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Hey guys, I'm currently looking to replace my 50 inch sony dlp 1080i tv. My current tv has served me well, only needed to replace the bulb once or twice over its life which set me back around 120 each time and plan to continue to use the tv, perhaps in a bedroom of the house. I'm very excited for the PS4 to be released and have been eager to buy a new tv for quite some time. I'm ready to take the plunge but am having an incredibly hard time choosing what tv to buy. I've read great things on the Panasonic TC-PST60 series for the picture to price ratio but it has some serious serious input lag for gaming . I'm by no means a pro gamer but I do enjoy FPS games and fighting games and would more than likely notice the input lag which would drive me nuts. My current gaming room has the couch around 10-12 feet from the wall or stand the tv will be located. I would like to keep the price around $1200 but understand that this is an investment that will last me for years so I think it's reasonable to exceed my current planned budget for something I will truly enjoy for years to come. I will use the tv for gaming , watching NFL and netflix/cable tv. The gaming room has had both of its windows completely darkened so brightness and reflection wont be an issue. Should I wait a couple months until the PS4 is closer for release or just pull the trigger and enjoy watching my NFL and current games now on a beautiful new screen. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I also understand most tv's come with 3D but that's one option I could careless if I have. I know it's inevitable that most all new tubes come with it , I just am not a fan of the whole 3D thing. Thanks for taking the time to read my post and thanks in advance for the help ladies and gentleman.
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It sounds like your setup is perfect for a projector. A 1080p projector will give you great picture, especially in a darkened room. I have the Epson 8350 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0044UHJWY), and I use it to project a 14' image on my wall. With its different color modes, I can watch TV/movies/game during the middle of the day with the lights on (and I by no means have a dark room), but at night, I can put it in it's cinematic mode, which seriously ups the picture quality, though at a cost of brightness (which doesn't matter, though, cause it's at night).

Personally, I absolutely love my projector, and don't imagine how I could ever go back to small, normal TVs.
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The Sony KDL-55W802A should be good for gaming, as it has very little input lag and is a size that should fit that room well. If you do decide to go with a projector, consider the BenQ W1070. They don't include the 3D glasses, which is nice because it helps keep the cost of the set down.

It's unfortunate that TC-PST60 has enough input lag that the reviews directly warn about it. . . Otherwise this would be the ideal screen.
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The Sony KDL-55W802A should be good for gaming, as it has very little input lag and is a size that should fit that room well. If you do decide to go with a projector, consider the BenQ W1070. They don't include the 3D glasses, which is nice because it helps keep the cost of the set down.

It's unfortunate that TC-PST60 has enough input lag that the reviews directly warn about it. . . Otherwise this would be the ideal screen.

Yeah, the reviews are great but the input lag just kills it for gaming. I am wondering if I should be patient and just wait a couple months or until october / november if prices will fall due to the release of the newer grade tvs coming out . I dont have the know how to install a projector from the ceiling and the room really wouldn't work its dimensions are weird due to the fact it was a small den converted to tv/gaming room. Only one wall is ideal location for my couch and it backs to two windows that have been blackened out to the extreme. No place to really mount a projector
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What about this new vizio M series line of tvs.. you guys think they may be worth looking into?
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