Is it safe to assume that all Sony HDTVs are sub-1 frame lag?


#1

Hi all. Whenever I’ve read or heard about Sony HDTVs, I’ve always read/heard good things. A friend of mine has a Sony HDTV and I played on his PS3 with that TV and there didn’t seem to be any lag. According to a thread that I’ve read here on HDTVs, a Sony HDTV was a few milliseconds above the next HDTV down so its clearly made to support proper gaming. But like I said, I am just assuming, so am I right in thinking this or are there only specific Sony HDTVs which are good and the rest are bad? Thanks.


#2

It’s bad to assume anything at all. Best bet is to find solid data on input delay on specific models, instead of taking a few model’s results and blindly applying it to the rest of that manufacturer’s models.


#3

The amount of lag varies a lot between different TV and monitor models, often even if they are the same brand. Sony HDTVs can be very laggy. I recommend testing it yourself if you can. Two sources of high value in relation to this topic would be the Sub 1 frame HDTV/Monitor Input Lag Database and The New Definitive HDTV Lag FAQ.


#4

Sony makes a monitor specifically designed for gaming that comes with 2F of lag. Why would their HDTVs have <1F?


#5

It is not currently safe to assume that any brand (Sony, Sharp, Samsung, ASUS, LG) or display technology type (LCD TN/IPS, Plasma, OLED) is fast enough for low latency gaming. Each display has to be tested. There is variance even among the same model year of a specific display between sizes available (e.g. 22" vs 24").