From our experience (and the team involves many avid gamers), numerous comments regarding input lags on TVs are from users whom haven't disabled the picture-processing modes on their sets. You need any processing switched off when gaming to minimise any potential lag, and any test of a TV's gaming potential should be done in this mode, not with out-of-the-box settings.
If there are still problems with processing modes - and we mention in this review that the LG system isn't the easiest to get perfect - then potentially consider another set.
Thanks a lot for the advice.
It would be expecting rather too much to expect my family to alter the settings to enable better gameplay so i'm now considering either the Panasonic TX-P55VT30 or Sony KDL-55HX823. However I must confess to being more that a little worried about 'screen burn' on a plasma set after prolonged gaming sessions so i'm being swayed towards the Sony!
I suggest for any TV you buy the settings need to be altered out of the box to get the most from it, especially for gaming, luckily most TVs will remember the settings you assign to your various sources, so you only need to do alter them once then never have to think about it again. In any case always try to demo TV sets before buying with various sources and settings, that way you can avoid dissappointment.
Based on your very favourable review of this set, I had a demonstration and was suitably impressed. However after looking at other reviews, I found that it suffers from input lag that has an adverse affect when used with video games systems. This has deterred me from buying this tv purely for that reason.
As a large number of tv's are used by video gamers it would be a great help if you mentioned this in your future reviews..
Thanks in advance!
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