Sure, CRT's have no lag and better blacks. But you are being unfairly harsh on LCD tv/monitors. I have a 46' Sony RPTV and an Olevia 37" LCD flat panel as well as a 22" LCD pc monitor. And the lag time you mention isn't noticeable and there is no ghosting on any of these units. I have a PS2 and Gamecube hooked up via component and my X360 hooked up via VGA. I've read that the Maxent isn't very good, but don't put all LCD's in the same basket.