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Input Lag test – Asus VE246H, Panasonic 42″ Plasma + Others

I picked up a Asus VE246H 24″ LCD Monitor today and was interested in seeing what the whole “Input Lag” thing was about…now, I decided to post this just FYI – I didn’t do any indepth reading on the topic, I just figured well..you connect a CRT, plug in a LCD – and snap a photo…so if theres something not done to standard..too bad!

My current setup is an Xbox 360 connected to a Denon amp via HDMI, and then from the Denon out to my Panasonic TH-42PX8A Plasma via HDMI.

Photos were taken on a Canon 40D, 50mm 1.8 @ 1/1600 on H burst mode. (6.5fps)

All test compared to a Dell 17″ CRT monitor (its numbers on the left).

Only milliseconds displayed from the stopwatch at Flatpanels.dk

Asus VE246H input lag test results (Standard mode, via DVI)
033 – 033
183 – 183
350 – 350
483 – 500 *17ms
666 – 666

2nd run (Standard mode, via HDMI)
217 – 217
384 – 384
517 – 517
684 – 684
834 – 851 *17ms
001 – 001

Panasonic TH-42PX8A input lag test results (Denon Amp HDMI Passthrough)

250 – 266 * 16ms

517 – 534 * 17ms
034 – 051 * 17ms
217 – 217
351 – 367 * 16ms
517 – 534 * 17ms
667 – 684 * 17ms
834 – 851 * 17ms
984 – 001 * 17ms
166 – 166

Dell E207WFPc input lag test results (DVI)
283 – 283
133 – 150 * 17ms
300 – 283 *17ms
450 – 450
600 – 600

Can post photos somewhere if people really want to see the results for themselves. Makes me wonder how out of 3 different devices they are all always 16-17ms out (when they are) – Could the camera’s people are using to take photos be a factor?

At some tourney’s I have played on LCDs and have definitely felt a slight difference..IE move just doesn’t come out…and same thing happened when I connected up the LCD for a little. I guess input lag does have a slight slight difference, but its all what you’re used to. There’s an obvious between the plasma setup I play on and the directly connected LCD screens @ tourneys, etc. Will see how I adjust to LCD in the next few weeks.

Written by Aaron Tan

January 5th, 2011 at 12:41 am

Posted in Rants,Tech

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