This round of testing is with all of the special features turned off.At 90-100ms lag based on comparison with my Planar LCD, the 3020e is a poor performer for gaming. All of the lag tests I have conducted are with the same monitor, so it will give you a fairly accurate idea of how good, or poor the projector performance is. As people have commented on my other lag tests, I have no CRT to test the lag on my monitor. If a projector is performing 100ms worse than my monitor, then it is safe to say it is a poor performer.
I only had the VPL-HW50ES for a short period of time, and I would have liked to spent more time with it, butÂ I thoroughly enjoyed every minute I did get to game on it. The color was amazing, the contrast was amazing, and the shadow detail and black levels were amazing. I would go as far as saying I like this projector more than my own Epson 8700UB. The lag test determined that it had about 50ms of lag, but after the review I realized the CFI feature was on when the lag test was done. It should yield much better results with it turned off. As always, here’s a link to Art’s full review.
While I had the projector I played Street Fighter IV on the PS3, Borderlands 2 on the PC, and Half-Life 2:Deathmatch on the PC. I did not notice any sort of lag while playing online, or off. I haven’t had my hands on one of the new Epson projectors, but based on what I have seen comparing the Epson 8700UB and this Sony, I would pick the Sony. Street Fighter IV looked amazing, and this would be a game you’d definitely notice if lag was an issue.
I’m back after a bit of a break, (recently moved to a new house), but now I’m settled, and I’ve got a budget gaming projector shootout between the Acer H5360 ($499) and the Epson 710HD ($599).Â Both of these projectors are 720P native resolution and represent a good value in their price range.Â The Acer is a DLP technology based projector and the Epson is 3LCD.Â Read on to find out the strengths and weaknesses of each and which projector I would choose.
Sony VPL-HW50ES Home Theater Projector Lag Test Results
October 18, 2012 - Scott Shrieves
I know this is a very expensive projector for most of us lowly gamers, butI am definitely not passing up having a crack at this beauty. Below are the lag times I experienced during the test. I am going to spend a few hours with it gaming, and hopefully get to watch Avengers in 3D on it. The gaming review of the Sony VPL-HW50ES should be up early next week! Until then, here’s a link to Art’s full review. See below for the lag test results, they are very acceptable:
I will keep this review brief, as it is supplemental to Art’s full review, available here. Keep in mind that this projector is tiny, and it is only 480p. It is very portable and easy to use. In the time I spent with the P4X I tried a little PC gaming, but mainly stuck with the Xbox 360 and PS3. I wouldn’t recommend this for PC gaming, because of the 480p resolution. It however does work great with the PS3 and 360. I mainlyÂ played Red Dead Redemption and Street Fighter IV on this little guy. As stated the lag (or lack of) was perfectly acceptable while gaming. The lag test results are available in my other P4X blog here.
I know this projector is geared mainly toward the traveling business person, and I think it would be best suited for that. It would also be well suited for gamers who are more concerned with portability, and resolution is secondary. I wanted to hook up the Wii on this projector, but unfortunately I did not have the proper adapter. Since the Wii is 480p, I am sure it would have looked amazing on the P4X. The color was great, and the brightness was perfectly fine in a room with a minimal light. Since the projector is rated at 80 lumens, I would not suggest anything larger than a 60 inch screen for gaming. If you have a completely light free room, then larger would be fine.