by Gerry Block
Pleased with the PT-AX 200U's movie performance, we turned to gaming. The projector's Game Mode actually does more than simply reduce image processing to mitigate scaling lag. Panasonic was in fact careful enough to realize that many modern games play with shadow and darkness in a big way, and tend to be generally dark overall. Because projectors are somewhat darker in general than panel HDTVs, the PT-AX 200U's Game Mode adjusts the device's dynamic iris to brighten the overall image and make dark games easier to play in a projection environment. We put the Game Mode to use and were quite pleased with the effect in the darker multiplayer maps in Call of Duty 4, as even players hiding in dark recesses were visible and easy to target.