If you stick to LCD instead of plasma, consider Sony's Motionflow Impulse
which is now Game Mode compatible. It does flicker (somewhat plasma-style), but gives you the CRT effect that can make 60fps console gaming more immersive.
Example TV's include the HX950 series, but the newer Sony HDTV's such as KDL55W905A allows this to function in Game Mode. Sony's Motionflow Impulse does not use interpolation, which is good news for games
, as it is a pure strobe backlight that eliminates motion blur. It is enabled in Game Mode on several new 2013 Sony HDTV's such as the . When this is enabled, playing console video games on a LCD looks more like plasma or CRT. It's like the LightBoost feature that's been the rage in new 120Hz computer monitors. To understand how a strobe backlight works, see High Speed Video of LightBoost
, to see how it bypasses the LCD's speed limitations.
HDTVtest.co.uk has tested this feature on Sony KDL55W905A HDTV
The main problem is CRT-style flicker, and you get reduced brightness when Motionflow Impulse is enabled. If you enable it, test it at home in a darkened room, because it will look dim when tested in a store's bright lighting (because of the large black periods between the CRT-like backlight strobes). It executes a black frame insertion of a ratio approximately 3:1, about 75% dark and 25% strobes. On average, it eliminates the Sony's LCD motion blur by about 75%. During fast pans during 60fps racing simulator games running at 60 frames per second, the length of motion blur trails shortens by 75% -- which makes it feel more like a CRT.
Definitely try this mode out on your 60fps games. The effect doesn't help 30fps games as much (you will now get a plasma-style double-image effect).
Some of these (somewhat-more-expensive) LCD's have shown surprising recent leapfrogs in CRT motion clarity recently. This is good for motion-resolution nuts like me (For me, maximum motion resolution is more important than perfect blacks). I've seen new LCD's with less motion blur than plasma. New LightBoost LCD's have only 1.4ms (measured) motion blur, compared to plasma's 5ms (measured) motion blur, due to red-green phosphor decay cycle.
Plasma is (usually) superior for console gaming with cheap plasmas having better motion resolution than cheap LCD/LED televisions, and great black levels. It does cost a lot more to buy a LCD TV that has better motion resolution than plasma during video gaming. You do get the plasma disadvantages such as increased input lag and the temporal dither of subfield refreshes (which can be bothersome for dark games, especially dungeon games, during close-view-distance gaming).