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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 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

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

January 5th, 2011 at 12:41 am

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Amazing – Danny MacAskill Trials Film

I posted this up on the FB page (See right..Like it) and decided it deserved another mention here.

Pete, one of my mates used to be into Trials a bit and pointed the video out to me below last year sometime and it blew me away.. I’m not into the sport much, but I do love watching any sort of extreme/action sports..and even if you don’t  – I suggest you check these videos out just to check out Danny’s skills..and what you probably never thought was possible on a bike..

Now, he’s been sponsored by Red Bull and has a film called “Way Back Home” – This thing was released on YouTube 2 days ago and has already hit 160K views.. Amazing production, awesome scenery and locations… You have to watch this video! In 1080p if you can!

Written by Aaron

November 18th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

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2009 Favourites

2009 went by pretty quickly. Here’s some of my fave captures of last year.

Alex Broskow - Backslide

Tom Coley-Sowry - Disaster Back Sav

My Aragon 2 boot.

Alex Broskow - Oververt fish stall

Danny Jensen - Stupid high Sweaty

Brian Aragon - Huge 450 Top Acid

Robbie Pitts - Abandoned Pool Fishbrain

Written by Aaron

June 8th, 2010 at 1:43 am

What up? Timelapses..

Been awhile…

Unfortunately my Canon copped the Err 99 issue has been sent off for repairs – for the past 2-3 weeks now. Tried everything to no avail – Cleaning lens contacts, (insert some other internet DIY fix here) and no luck. I had an extended warranty and they’re honoring that so it should be back in my hands soon. During that time I got to play with a Canon 5D MkII and loved it.

Also I bought a house, so have been doing a ton of work on that which has been taking away from skating time. Last thing I did with my camera before it died was some timelapse experiments. Using my 40D tethered to my laptop with a program called DSLR Pro, captured one frame every 30 seconds most of the day..put together with Quicktime Pro and then compressed with Handbrake.

The Aussie Rolling Open is on this weekend in Adelaide, Will be keen to see what comes out of that event.

Update: Congrats to Danny Jensen for taking the title!

Written by Aaron

April 17th, 2010 at 3:14 pm

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Upcoming: 2009 VIC Inline Titles

Keep an eye out next week for my photos/coverage from the VICTORIAN INLINE TITLES run by RollVic, taking place in Ballarat on the 28th of November 2009. I’ll be posting updates to our local Aussie Rolling source, EMESCE as well.

Apologies for the lack of updates during the past two weeks. The weather in Melbourne has been BLOODY HOT..and I hate skating in 35c weather.

Beer, shorts and a wifebeater is the way to be on a hot Melbourne day. Agree?

09 VIc Titles Flyer

2009 VIC Inline Titles Flyer

Written by Aaron

November 24th, 2009 at 4:51 pm