Sony Bravia KDL-40S5500 - 40in LCD TV - Feature Table

John Archer

By John Archer



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  • Value 6
  • Image Quality 6
  • Sound Quality 6
  • Features 6
  • Design 7


January 19, 2010, 6:33 pm

So, when are you going to introduce input lag figures into TV reviews? This is one of the most important considerations for discerning gamers. A new TV might be perfect in every other way for gaming, but a TV with bad input lag can destroy the gaming experience.


January 19, 2010, 7:56 pm

I read about lag on Eurogamer/Digital Foundry - quite interesting.

Granted, the article is focusing more on controller lag but the TV also has a big part to play..


January 19, 2010, 9:08 pm

Thanks Mik3yB - an interesting article.

It shows why input lag figures are important when evaluating whether to make a TV purchase. If you play a game that has controller lag, then combine it with a TV that has bad input lag, then you have a big problem when it comes to gameplay. I really can't stand the elastic band effect that lag introduces. It's not just online gaming where this becomes an issue, but also with single player gaming. Lag can ruin a gameplay experience, in that it reduces the feeling of being part of the action and being in control, which then impacts negatively on accuracy.


January 25, 2010, 4:59 pm

And Panasonic TX-L37V10 review?!

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