Can people with actual experience recommend a gaming TV? I have some strict requirements:
1) It HAS to be either Sharp or Panasonic brand.
2) Input lag is of utmost importance to me - it has to be as low as possible. Needless to say, response time also needs to be as low as possible.
3) It needs to handle SD signals as good as possible. This is also very important for me. And even lower resolutions than SD (for example, Virtual Console games for Wii).
4) The screen has to be as big as possible (at least 65"). I know older games and anime will be pixelated on a big screen, but that's not a problem for me.
5) I'm OK with expensive TVs - I don't need to go budget.
Now, here's my situation. I currently have a Philips PW9551 32" CRT TV, which has been extremely good for SD gaming and SD anime watching. It's actually "HD prepared", so it can handle HD signals via HDMI.
However, the Wii U (Nintendo's new HD console) will be out by the end of the year, and I believe I need a new TV since "HD prepared" is not true HD (but rather upscaling). I rarely watch movies or TV. I'm gaming a lot, and also watch lots of anime (SD resolution). I will watch Blu-ray anime in the future, but this TV needs to handle SD signals really well.
Thing is, I've already done lots of research about input lag, but the numbers (for the same TV models) seems to vary depending on the site. Some say this and some say that - it's a total headache. That's why I need to listen to people with actual gaming experience on LED and Plasma TVs.
Since the Wii is heavily based on motion control, low input lag is of even greater importance. As you know, my CRT has no input lag at all, and I want to emulate that experience as much as possible on a new LED/Plasma. I gladly take a bit of "bad colors" loss in exchange for low input lag. Also, since I'm gaming a lot, motion resolution and quickness is really important.
So, what is the best Sharp/Panasonic LED/Plasma for my needs? That is, the lowest input lag possible with great SD content viewing, without sacrificing too much on HD PQ (but I'm OK with some sacrifice of course, as the perfect TV doesn't exist).
Thank you very much in advance for helping me out!