I am researching 55" TVs (as that's the biggest that will fit between my two book shelves) and started off in LED LCD land with Samsungs, then based on my requirements, have moved to Plasmas.
My basic requirement is that I game a lot; I will have a 360, PS3, Wii, and PS2 hooked up to this via my Onkyo receiver. We watch Netflix and Blu-Rays a lot, so having to switch Game mode on/off is a chore and I'd love to avoid it. This means input lag
is my top concern followed by PQ and it seems the ST30 delivers an awesome lag-free experience even without Game mode on.
The GT30 looks enticing also, but the price point on Amazon currently for the ST30 is much more appealing.
I currently own a REGZA 42" 42RV530U
and I like it a lot (for what I got it, $1k 3 years ago). I don't notice any input lag when playing Halo (I don't enable Game Mode), so even if my new TV had a comparable input lag, I'd probably still be happy. The picture, to my untrained eyes, seems very good but I've started noticing some flashlighting in the top right corner. Overall, I'm still happy with the set.
Are there any other TVs (LED, Plasma, LCD) that I should still consider besides the ST30 or GT30 at a sub-$1600 price point? I feel like I've almost reached the end of my search unless there are some hidden gems I've missed.