Originally Posted by Dmax
Plasma does not suck. How many people do you know that had the burn-in problem with later generation Panasonic or Pioneer plasmas?
I owned a Panasonic 42PWD6UY EDTV plasma for the past 18 month and have been very happy with it.
If I had to upgrade now the top choice for me would be a Panasonic 8th generation 50" or 65" plasma.
It really depends what you do with the TV. People that play video games on them are SOL, because the constant display of bar menus and other stationary icons leads to burn-in. The same goes with people who watch a lot of CNN, because they end up having the stationary news divider lines burned into the set. Also, when watching 4:3 TV on a 16:9 HDTV unit, you will have the black bars on either side of the picture, which as well can lead to burn-in.
Why not LCD and avoid any risks at all, and just watch whatever you want to watch whenever you want to watch it without worrying about burin-in?