Although you might not realise it, your TV could really be selling your gaming short. Insufficient brightness, poor contrast, dodgy motion handling, washed-out colours, a lack of HD sharpness... all these are common horrors on the TVs people connect their game consoles to.
And then there's the biggest – but also least well known – problem of all: lag. It's a simple fact that the hefty amount of video processing some TVs use to try and improve their picture quality can cause a delay between a picture arriving from a console and actually appearing on the screen. And wherever you've got a picture delay, you've got an increased chance of having your face blown off by an opponent's shotgun before you've even seen him. Obviously this sort of handicapping situation is just plain unacceptable.