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Comment: Input lag! (Score 1) 271

by GerbilSoft (#45542469) Attached to: Why You Shouldn't Buy a UHD 4K TV This Year
Based on the amount of input lag present in "1080p" TVs, I can only imagine how bad the input lag is on "4K" TVs. (2 seconds or higher?)

Of course, this isn't an inherent property of high-resolution panels. It's caused by idiots in management that "insist" that these TVs have worthless image filtering algorithms that distort the picture and lag the image.

Comment: Are there any new HDTVs with minimal input lag? (Score 1) 418

by GerbilSoft (#44811329) Attached to: Is It Time to Replace Your First HDTV? (Video)
It seems that at least with HDMI, most TV manufacturers have finally figured out what 1:1 mode is (though it's not enabled by default, which is still stupid). However, most HDTVs I've seen still have at least 40ms input lag, which is pathetic. (For comparison, I've used a Dell 1701FP LCD from 2001 that had virtually no input lag, on VGA.)

Comment: From the spec sheet: (Score 4, Informative) 152

by GerbilSoft (#41777257) Attached to: LG's 84-inch 3840 x 2160 Television Doesn't Come Cheap: $17,000

Just Scan (1:1 Pixel Matching): HDMI: 1080p/1080i/720p, Component: 1080p/1080i/720p, RF: 1080i/720

If I'm reading this correctly, the TV doesn't actually support anything higher than a 1920x1080 ("1080p") signal input. So while it might in fact have a 3840x2160 panel, that panel is absolutely worthless, since it has to upscale everything that's being displayed.

Comment: The "App"ification of Everything Continues (Score 4, Insightful) 74

by GerbilSoft (#41709127) Attached to: Mozilla Opens the Firefox App Store To Early Testers
Now that any generic webpage can be considered an "app", how long will it take before everything's an "app"? Photos? Apps. Videos? Apps. USB cables? They're no longer USB cables, they're "app cables". Heck, drop the cables - they're just "apps" too.

Besides that point, most of these so-called "apps" are worthless. I remember a time when Apple fans used to proudly proclaim that even though there was less software on the Mac platform, they were higher quality than Windows programs. Now that the iPhone has hundreds of thousands of apps, quality doesn't matter anymore.

At least Firefox hasn't gone full Windows 8 and reduced everything to 16 colors (yet)...

Comment: Re:Can't wait to see so-called "gamers" buy this (Score 5, Informative) 299

by GerbilSoft (#40359407) Attached to: The $45 Windows Laptop
Bonus round: Some editor got duped into posting a slashvertisement for an eBay auction. The netbook in question has been available from Amazon since August 2010. (Not the exact model number, but besides running Windows CE 6.0 instead of Windows Embedded Compact 7, the specs are the same.)

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