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Plasma Gaming Input Lag Advice


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I need advice relating to gaming input lag on Plasma screens. Is input lag something that affects offline gaming, or does it generally just affect online gaming? I will soon be ready to buy a new Tv, and I did have my heart set on the new Panasonic TX-P55ST60B, but after some research I've discovered quite a few people complaining about the amount of input lag that it has.

I currently have a 6yr old Samsung PS42Q97HDX/XEU Plasma, that I use for gaming with an Xbox 360, that is first connected to a Samsung HT-C6500 Blu-Ray Cinema System. I don't do online gaming, only offline play, and until doing research for this new Tv purchase, input lag wasn't something I gave any thought to. It's certainly not something I've ever noticed on my current set-up.

I'm not a hardcore gamer, and my actual gaming skills are very average, but when thinking of spending £1500 on a new Tv, I want to make sure I don't have any 'Oh No' moments by ending up with a Plasma that provides a gaming experience that doesn't match the set-up I already have. :confused:

I have to rely solely on online advice, as there are no electrical retailers near to where I live, so I am not able to check out a Tv before buying it. With that being the case, I want to be 100% sure of everything before I hand over that kind of money.

Thanks for reading.


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You'll likely be fine unless you like playing fighting games.
You could see if any family or friends have a set that AVF have a review for, look at the lag measurement and go try it out. For casual gaming you should be fine.

Maybe buy online and return if its noticeable?

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