panasonic tx-40c300b in the supermarkets. Any good for gaming?

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Found 26th Aug 2015
panasonic tx-40c300b in the supermarkets. Any good for gaming? Been looking at them and they have dropped to £250 but I can't seem to find out if the input lag is bad or not for gaming (TV claims to be 200hz)

Anyone got one or know if the refresh rate will be good enough to play xbox one on?

Thanks in advance.

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Most X1 games are 30FPS so a 60Hz TV will have no problems. You would be better off enabling gaming mode if the TV supports it to disable any fancy feature that fakes 200Hz by multiplying frames (soap opera effect). The thing you need to look out for is poor input delay. I don't know the input delay for the TV but below 30ms is usually considered good.

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Most X1 games are 30FPS so a 60Hz TV will have no problems. You would be … Most X1 games are 30FPS so a 60Hz TV will have no problems. You would be better off enabling gaming mode if the TV supports it to disable any fancy feature that fakes 200Hz by multiplying frames (soap opera effect). The thing you need to look out for is poor input delay. I don't know the input delay for the TV but below 30ms is usually considered good.



Thanks, I can't seem to find the input delay anywhere on line. Not sure if it has a gaming mode either.

Was kind on hoping someone had the TV and used it for their console to advise. I'm sure it will be OK but it's the only thing I'll be using the TV for and don't want a dud. Wonder what the returns are like from the supermarket if you're not happy with the quality?

Most TV's released now have a gaming mode. A lot of them have 4:4:4 chroma subsampling support too for PC inputs, to bypass any display features, making the TV display video as if it was a monitor and I recommend this for gaming to reduce input delay to the minimum. In some cases gaming mode might be better, it depends how optimized it is.
Changing the input source name to PC (it might only work with a certain input number like HDMI2 for example). It will be in the manual if it supports either of these things.

Which supermarket? I'd be surprised if they didn't allow for a 28/30 day return period if you're not happy with it.

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Most TV's released now have a gaming mode. A lot of them have 4:4:4 … Most TV's released now have a gaming mode. A lot of them have 4:4:4 chroma subsampling support too for PC inputs, to bypass any display features, making the TV display video as if it was a monitor and I recommend this for gaming to reduce input delay to the minimum. In some cases gaming mode might be better, it depends how optimized it is.Changing the input source name to PC (it might only work with a certain input number like HDMI2 for example). It will be in the manual if it supports either of these things.Which supermarket? I'd be surprised if they didn't allow for a 28/30 day return period if you're not happy with it.



Thanks mate. Sainsbury's and Tesco are doing it for that price at the mo. I know it will be a cheap model with no bells and whistles but as I'm only really using it for xbone, I didn't think that would matter too much. Also trying to keep the cost down as much as possible. I'm after a 40 inch-ish size TV for under £300.
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