I believe I read on here that these sets were tested with that new input lag test tool we're all waiting to be available to the public, but naturally this wouldn't be the case for the VT30. So yeah basically I'm just stuck between these three TV's, kind of put the VT30 to the bottom of the trio list - but if it has better input lag than either the ST or GT50 then I'm going to buy that one. Looking at the 65" models if that makes a difference or not, which I don't think it does.
Lastly if I threw the Samsung e7000 out there, that'd be a no no speaking of input lag correct? I've also read on here from a few users of both that they were noticeably different, ST being quicker than the Sammy. I will say that I did try the e8000 in store with an Xbox and it felt pretty good actually, better than my 09' Samsung B650. I've always been a Samsung guy, and just picked up a nice Samsung surround sound setup so I was hoping I could match it with another Samsung TV but it's kind of looking like I won't be able to - even though I love the bezel look of the e7000/8000 a ton more than this years Panasonics.
Off topic question: Does anybody here happen to work for geek squad, and know how much Best Buy credit they'd deem for a PN50B650 if it needed to be replaced?