@leigh13 from what I've seen, different people have different sensitivity levels to the lag issue. Personally, I have difficulty playing any rhythm game on a system with measurable lag, but then again I play on the hardest difficult level which frequently requires you to play 8 or more notes per second.
I'm also a little OCD, so any time I miss a note I need to play again to get it right.
An OnLive article is a good idea, I've been following the project and it does sound a bit far-fetched. I also think having your own tweakable machine is one of the joys of PC gaming, but again that harkens back to OCD tendancies.
I've been a casual-to-moderate gamer for years and haven't really experienced much of a lag issue on the 3 different plasma HDTV's I've owned. Same goes for friends & family with Samsung DLP's that I play on regularly. The only real issue I ever had was when I tried hooking up a PS2 to my DVD-Recorder's front inputs for Guitar Hero. The lag there due to the video buffer on the DVD-R made the game pretty much unplayable.
Right now I've got my 360 hooked up to a 720p 42" plasma screen via component cables (actually a "universal" cable that hooks up PS2/360/Wii simultaneously) AND with the video and optical digital audio signal switched through an A/V receiver. If there's any issue with lag, I can't tell--and that's playing Left 4 Dead, Halo 3, and any number of the Guitar Hero franchises. Maybe I'm just too casual a gamer to notice any lag issues--if they are there at all?
Despite my own lack of concern over display processing lag on HDTV's, I understand that there are others for whom it's a problem. And that's just a few ms of lag from the video processor on a TV screen--so how could a hosted service like OnLive (http://www.onlive.com/) *ever* work for games that require synchronous interactive for gameplay?
I've had a hard time explaining to some friends just why I think OnLive will never work. I'd love to see a writeup with your thoughts here!
@DJ Incompetent , it depends strongly on the projector you're using -- home theater projectors tend to introduce just as much processing/input lag as televisions, and many office projectors do as well.
Today's workout was a little less awkward, peripheral-wise. I'm not sure if it's because I skipped the Balance Board, or just the luck of the draw, but I didn't spend nearly as much time stepping on / off the resistance band.
I hope I wasn't the source of your internet peer pressure! I'm going to start playing Sports Active this weekend, but now I'll be on the look out for awkward shifting between peripherals. Sounds uncool. Too bad those *points* don't add to my Gamerscore. :( Stupid Wii.