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#1 Avi Patel

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:00

I'm thinking of buying the Vizio e241-a1 (24 inch 1080p hdtc led razor) but it has no game mode under tv settings. Would you think that this tv will give me problems regarding input lag from xbox 360?


#2 Richard C.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 17:12

I've never used game mode, my TV has it but I don't see any difference between the two modes apart from game mode looks slightly worse in terms of color, so no I don't think so

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 17:14

even CRT displays had "game mode" all it ever seemed to do was change the contrast and color saturation and that is it, maybe newer LCD's with lots of processors in them might do something like turn some stuff off to save a few microseconds per frame or so... but even if it did, you wouldn't notice it

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 17:37

according to the manual for that model, there is a game mode in the settings

http://store.vizio.c...1/UM_E241A1.pdf

Use the Arrow buttons on the remote to highlight Picture Mode, then use the Left/Right Arrow buttons to change the picture mode:

• Standard mode

sets the various picture settings to
values that will produce the best picture in the
most cases. This is therecommended setting.

• Movie mode

sets the picture settings to values perfect for
watching a movie in a dark room.

• Game mode

optimizes the picture settings for displaying
game console output.

• Vivid mode

sets the picture settings to values that
produce a brighter, more vivid picture.



#5 Xilo

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 16:23

LED does not cause lag. LED/cathode/etc are simply the method of how it is lit. Take a look at the avs forum. You can find or ask all the information you will need.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 16:30

The lag is so small you will only notice it in games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero. Both of which have calibration modes to compensate for this.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 16:37

The lag is so small you will only notice it in games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero. Both of which have calibration modes to compensate for this.

Fighting games are pretty much the only console genre where video lag matters.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 19:44

Fighting games are pretty much the only console genre where video lag matters.

I would disagree with you there, its definitely the music games where you will see it the most. I never had an issue with fighting games. Usually if you lag from those thats going to be network lag not from the controls.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 19:47

Game mode only alters the display contrast, brightness and colours. Doesn't affect the lag.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 21:29

Game mode only alters the display contrast, brightness and colours. Doesn't affect the lag.


Not true.

depending on the TV, game mode will disable all the image enhancement and picture processing, delivering the unprocessed picture straight on screen, avoiding delays from the image processing. this can actually be up to 1 second on some TV's with heavy processing.

It will also change a bit how the panel operates, making it change colors faster, or rather, it allows the panel to not completely change to a color intensity so it can change back faster. This is why it loses contrast.

So yeah, game mode will on any mid-high end model, reduce input lag significantly, as well as speed up the panels ability to switch colors at the cost of color quality and contrast.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 21:32

Not true.

depending on the TV, game mode will disable all the image enhancement and picture processing, delivering the unprocessed picture straight on screen, avoiding delays from the image processing. this can actually be up to 1 second on some TV's with heavy processing.

It will also change a bit how the panel operates, making it change colors faster, or rather, it allows the panel to not completely change to a color intensity so it can change back faster. This is why it loses contrast.

So yeah, game mode will on any mid-high end model, reduce input lag significantly, as well as speed up the panels ability to switch colors at the cost of color quality and contrast.


Ah ha! You learn something new every day. I stand corrected!