Yeah, price, LCD/LED became way more cost effective (think about the wide range of usage in LCD based tech). They're definitely heavier in equivalent sizes, though not an issue with, for example mounting (we have ours on a full adjustment/tilt, 27" drop system, wall mount).I'm trying to remember why I never bought one, despite a superior image and refresh rate, I want to say they were relatively expensive, heavy(?), and delicate.
I almost scored another one when they were clearing some of the new Panasonics out (through Amazon), just to store for future use, but figured that was kind of silly waste of money - plus, by the time ours is ready to replace, the current LCD based tech (or even OLE) will be excellent.Btw, yes I am one of those that prefers a good plasma TV for 1080p playback over LCD/LED 1080p counterparts. - For all the right reasons. Plasmas didn't die out because they were inferior but rather they were cost prohibitive and were not going to do well in the upcoming 4K world.
Yeah, I've always been an advocate of quality over quantity, even in regards to size. I have a BIL a few years ago that wound up buying a cheap, but large TV - I tried to convince him to go with the next size down, but two models up, but he got obsessed with the larger one.People are better off getting decked out 1080P sets or keeping their current set until 4k hits mainstream and prices drop and sets improve.
Yeah, you are right on (and I should've made this point in my quick plasma vs. LCD comments above).I have both plasma and LED Samsung TVs. Plasma is tuned for dim room movie mode and the picture is to die for. Rich color, smooth fast action, deep blacks, no color loss at extreme angle viewing.
The LED TV is bright and can survive being seen in a sunlit room. But the picture is harsh, blacks fill-in, action is jerky with motion blur, angle views get washed out and look pale.