"Great TV for Gaming"4.5 starson by Uronacid
Pros: blacks, color spectrum, a fair amount of options, internet connectivity, design, motion, input lag, well-built
Cons: would like a few more picture settings
Summary: This is the first plasma I've ever owned. I'm a pro gamer, and while this isn't my primary gaming monitor, I wanted a TV for my living room that had a great picture and low input lag.My old Samsung LCDs had a cheap plastic feel to them. When I lifted this TV out of the box, I felt confident in the build quality. It's a heavy, well-constructed TV. I was smiling before I'd even turned it on. I guess you could say, "I was counting my chickens before they'd hatched", however I felt as if I'd been cheated with previous television sets and now I finally had something of value.
I looked all over the internet for reviews on gaming televisions. Initially, I wanted the VT30 or Samsung 8000 series plasma do to their high recommendations as good gaming TVs, but after reviewing the technical specifications of the GT30 it looked as if it were the same TV without the beautiful bezel that the VT30 offered. The 800.00 price difference from the GT30 & VT30 really helped narrow my decision down to the GT30. Also, customer reviews said the Samsung 8000 series plasma TV seemed to suffer from minor image retention.
I'm extremely happy happy with this TV. After turning some of the post processing effects (like Motion Blur Reduction), input lag wasn't even noticeable. I was kicking butt in Halo: Reach. Something I just couldn't do with my old Samsung TV.
If you're a gamer and you want a big screen TV that will suite not only the needs of your family but your gaming desires, then this one's for you.
Updated on May 19, 2011