- Sep 6, 2002
With that dark streak I'd guess another VA variant, FYI Toshiba in the past has used Sharp, Samsung and LG panels. You could try taking some macro shots of the pixel structure and compare them to other pictures online, or google search your TV model number to see if anyone else has done it.The LG left a white streak behind my finger when I moved it against the screen - indicating it was a MA panel. The Panasonic left no streak behind my finger when I moved it against the screen indicating IPS panel. This moniter leaves a dark streak behind my finger when I move it???? -- What kind of panel is that? Off angle viewing on the toshiba is 100% acceptable.
Clean headshots are another good sign, especially since you couldn't pull them off on your older displays.I played some far cry 2. I cannot notice any lag on this monitor. I don't have the tools to do a proper lag test, but subjectively I can't feel any and I DID feel some on the LG 32LE5300. This feels a bit smoother than the panasonic too, but I couldn't really perceive any lag on th panasonic either. I do feel this is a bit more accurate in FPS games than the panasonic some how or another. The panasonic in far cry 2 -- it seemed that I was never really able to easily shoot someone at a distance scoped in. I was either to the left or the right. On this toshiba monitor it's spot accurate and I was surprised how easily I was shooing the foes. Nothing else changed so I don't have any explanation for this. No different drivers, no different hardware -- nothing. I just feel my mouse is a bit more accurate on this Toshiba in game mode than it is on the 37u22 panasonic, however I wasn't really able to perceive lag on the panasonic either. This is by far my favorite of the three so far.
Looks like the Panny U22 hit your threshold for input lag, which makes sense to me because everything i've read says that some people begin noticing the "signs" of input lag starting from 2 frames and up.
You might be able tweak the picture settings on that individual hdmi input to your liking, i'm guessing Blu-ray/Blu-ray players want different settings than PC's ?unknown.
I will say that the bluray movies on this toshiba 32e200u are not quite as spectacular as the LG and Panasonic. (just watched some avatar)
It looks good, just not quite as good. I guess you win some and you loose some. It is still by far the best for PC monitor use and as that is my primary purchase intent - it fits my bill.
Other than that it sounds like you have a winner, and it only costed you $350