Originally Posted by Lyme
If your tv watching habits are quite heavy, and you want your tv to last a while. You should try to avoid plasma sets. The issue is that both the colour and the light are generated per pixel. Unfortunately in this design, the phosphors wear out in time (less than 30,000 hours). Once the phosphor wears out, you toss the set. In addition because the light is produced at the pixel and suffers from the same problem. Your set is brightest the first time you turn it on, and there will be a constant degrade afterwards.
While LCD and rear-projection sets have issues of their own, at least you can replace the back light when it goes.
Good point Lyme. I probably really watch less than 5 hours of tv a week; I am a physician and the schedule is hectic. However, when I do sit down to watch I want to watch HD programming and I want my television to be comparable to my Dell 24 inch monitor when I happen to game. Anybody got an opinion on the LCD from Sharp (AcQuos). They apparently have a 65 inch LCD.