Plasmas are nothing but bigger and flashier, but the quality is NOT better overall. I work in an electronics shop and have seen so many plasma TV's go to waste (engine died, power supply died, etc). If I were you, I would go for an LCD, much better picture and just overall better quality. Samsung and Sony are quite good brands, a little more expensive but better quality. Now is a great time to buy one too because the stores are getting rid of all the older (1-2yrs old) models for close to nothing because all the newer (bigger,thinner,lighter) models are soon to be put up. Good luck.