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tripplej 09-09-13 08:35 AM

input selection for Gaming
 

Question..

I may end up getting two consoles.. Play Station 4 and Xbox One..

I will put each of the game console hdmi to seperate hdmi inputs on the tv.

Once connected, would it be better to have those inputs on the tv be "game mode" or "pc mode" or it doesn't matter if your tv has that ability to select game mode or pc mode?

I heard that one mode gives you more control in terms of tweaking the settings but right now can't remember which mode it is..

Any thoughts?

Mike Edwards 09-09-13 08:37 AM

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I wouldn't choose either IMO. set it to cinema or custom and use a calibration disc to tweak away. the custom lag reducers that are on Game mode usually have a negative affect on the pq imo and unless you get a TV with horrible lag isn't necessary

Ares 09-09-13 08:38 AM

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I have the ability to use game mode on mine but I don't because there is no noticeable difference at least on my set in terms of lag but man does it make the PQ look bad, leave it on Movie that's just my two cents.

tripplej 09-09-13 09:21 AM

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Very interesting. I was very surprised to read not to go to PC or game mode.

Why have PC or game mode then? I thought it was made so that it would be set for gaming? yes/no?

Thanks for the details. Very interesting indeed! :)

Mike Edwards 09-09-13 09:42 AM

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tripplej wrote: (Post 637201)
Very interesting. I was very surprised to read not to go to PC or game mode.

Why have PC or game mode then? I thought it was made so that it would be set for gaming? yes/no?

Thanks for the details. Very interesting indeed! :)

it's really made to try and decrease input lag, but it really isn't very noticeable and is mainly a marketing gimmick

tripplej 09-09-13 10:19 AM

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Mike Edwards wrote: (Post 637205)
it's really made to try and decrease input lag, but it really isn't very noticeable and is mainly a marketing gimmick

Thanks once again for the details. I do believe "marketing gimmicks" are a plenty on HDTV's and in general in the home theater arena. lol. Just makes it more difficult for Joe the consumer to really see what "features" are worthwhile. :)

eyespy39 09-09-13 10:56 AM

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Game mode would be the correct setting, let me explain:
Game mode is a setting where there is usually as little video (and sometimes even audio) processing done as possible. That is important in fast paced games. In such games, it MIGHT be crucial if the gamer needs 0.02 seconds longer time to react. Since the console cannot possibly know what amount of time video processing takes, it cannot compensate for this delay. So you'll probably hit the wall with your car or be slain by your opponent without realizing how this could've happened.
Whether it really makes a difference, depends on the game you play.
Since both consoles offer true HD, there ought to be no need for the TV to "optimize" picture quality. You would rather optimize output settings in the console OS or the respective game settings.
Btw.: PC-Mode is a setting which takes into consideration that there is no overscan area needed as opposed to video source material.

tripplej 09-09-13 11:13 AM

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Thanks for your input eyespy39, so your take is game mode is better for the lag control. The others mentioned movie or cinema or custom mode.. Very interesting to say the least.

I wonder if the type of tv makes a difference as well? Meaning, a higher end tv would be better for game mode but a lower end tv would be better to have it set to cinema or custom mode? Or vice versa?

eyespy39 09-09-13 12:47 PM

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My guess would be that in a lower end TV it would be most useful to use game mode for at least two reasons: first - its video processing capabilities may well be worse than that of the console and lead to even worse picture quality; second - due to less processing power it might also introduce more lag than a higher end TV.
All this is, of course, bare theory. Theoretically, gaming mode would be the appropriate setting with any TV. In the end, you should simply try which setting suits you best and if it leads to problems with your gaming experience.

tripplej 09-09-13 01:25 PM

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eyespy39 wrote: (Post 637280)
My guess In the end, you should simply try which setting suits you best and if it leads to problems with your gaming experience.

In the end it is all about trial and error. If game mode doesn't work properly can always try cinema or custom or movie mode. :)

I am sure a happy medium can be found!

Thanks everybody for your input. Greatly appreciate it! :)


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