Hey folks -
This may be a better question in a more generic section of this forum, but the 65PZ850U is one of the TVs under consideration. First, the setting:http://www.lateapex.net/img/living-room1.jpghttp://www.lateapex.net/img/living-room2.jpg
Of note: the wall to the right of the picture is East facing (Yay!) which means lots of sunlight in the morning and early day hours. The photos were taken at about 12:30pm, for reference. Earlier in the day, the sunlight will completely illuminate the area above the fireplace.
Given the light, I'd expect most folks to say: "Get an LCD." And I'm considering that. But I'd really like to explore the plasmas as well.
My next door neighbor has a Pioneer 60" Kuro (not the Elite) and the picture on it is fabulous. The pricing for the Kuro is quite attractive, and it will be the same size as that DLP you see in the photo. The Panasonic is a bit more expensive, but I qualify for a hefty discount from them, given my employer ($4600 before shipping). While still more expensive than the Kuro, it's a hell of a bargain for such a massive screen.
So, the toss-up is 2-fold: Sharp LCD, or a plasma? And, if I go plasma: Panasonic or Pioneer?
I welcome all comments, suggestions, etc. Given the layout of my living room, the TV has to sit where it is. Anywhere else and it'll get doused with sunlight. I even considered directly above the fireplace, but the neck strain would be a bit much I think:http://www.lateapex.net/img/tv1.jpg
(taken at night)