I’m sure this has been discussed on this board before, but I wanted some updated opinions on plasma vs. lcd.
I was sold on getting an LCD Toshiba, but then I found a plasma on sale at Best Buy for $999. 50", 1080p, 600hz, etc.
It seems like the old issues with plasmas, including burn-in, are not as bad anymore. A lot of reviewers who have had both plasma and lcd tend to prefer plasma, surprisingly.
I’d like something 50-55". My son and I are into video games, so it will be hooked up to an Xbox 360, and possibly a PS3. I’l probably get a Sony Soundbar to keep things simple.
Here is a 50" plasma on sale at Best Buy for only $999:
I have a 52" Sony LCD Bravia and I love it. Great on my Xbox and blue ray. The only thing is that I have replaced the actual LCD part twice. It started to get green white, and red lines in it. Now this is not a problem as it was under warranty. So really no big deal.
However, all this was caused by my son (he was 1) beating on the TV with a plastic bat or toy. So this would not have happened had he not beat on it daily.
So if you have no small children that will damage an LCD then pretty much whatever LCD you like is good.
I also have a 42; Panasonic Plasma in the bedroom. Its 720p and looks great. I will say the colors are a little better on the plasma. But, it all really comes down to what you like.
I have been wanting to try the new LED TV’s. Maybe you could look in to those as well.