The ViewSonic LS700HD features a 3X Fast input for gaming. This is another good example of how this projector is dipping its toes into both sides of the pool. This feature is clearly aimed at the home market, specifically for serious console or PC gamers who want to have every advantage possible.
ViewSonic rates the input lag of the LS700HD at 16ms. Here is a more detailed gaming perspective from my colleague, Nikki Zelinger.
“First, let me put this in perspective. Acceptable lag times range from 16ms to 50ms, with 50ms or a little bit higher being acceptable to all but the most hardcore, high-speed gamers. You know the type – those that compete, or have about a million Twitch followers. For those of us who game for the fun of it, 50ms would be just fine.”
“33ms to 40ms is pretty good. It’s totally fine for those of us who are not competing, and just want to play a little Horizon Zero Dawn or FarCry 5 after work or on the weekends. The ViewSonic measured at 33ms, as mentioned, which translates to just over one frame behind on a 30fps game, and 2 frames on a 60fps game. My Epson Home Cinema 5040UB, a $2,500 home theater projector, measures at around 31ms or so, and I don’t notice any lag issues on my games.”
The ViewSonic LS700HD actually has a frame lag of just under 17ms as long as you have the 3X Fast feature, located in the display menu turned on. When it’s turned off, the projector measures at 33ms input lag which is still an excellent input lag rating for all but the most hard-core gaming enthusiasts.