Gaming on Sony TVs in Dolby Vision

JohnnyMN

Active Member
I haven't seen any threads like this and the ZF9 thread is dead so if this thread is inappropriate then the mods can delete it but I've just started gaming on my XSX in Dolby Vision on my ZF9. I know the Sony TVs don't have a Dolby Vision game mode but I'm not noticing any lag at all. I'm currently playing Skyrim special edition with fps boost and auto HDR activated and I was just wondering what other folk's experience of gaming on Sony TVs in Dolby Vision is like? I don't have anything to test the input lag. Maybe someone who has a Sony TV does and this could be a place to post that information for different Sony TVs? Might be useful for those looking to purchase a Sony TV but want to game in Dolby Vision. Usually I can detect straight away when I'm not in game mode but Dolby Vision is active and I'm not noticing any lag whatsoever.

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Dibils

Active Member
i am wondering same, cant wait for dolby vision as its so much better than HDR10 in bright room thx to DV Bright mode but am worried about input lag

also i assume you are on xbox preview program as i dont have the DV update yet
 

JohnnyMN

Active Member
i am wondering same, cant wait for dolby vision as its so much better than HDR10 in bright room thx to DV Bright mode but am worried about input lag

also i assume you are on xbox preview program as i dont have the DV update yet

Yes I signed up for the program so I could see what Dolby Vision looked like in games. Hopefully Sony update their TVs to include a DV game mode though tbh I genuinely didn't notice any lag. Maybe because Skyrim is in 60fps and that helps? With other games it might be more noticeable.
 

Dibils

Active Member
i now signed up to check it out aswell 😁

played FIFA and it seemed fine but then played Gears 5 and there was a clear increase in input lag ☹️ makes it unusable, which is sad cause i really did like how it looked

Sony is pretty shoddy at releasing improvements or listening to feedback though so i doubt we will ever get dolby vision game mode on these sets (mine is XH95), doesnt help that PS5 doesnt even support DV yet
 

Mortey

Standard Member
I played Rockband for the first time since installing the DV update and it was noticeably different.

I can't remember 100% but when I recalibrated I thing the screen refresh was set to ~60ms afterwards it was 140.

Although I know it is not a particularly accurate test as it relies on my eyes! I will turn off the DV and test again.
 

JohnnyMN

Active Member
I played Rockband for the first time since installing the DV update and it was noticeably different.

I can't remember 100% but when I recalibrated I thing the screen refresh was set to ~60ms afterwards it was 140.

Although I know it is not a particularly accurate test as it relies on my eyes! I will turn off the DV and test again.

I went back and tried Skyrim again in standard HDR and it did seem more responsive. I picked up the Mass Effect trilogy so I'll try that at the weekend and see how the lag is. It would be nice if Sony released an update with a new game mode for Dolby Vision but I very much doubt they will.
 

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