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Vizio ‘M’, JVC, Hitachi, Samsung, LG tested for Input Lag


It has been a while since our latest database update, but we managed to get several new screens tested for input lag, particularly of interest the 2013 Vizio ‘M’ series. Vizio is a popular brand among buyers nowadays, and surprisingly Vizio does have some winners in this batch! Be sure to check out the input lag database to see how these displays stack up to the competition.


[tabs] [tab title=”HDTV List“] (42”) Hitachi LE42S606 LED HDTV


(32″) JVC LT-32DE73 LED HDTV

(50″) LG 50LA6970 3D LED HDTV

(40″) Samsung UN40F5500 LED HDTV

(43″) Samsung PN43F4550 Plasma HDTV

(46″) Samsung UN46F5500 LED HDTV

(50″) Samsung UN50F5500 LED HDTV

(51″) Samsung PN51F4550 Plasma HDTV

(65″) Samsung UN65F7050 3D LED HDTV

(32″) Vizio M321i-A2 LED HDTV

(40″) Vizio M401i-A3 LED HDTV

(47″) Vizio M471i-A2 LED HDTV

(55″) Vizio Vizio M551d-A2 3D LED HDTV

(80″) Vizio M801d-A3 3D LED HDTV
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Best HDTVs for Gaming: Part 2


All of these displays can be found in the input lag database.


About the author

Adeel Soomro

Adeel Soomro

Adeel Soomro, also known as "Four Wude", has been a competitive Street Fighter 4 player since 2008. Using his extensive gaming experience on a casual and professional level, he aims to spread the awareness of input lag existing in today's displays. Having tested over 300 displays for input lag, he hopes that DisplayLag will aid gamers around the world when purchasing the best HDTV or monitor for gaming.


  • Thanks for the update– keep it up! Purchased a w900a on your recommendation, BTW. Couldn’t be happier. BTW you may want to seek out the Panasonic S60 plasma– rumor has it lag is at or under 30ms.

    • Thrilled to hear you’re enjoying the TV! I’d love to purchase it myself, however I already own a 55″. I’ve heard good things about the Panasonic S60 from other outlets, will update if I get my hands on it!

      • I have been trying to find out for months what my current Tv’s input lag is, and I can’t seem to find any information on it. I am using a Toshiba 55g103u that I bought in 2011 , and even though it has a Game Mode, I swear it still has significant input lag. I want to buy one of these 15-30 ms Tv’s, but I would just like a ballpark figure of the lag on my current tv before I spend another $1000 on a new one. For all I know, my Toshiba may already be within the 15-30ms threshold with Game mode on.

        • Also, I do run my gaming console to my Onkyo receiver, and then run my receiver to my TV(HDMI ports). Thought this might contribute some minor input lag as well, but have not found any information on it

  • Can you tell me if the samsung un40eh5000 hdtv is good for gaming because that’s what i’m looking forward to buying sometime soon but I need to know if the lag or delay is bad enough to effect me. Unfortunately i have had a bad experience with buying a tv and the lag just crushing how happy i was to play on that hdtv. So basically i have been researching for a good tv a lot and was hoping that this could be the one that i could settle on. Just a little info i’m a pretty competitive player but not tournament wise but i do play a lot of first person shooters and fighting games so on my earlier tv i noticed the lag right away so i was wondering if i would be able to notice it a lot on the un40eh5000.

    • I think if you’re looking at displays between 21-30ms, you will be fine and won’t notice much lag at all. The ONLY exception will be if you’re used to low lag computer monitors, and play extremely delicate games that require frame perfect timings. I think the UN40EH5000 will suit your needs, though why not check out the newer F5500 series? The UN40F5500 has 27ms of lag and is the newer 2013 model. Check out some reviews and let me know what you think!

