spending $3000 on a display that can't do motion well. I notice LCD's poor motion handling for not only gaming, but in movies and TV as well.
Originally, I was going to go with OLED until I started to research 4K projectors. They seem to have a good balance of price, motion, input lag, massive size, and picture quality. The decision was made
. I'm hoping I am fine with the 45ms delay of the TK800M. After gaming for years in 4K, I cannot go back. I know you said the PS4 Pro isn't a good 4K gaming machine, but I have to disagree with you on that one. It's been a fantastic 4K device, even if checker-boarding isn't always perfect. Haven't had many issues with performance, either.
With the PS5 coming soon, I'm hoping that the TK850 can work some gaming magic. Would love to see the added features in the TK850, while keeping the input lag in the same ballpark as the TK800M. I'll be patiently waiting