I was so very intrigued by this problem that I did a lot to test. I reinstalled my OS and only loaded drivers. I did a factory reset on my TV and had no calibrations done to it. I did this so everything would be up-to-date and nothing else on my PC would be causing a problem.
I turned all extra settings to "Off" and put the TV into "Game" mode. I tried cloning the display at all sorts of different resolutions and the results are staggering.
At 1024x768, I see a 50-70ms response time.
At 1920x1080, I see a 40-60ms response time.
At 1024x768 auto-fill screen, I see a 10-30ms response time(This is when the two monitors looked MOST alike, which is why I think they are this low.)
Antipodes, thank you so much, I think you got to the root of my problem directly. So, back to the real question, what do I really say is the input lag of the TV? Should I invest in another CRT to do future testing? Maybe get that ASUS that has extremely low input lag to do my tests?
This was probably one of the more fun/interesting projects and I will be posting screens of this later to show what happened.
Also, as I was reinstalling(you got a lot of pure black screens), I saw a little spot of light bleed coming up from above where the LG symbol is. Is this considered a defect and I should take it back? Or is that going to be the norm on a set like this? To be honest, I didn't really notice it all that much, but would still like to know.
Thanks again guys!
EDIT: If anyone has a precise way of using CCC(version 11.6) with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit to clone displays more precisely, let me know! I have an HIS Radeon 5830 card.