Re: Plasma Display Coalition claims Plasma not dead.
Most rear projection sets (and LCD's for that matter) generally perform poorly when people are seated off-center. The Sony SXRD rear projections are very good, particularly if you are seated directly in front. Good plasma's are like CRT's--they look great even from way off center. Most rear displays quickly fade when you move 20 degrees or more off center.
Soory to say, in HDTV's you mostly get what you pay for. They aren't like amplifiers, where most companies have similar technologies and even inexpensive powerful amps perform basically just as well as super-expensive ones.