I'm sure there are decent guides/wikis out there, but being that I typically use my TV for gaming purposes I figured this would be the best place to ask. I'd have looked for older threads but TVs seem to change so fast I felt a new thread would be best.
I've been using an LG 50PT350 for the better part of a year now thanks to helping my father out with his living situation. But he moved out a couple months ago and warned me this weekend that he's probably going to be ready to move the TV out of here sometime in the next month. With new consoles and, of more immediate importance to me, GTAV on the horizon this is terrifying timing. I used to be someone who said the difference between a 22-inch CRT with component and 50-inch plasma with HDMI wasn't a huge deal but...no. That dream is dead.
Unfortunately, HDTVs also seem to remain prohibitively expensive for a person making what I make, but I am prepared to cut back heavily on socializing for a couple months to make this happen. I just don't know what to look for. This TV has a 600Hz refresh rate and puts out in 720p; I'm beginning to gather that's more valuable than, say, 1080p at 120Hz, but at the end of the day I really don't know. 50" obviously would be ideal but I could be talked down to a high-30s to mid-40s TV if enough people have love for one.
So, gamers, what TVs do you game on or are looking hard at gaming on this holiday season? TV experts, what currently produced televisions would you say compare favorably to the 50PT350?