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what input lag time is considered good
« on: 31 May 2014, 11:24:42 PM »

hi been looking at getting a tv for gaming something around 40-42 inch i was going to get one of the sonys but the tv will only be used for gaming cant really afford paying around 500 pound for a tv ive been looking at the Samsung F5000 UE42F5000 as its down to around 300 i found a review with its input lag around 33 milliseconds is this an ok time cheers .

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Re: what input lag time is considered good
« Reply #1 on: 02 June 2014, 12:16:06 AM »
Hi, steveogt4 :) First of all, there are different ways of measuring input-lag... This site has used one method (involving comparison with a CRT, if I'm not wrong) for a long time, but have also been using the Leo Bodnar method for some time now.

33 milliseconds using the "original" method should be quite good, but some of the newer Sony's have been getting around 16 ms (IIRC), which is quite a bit better if your games demand as quick reflexes as possible. There is a list of input-lag times on the main site here, outside of the forum (I think it is right down the bottom of the front page). You should check it out! :)

If you're not a hardcore fps/fighting gamer, then I think 33 ms sounds OK if that is when measuring like HDTVtest used to..?
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Re: what input lag time is considered good
« Reply #2 on: 02 June 2014, 09:59:28 AM »
thanks for replying setem i was considering one the sonys but its the price cant really afford around 500 for a tv that will be just mostly for gaming some tv but not as much as gaming i dont really know how it was measured but heres the link to the review maybe that will give you an idea how they measured the times thanks .


http://www.avforums.com/review/samsung-f5000-ue42f5000-led-lcd-television-review.10102

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Re: what input lag time is considered good
« Reply #3 on: 02 June 2014, 10:20:37 AM »
Figures of ~33ms by Leo Bodnar Lag Tester method should be pretty acceptable for general gaming.
So I suppose Samsung F5000 series would satisfy your needs, especially if the budget is tight.
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Re: what input lag time is considered good
« Reply #4 on: 02 June 2014, 12:53:36 PM »
Seems like a good buy to me :)

Here are two reviews that should be quite indicative of what to expect from the 42F5000, steveogt4:
http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/samsung-ue42f5500-201308193252.htm
http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/samsung-ue32f5000-201308253262.htm
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Re: what input lag time is considered good
« Reply #5 on: 02 June 2014, 11:22:15 PM »
the f5500 looks good is the only difference between the f5000 and the f5500 is ones a smart tv one isnt cheers .