I spent about an hour and a half today with the "50"ST60 at my local Sears. They allowed me to bring in my Xbox 360, and even provided a chair for me to sit in! Top notch, but that's what you get with commission based employees. But I digress...
Anyways; I am a big time gamer: FPS, RPG, Sports, Fighting etc. I've been hearing such mixed reviews with this set in regards to gaming so I had to go out and test it first hand.
The following titles were tested:
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
2. NBA 2k13
3. Madden NFL 13
4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
5. Doom 3: BFG Edition
6. UFC Undisputed 3
7. EA Sports Fight Night Champion
I came away being utterly impressed, and will be picking up this set on Wednesday. I believe no one should refrain from purchasing this set simply because of what is in my opinion "perceived" poor input lag. This is a very versatile set as well; I don't think there's a picture you can't get out of it that will meet anybody's needs. I'm in particular sensitive to input lag (and many other problems of sets) and could see (feel) nothing. This was on "Game Mode" with enhancements disabled (still fantastic picture). Now when I enabled the "Motion Smoother" option that's when I ran into trouble with input lag, but outside of that it was GREAT!
Side note: I was shocked at how bad the "Standard Torch" mode looked... just absolutely terrible, but after an adjustment here and there it was great. Handles motion very well, and if you're a fan of the Samsung "Vivid colors" this set can replicate that. All in all this is the best bang for the buck. Heck it even looked great on the showroom floor with lights a blazing after I tweaked it! Can't wait to bring it home on Wednesday.
If anyone has an specific questions.... feel free to ask