Originally Posted by NOAMattD
2) you to hook up a game console and see how bad lag/phosphor trails are
For what it's worth, I saw an S1 this afternoon. It was on ESPN which had some scrolling white text and, unlike the previous year's models, I couldn't see any yellow smear behind it. I usually notice the trails quite easily but on the S1 I couldn't see them even when I was actively looking for them.
As for the lag, Panasonic has produced some of the lowest lag sets in the past few years. If you look at some threads for the older models there are tests showing that even the worst case signal scenario of 480i only results in 20-30ms of delay which is pretty much the best case scenario for a fixed pixel display since it has to wait to receive two frames (at 16ms intervals) and deinterlace them before displaying the complete output frame.