The time has finally come when I have to make a final decision on a purchase. A family member has a panasonic 50" 720P plasma, older model. I love the picture quality but the set is in a dark room. My viewing room is fairly bright and I am afraid of the amount of reflection I will get on the screen. The main viewing area is approx. 12 to 13 feet from the set with windows right behind the area. I guess the question is do I need to go with an LCD or will I be able to get a plasma that can handle these lighting conditions?
I have looked online at the LG 50 PA6500. The panasonic ut50, and st50. Price is a definite consideration. Would like to keep the purchase around $1,000.