Re: lcd vs. plasma
The new Panasonic G10 models don't reflect/have reflective screens like previous plasma TV's and they get as bright as any LCD. So it is the best of all worlds and places plasma a couple of notches above LCD in every way. Go plasma.
Anthem, Conrad Johnson, Dish Network/JVC, Dynaudio, Infinity, Integra, JL Audio, Klipsch, Magnepan, Marantz, Martin Logan, Onkyo, Oppo, Outlaw Audio, Panasonic, Paradigm, REL, Sumiko, SVSound, and Toshiba are the brands equipment I currently use. I have owned/used and tested equipment made by just about any manufacturer you can name.