I currently game on a 30" CRT. It's done me great for years, but with the current generation of games being HD-based, I figured it's time to move up to an HDTV. I did some research, and a TV I've found to be one of the most praised TVs for gaming is the Panasonic ST30. I've saved up my money and I have enough to buy a 46", which is just what I would want. But I'm scared to buy it. I bought an LG 50PV450 for gaming a while back, but I shortly returned it. The brightness constantly flunctuated, there was a very annoying judder, and there was a very noticable input lag. And yes, I used it in game mode. I understand that this is one of the low-grade plasmas and isn't great for gaming, but I didn't know it at the time. The thing is, I'm scared that if I buy an ST30 I will run into the same kind of issues. I'm have OCD which makes me even more sensitive to these things than a normal gamer. I can't stand input lag or any sort of judder or motion blur. The flunctuating brightness also bothers me a lot. Another thing I'm scared of is the whole image retention issue with plasmas. I don't want to have ghosting images lingering around the screen all the time, and I don't want to have to worry about playing short games, only playing a certain amount of hours a day, etc. to avoid this. I really want to make the switch to HD for gaming but I'm scared that I will be disappointed and will in many ways want to be on a CRT instead. Anyone have any input?
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4/13/12 at 12:55pm