Sony KDL42W805B (instead of 42W705B)

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  1. MPLB

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    After doing some investigation I'd decided upon the KDL42W705B for predominantly a gaming machine. This model got very good reviews and a very low input lag.

    So, I put it in my shopping basket, get all the way to the end of the process only to be told that it's no longer in stock (despite what it says on the item record). The store has offered me a KDL42W805B model for the same price.

    Typical eh? Just as make up my mind after much umming and aaahing this happens and I have to start again.

    I can't find a review for the 42W805B model and was wondering if anyone knows whether it's as good for gaming as the 705B with an equally low input lag.

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  2. MPLB

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    Thanks Vickster but that's a review of the 42W805A which I believe is the previous year's model. However, it had low input lag so I'm guessing they wouldn't have made it lower the following year, would they?
     
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    A=2013
    B=2014
    C=2015
     
  4. MPLB

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    I wasn't confused but am now. For the life of me I can only see (in my thread title and thread) that I've asked how the W805B compares to the W705B (in reference to the input lag).

    Never mind though...
     
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    There's nothing there about input lag, just manufacturer specs
     
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    Okay thanks.
     
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    You've linked to the 2013 A model with IPS panel, not 805B 2014 VA. The 805B is exactly the same as the 829B so that review mostly applies, including input lag.
     
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    Would the 800B be the same model because if it is, it's 24.3 msec, anyway last post on this, i'm off to bed soon.
     
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    You may be right, as I said it's been a long day! I've deleted my posts!
     
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    :laugh: yeah I read that ...

    Yes 800B is indeed exactly the same model ...
     

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