Well I am researching a new tv for mother in law newly remodeled house. She will donate her old tv to charity. I asked her what kind of tv viewing she would be doing. Sports, movies? She said "casual viewing". I know she watches the local sports shows on tv and some movies. I would say a mixture of it all. But if there are playoffs going on she will definitely watch that. She does have from time to time family over and usually sit anywhere in the family room. So it's not only her watching tv. She also has a new Wii that was hooked up to the old tv for a while. She told me she was more concerned with gaming systems causing more burn in images. I looked at the similar forums. But I just wanted something current. That's why I posted here. Her oldest son with his wife live in Washington. They got their plasma television in 2006 I believe. When she visited them a few months ago they told her not to get a plasma television. They were telling her about the burn in issues and it gets hot oh almost forgot the energy usage. They told her to go with LCD flat panel tv's. I defended plasma televisions when she mentioned this to me and I was telling her that they fixed these issues. The first generation plasma televisions were more prone to these issues. I just hope that I was right. I read the AVS forums a lot and that is what I gathered from here. She is currently looking for 42"-50" tv and her budget is $2000. She does not have an elaborate setup. No surround sound. She will be upgrading to a Comcast DVR in the future but not right now. She is kinda of a tree hugger and leaned more towards the LCD tv's upon hearing that they use less energy than the plasma's. I hope I can set aside her worries about the plasma tv's. She was just concerned because her son bought that tv and its fairly new. Just three years old. She was telling me this. Either way once I have the LCD and Plasma ironed out. I can focus more on the best tv for her. linuxguy0481 p.s. Would the new LED backlit LCD's fit with more of her lifestyle?