So no to that. The 120Hz will help a little in LCD response times but the HDMI input is still 60 today UNLESS you hunt down those gaming 120Hz displays.
Input lag is what most gamers go for and will sacrifice PQ. Why not a gaming display?
This is similar to http://forums.cnet.com/7723-7596_102-634684/deciding-on-new-tv/ but I didn't want to hijack that thread...
I'm in the market for a 40" gaming/tv TV (primarily console gaming and the movie watching will be streaming TV/video not bluray):
- don't care about 3D
- don't care about smart features (since a computer will be connected to it).
- ability to turn off soap opera effect on 120Hz units (to reduce input lag). I don't think I really care too much about 120Hz in general but I don't have any other monitors over 60hz so I was wondering whether 120Hz TV would make plugging a computer with a GTX 770 in any more decent.
I've narrowed it down to*:
Sony KDL40W600B: 34ms tested input lag, direct-lit backlight for great picture quality (best black uniformity of this list), 60Hz but motion blur compensation is iffy (it uses backlight strobing for this).: $450**
Samsung UN40H6350: 44ms tested input lag, good picture quality but cannot use motion blur compensation for gaming due to input lag (but it has less overall motiion blur), $534
Vizio E400i-B0: 30ms input lag, worse black and gray uniformity, $380 . I can get the 42" for $400
LG 42LB6300: 33ms input lag, IPS panel so great viewing angle but very poor contrast ratio, poor lit-room performance, washed out blacks in dark room, $500 (but 2 more inches than the Samsung).
* Reviews were taken from RTINGS
** Prices in USD from Amazon
I figure I should go to Best Buy or something and look at all of them and try out all the modes and color calibrations I would use. Since I'm planning this ahead of a console purchase, at the moment I'm not going to be able to bring in an xbox to plug it in (but I'd test computer performance by plugging in my hdmi-out android device). But before I go, any anecdotes out there by any current owners? TIA