I am looking at getting a new HDTV some time, don't know when though. This year probably.
I was originally looking at a 40" Samsung LCD, but after doing extensive research on the new LCDs and Plasma's I have come to the conclusion that I want a Plasma, I love watching movies and Plasmas are the way to go in that department.
Anyway, I have been looking at two different 50" plasmas. The LG 50PK550 and the Samsung PN50C590. The LG is $1098 here while the Samsung is $1399. (All in Canadian dollars)
It seems like the LG 50PK550 is a great tv with excellent value for money. Reviews are mostly favorable, though some are negative which is to be expected, people like the picture quality, the colors, black levels etc. I haven't seen any real reviews on the Samsung PN50C590, but the thing that worries me about the Samsung is the Cinema Smooth, someone told me on here that is was fixed, but it seems like the majority of people are saying it isn't. So essentially it has a 24p mode but it is broken. (If it is indeed not fixed) The 24p mode on the LG is working perfectly according to reviews. The black levels on the LG are supposed to be excellent as well.
Coming from a LCD I'm sure I would be blown away by any Plasma. Picking a new TV is a nightmare sometimes.