This is my first post and other posts have given me an idea of what models to look for but I figured it'd be best if I got opinions based on my personal needs.
Viewing distance = 4.5-5 feet.
I'm stuck between 3 TVs - All in the same price range and all 1080p.
Panasonic 37U22 - 37"
LG 37LD450 - 37"
Sony 32EX400 - 32"
Picture Quality is a huge factor for me, probably the biggest factor of them all. I'm not sure if there are some minor details in the image that will not be seen at 32" (1080p) but are visible at 37" (1080p)
,so clarification of that would be appreciated. Based on the actual image quality I'd expect the Sony to be the frontrunner (based on customer reviews and well, the Sony brand name) but it's a 32" so I'd much rather get the Panasonic or LG if the contrast/sharpness/overall image quality is basically equal or almost on par with the Sony. I want the most vibrant and crisp display I can get, and I'd be willing to sacrifice the extra 5 inches if the PQ of the Sony is on a totally different (higher) level than the Panasonic or LG (quality over quantity...)
Input Lag is also a major concern as I'm a serious gamer (I play a lot of COD and other FPS games and various sports games where the screen has to pan from side to side a lot) and as such lag and motion blur are large deterrents to me. I've read that the Panasonic uses an IPS-Alpha panel which is good for lag and viewing at angles, not sure about the panels in the LG or Sony but the LG is probably S-IPS (although I've heard of a panel lottery associated with that model). Read that that particular Sony model has relatively low lag because of its lack of 120Hz technology.
In terms of motion blur I know little about these models, although I heard that the IPS-A panel reduces blurring. But this is crucial to me as well.
Durability is important as I don't live in the US so if the TV goes bad it's virtually impossible for me to send it back, Panasonics and Sonys tend to have high build quality so I'm leaning towards those more than the LG.
So in terms of Picture Quality (Contrast, Brightness, Crispness, SHARPNESS - Big attraction for me), Input Lag, Motion Blur and Quality & Durability, which TV out of the 3 is best? (I don't expect anyone to own all three but if anyone has experienced 2 of the models or even 1 then that's all I need)
Owners of any of them PLEASE give me your opinions and thoughts.