First of all, blooming is not a big deal at all. There is no noticeable blooming on any content that isn't a tiny white logo on an all black screen. Second of all, THERE IS NO LAG ISSUE with games when the TV is in Game Mode, even FPS games. It's just as fast as the Samsung ES8000 in Game Mode, and 40ms faster than the Samsung in non-Game mode. Now show me a faster 65" LCD TV that does not completely suck in all other aspects, or GTFO!!!