Re: lcd vs. plasma
Why are people so concerned with the thickness of their big screen HDTV?
Just look back at the old CRT's they were 24 inches deep and weighed a ton.
HDTV thickness is just a marketing ploy foisted on the consumers.
Who cares if a HDTV is 1.5 inches thick or 4 inches thick? It really doesn't matter if you're putting it
on top of a credenza or putting it on a wall. It's still significantly thinner that the old CRT!! Especially, if you're putting in the same space as the old CRT or DLP.
What they should be focusing on is picture and sound quality.
Plasma HDTV still have the edge in a side by side comparison. No artifact crawl, better color, better black and wider viewing angles.