Re: lcd vs. plasma
It seems to me that the LCD vs plasma debate is somewhat like the HDM format debate. There are good points for each technology. But since there is no perfect direct view or rear projection HDTV out there that does not have an answer for every complaint, it boils down somewhat to personal preferences. Glare is a deal breaker for me, for example. Whatever display I use will have to be glare free. I'll sacrifice exaggerated blacks for glare free. What do I mean by exaggerated blacks? To me the blacks on my LCD are closer to theater blacks or front projection blacks, thus any blacks darker than those I consider exaggerated. Not that I don't like them, just I like the no glare of my LCD in my brightly lit room more.
I know there are anti-glare plasma panels out there, but while they are better, they don't match LCDs.