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Game Mode help?

jesscrowley
04-28-2010, 11:27 PM
I just read pappylap's post concerning burn in, and am feeling a bit more confident going with a plasma. However I do have a question for anyone who might know the answer. I read somewhere that tv's with game mode help reduce burn in in some way, I think it was by putting up some screen saver type moving image. I'm not real sure if that was entirely the case, since I couldn't find a full legit answer about what game mode actually is. I'm mainly concerned with burn in in regards to playing a game like Modern Warfare 2 that spends a lot of time on idle screens while waiting for matches to begin. The two sets I'm deciding between are the Panasonic P42C2 and the Samsung PN42C450. The Panasonic does not have game mode while the Samsung does. Should this be a deciding factor?

SantaPimp27
04-28-2010, 11:38 PM
I just read pappylap's post concerning burn in, and am feeling a bit more confident going with a plasma. However I do have a question for anyone who might know the answer. I read somewhere that tv's with game mode help reduce burn in in some way, I think it was by putting up some screen saver type moving image. I'm not real sure if that was entirely the case, since I couldn't find a full legit answer about what game mode actually is. I'm mainly concerned with burn in in regards to playing a game like Modern Warfare 2 that spends a lot of time on idle screens while waiting for matches to begin. The two sets I'm deciding between are the Panasonic P42C2 and the Samsung PN42C450. The Panasonic does not have game mode while the Samsung does. Should this be a deciding factor?

Your screen is not going to burn in from MW2. I game from 8-12 hours and have no problems. I also leave my computer desktop up for 8 hours straight all the time and have no burn in.

pappylap
04-28-2010, 11:53 PM
Game mode usually involves all motion enhancing features being set to off by default. perhaps the Samsung also enables pixel orbitor, but you can do that manually on any plasma.

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jesscrowley
04-29-2010, 12:07 AM
Oh that's good to know. If it's something that I can do manually then I guess I don't really need it as a feature. Thanks for the info, it's going to be my first hdtv so I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to this stuff.

pappylap
04-29-2010, 12:12 AM
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PFC5
04-29-2010, 02:29 AM
I just read pappylap's post concerning burn in, and am feeling a bit more confident going with a plasma. However I do have a question for anyone who might know the answer. I read somewhere that tv's with game mode help reduce burn in in some way, I think it was by putting up some screen saver type moving image. I'm not real sure if that was entirely the case, since I couldn't find a full legit answer about what game mode actually is. I'm mainly concerned with burn in in regards to playing a game like Modern Warfare 2 that spends a lot of time on idle screens while waiting for matches to begin. The two sets I'm deciding between are the Panasonic P42C2 and the Samsung PN42C450. The Panasonic does not have game mode while the Samsung does. Should this be a deciding factor?

We have played the COD series 4 (MW), 5 ([email protected]) & 6 (MW2) for many hours at a time and NEVER had any image retention or burn-in with those games on my Panasonic plasma. They change screens after each match so there should be no worries about those games with a good plasma.

The Panasonic plasmas DO have a "game mode" which has the orbiter change every minute instead of the default every 4 minutes, but other than that, it is like the other picture modes and each has different attributes.

Samsung tends to do more video processing in general so maybe a more extensive game mode to turn off all video processing to eliminate lag is why they might offer more in this regard, but overall the game mode is not needed on plasmas because they are about 2,000x faster in pixel response time than the fastest LCDs out there currently. So a game mode that turns off all video processing is a more important feature for LCDs, but it still will not give as fast a pixel response as plasmas have. This is part of the reason my game play improved when i got my plasma. With zero lag and excellent shadow details my only problem is online internet lag.

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