Hi, thanks for a very informative thread fubarduck.
I'm in the market for an HDTV, and I must say that I'm fairly upset after reading your thread that there is really no truly good solution out there (that doesn't cost $2000 over and above the cost of the TV). Since HDTVs have been around for so many years now, I was hoping some TV manufacturer out there had gotten their act together and made a TV for people who are extremely sensitive to gaming lag.
Since your initial FAQ was written in 2005, I'm wondering if there have been any good advancements to the field, now that it's late in 2007? I haven't bought a TV yet, so I'm free to look around and buy the one with the least lag. I play a lot of timing-sensitive games on N64 and PS2 still (in addition to my 480p Wii), so 480i and 480p signals are the most important to me right now.
Surely there must be a good solution now! ... right?
EDIT - I see you're also a big Street Fighter fan, fubarduck... finally, someone who understands my plight! What TV did you end up going with? What TV do you use now for your 3rd Strike play? Did you have to compromise and readjust all your timing, or did you find a solution that works to the frame?