  • Your site has been an invaluable resource so far in narrowing down my choice of monitor. However, I have a question for you. I will be gaming on Xbox360 and next-gen consoles primarily, so keep this in mind. The choice is between the Asus VG248QE, Asus VX238H, and BenQ RL2455HM. I am leaning towards the VG248QE as it is probably the best monitor in the bunch, but what do you think about using this 144hz monitor for mainly playing console games? I have heard mixed reviews about this. On one side I have heard that it adds an even “crisper” feel than a 60hz monitor (making movement even smoother while maintaining low lag), while I have heard others say it may add some latency due to having to process the slower hz (while the VX238H & RL2455 are perfectly equipped for the consoles at 60hz). What is your opinion on this? Thanks!

    • Thank you for finding the site useful! To answer your question, out of those choices, I would recommend the VG248QE. While I haven’t tested it, I’ve heard a lot about it and having a native 144hz refresh rate is really cool (even if you don’t game on PC, your mouse will feel a lot smoother if you connect your computer to it with the appropriate connection). With that said however, this monitor shines most with PC gaming to take advantage of the high refresh rate, which isn’t possible on consoles. It will help a little with motion blur though, so if you’re extremely sensitive to motion blur then the native 144hz and 1ms response time will help. Keep in mind that the monitor has low lag regardless, so it’s a good investment regardless of what you’re using it for. One issue though is the price tag, and if you’re spending around $300 on a monitor, I really recommend looking at the IPS display offered by ASUS as well. You’re getting a huge 27″ display with better color reproduction over the VG248QE, which I would recommend for console gaming. Have a look at some reviews and give me your thoughts:

  • I want to buy 32″ and I am thinking between Samsung 32EH4003 and LG 32LN5400
    I want to use it for playing PC games and PS3 games also watch 1080 movies

    I will not buy until your advice

  • Your research is an invaluable tool for selecting a large display for use in my profession of music production. Our editing and recording application of choice, Pro Tools, has super critical timing requirements and it’s users need to reduce lag all the way thru the chain.

    I would say that only a tiny percentage of these pro users are even aware that the HDTV displays they purchase vary enormously in what is a very important for us, and NEVER published, spec.

    I thought I’d let you know as you might wish to reach out to such forums as the Pro Tools User forum – there are many others – where you would find an Avid (sorry) audience for your knowledge and site.

    • Thank you for the kind words! It’s great to know that this information is helping more than just gamers. Being fed up with the lack of information throughout the years is what prompted me to take action with this website.

      Thanks for the heads up, I will check those forums when I get the chance. Please let me know if there’s anything else I can help you with!

  • Looking to get my first HD tv for Gaming i was looking at (32″) Vizio M321i-A2 LED HDTV Max price range is $350. was wondering if this would be good for PS4. I mostly play games like AC an The Last of Us an sometimes a FPS. Any help would be greatful

  • Your site has been a great help with my search of the perfect fit HDTV for me. The TV I’ve been looking at for a month or so has been the VIZIO: M501d-A2R. Specs: 1080p 3D LED, 240HZ. I really DON’T want an HDTV that’s less than 1080p, over 50″, under 46″, more than $800 (not including tax). I think this is a really good buy, considering the specs, Best Buy has it listed as $799 and for Beat Buy I feel like that’s a super deal! I don’t plan on buying one until March, when I plan on getting an Xbox One and a PS4 later by the end of 2014. I’ll watch TV shows, sports, BluRay movies, and obviously play console games on it. I play sports games, racing, role playing like skyrim/fallout, GTA, and shooters from call of duty, halo, to gears of war. I wouldn’t be surprised if the price dropped a little anyways. I noticed you haven’t included the 50″ in the display lag list yet and was hoping you could tell me how many ms it test for? Also if you think this is a smart/good buy or not? Thanks!

    • The 55″ version has been rated at 38ms in my database, which is near the end of my ‘Great’ scale. It should be fine for most of your gaming in the budget. I haven’t tested the 50″ version specifically, however most HDTVs in the same model line tend to have very similar input lag numbers.

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