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3.0 out of 5 stars be wary if buying for gaming on, 20 Jun. 2013
This review is from: Panasonic Viera TX-L47ET60B 47-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080P 3D LED, Smart Viera, Wi-Fi Built in with Freeview HD (discontinued by manufacturer) (Electronics)
I'm currently deciding whether to return this tv or not. As other reviews have said, the picture is great & the sound is average.

The biggest problem if you use your tv for gaming is that the lag is very noticeable. Even with gaming mode on and everything else off it still lags more than an old (2008) Toshiba 42 X3030D which it was meant to be replacing.

Given that gaming is moving more and more into the living room you'd expect tv manufacturers to have this covered.

I was just testing it with single player offline games - Borderlands 2 and Need for Speed MW (the old, good version) and the lag was noticeable when sniping in BL2 and trying to steer with NfS was almost unplayable - so god knows how this tv would affect your game with a fast fps shooter playing online.

Update:

Sending this tv back.
Panasonic finally got back to me via email.

The lag plus the reflective screen didn't make it feel like good value for money to me. I tried fiddling with all the settings but it was just a series of compromises - for gaming you could sort of 'adjust' but it felt unnatural and for films it just felt like a battle between 'cinematic' and visible.

For bog standard tv viewing it's ok - the apps are so-so... I didn't spend much time with the apps as they all seemed aimed at the american market and it didn't appear to be easy to get rid of the terrible weather app for a decent one. Browsing the web etc seemed to work fine

Update 2:

Replaced it with a Samsung PS51F5500 51" plasma which was also a little cheaper.
The reflective screens that plasma tvs are sometimes known for was no worse than the display on the panasonic
The overall picture quality and performance of the Samsung is noticeably better in all areas - including gaming
Better picture, more responsive, better apps & connectivity (smart view) and lower price - easy decision to keep the Samsung
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Initial post: 22 Jun 2013 21:47:57 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jun 2013 15:53:19 BDT
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Posted on 7 Aug 2013 15:05:42 BDT
Hi There,

I hope you don't mind me asking a question regarding this Panasonic TV (albeit you have now returned it). I would like to know was the lag for gaming through the HDMI port or the component? I currently have a very old Viewsonic LCD HD Ready and use the component slot for my xBox 360 (no HDMI). Although I would prefer a new 2013 Samsung which has 4 HDMI slots (sky, Blu Ray, Xbox and Apple TV) I am very tempted by this TV and can live with the 3 HDMI slots. I will use the component for gaming if it doesnt lag.

You may not be able to help but thought I would ask

Posted on 18 Oct 2013 08:09:08 BDT
1Beard says:
If you want a gaming tv then go for a sony W6.

If you want a family TV this ET60 is the better choice.

Posted on 22 Oct 2013 01:06:03 BDT
koren says:
aaaahhhhh ...selling tvs for the past few years.http://www.displaylag.com/display-database/#participants-list i really dont know how you found that the input lag was so bad.its merely average.if you found around 45 ms unplayable,maybe you should also read on the input lag wirelless controllers also have and then buy a sony tv..

Posted on 31 Oct 2013 12:27:25 GMT
Last edited by the author on 31 Oct 2013 12:28:58 GMT
Alak58 says:
you replaced an LED with a Plasma,of course a good Plasma is superior to even best LEDs available today,don't blame it on Panasonic brand and praise Samsung though,you could have bought a Panasobnic plasma like the amazing VT series which are the definition of quality and that would toast your Samsung plasma (or any other TV really),or even GT series..those are superior to Samsung plasma too.Panasonic makes the very best Plasmas.no question.

Posted on 26 Jan 2014 12:53:13 GMT
Event2 says:
I play my xbox one through the panasonic in game mode- i dont notice any lag at all??? Forza 5 looks awesome.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2014 13:10:06 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jan 2014 20:04:29 GMT
koren says:
After years of playing on lcd led tvs,you are simply used to the lag.you cant notice it because your previous tv had also input lag.its minor i will give you that,but in a racing game its not that important.if you play call of duty you will notice that you cant quite achieve as many headshots as you know you can.when i switced to sonys w905,with minimum lag.i could see the difference.so could you.2013 panasonic models on lcd are well built, but as far as a complete solution for gaming and picture quality,nothing beats sony.well at least not until panasonic releases its new led lcds with plasma equivelant picture quality.
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