I could really use some advice...first time here at this forum. I have searched posts on this forum and many others and now I am truly confused.
Big time First-Person Shooter (FPS) gamer in need of a new HDTV. Very concerned about input lag. Heard Plasma is the best but leaning more towards an LCD/LED HDTV where input lag becomes more of an issue.
Need advice for 2011 model HDTVs from 50in-55in size. What is the most important spec to look at when it comes to reducing the chance of input lag? Is it what some refer to as "Response Time"? I don't think all HDTV manufactures report this on their spec sheet. However, there most be some other spec you should consider for gaming as well because I have read some comments about HDTV's with "Response Time" being 5ms of less and still have considerable input lag.
I also know that some HDTV's have a game options which in theory reduces the input lag. However, here again I am confused because some have reported major input lag even when the game mode is selected. I had an LCD Samsung back from late 2007 and never used the Game Mode option and had virtually zero input lag.
A few questions:
1) What are the most important specs to review when picking a 2011 HDTV?
2) Does adding the LED to the LCD increase the input lag? Reason I ask is because my older LCD Samsung had virtually no input lag.
3) Leaning more towards LCD/LED vs Plasma because I am concerned about "burn in" on the plasma HDTVs especially with kids in the house who often forget to turn the TV off when done. Is "burn in still a concern with modern Plasma TV's. Also, I have read some complain about input lag on some newer Plasmas which confuses me even more.
4) Considering the Sharp HE LC52LE835U only because they hype their Response Time as being 4ms and they have the VIPER game drive option. Not sure if any gamers can confirm whether this is a good HDTV for gaming?
Would appreciate any advice, responses to my questions above or suggestions of 2011 models to look at.
Sorry so confused...need to be educated and have tried reading for hours but it seems to have made me more confused because there is so much conflicting information out there on the web.