boy, i'm not fanatical enough about TV to want to have to flip a TV every few years for the latest and greatest. But I can appreciate those who want to do that.
I must admit, I check out the 55" ST30 in the stores, and was
A. Shocked by how heavy plasmas are.
B. Disappointed by how dark the picture is compared to LED (on plasmas in General).
C. Surprised that you can't make them bright like an LED no matter how hard you try.
D. The picture looks great, but dang... too dark for my taste. It suits people who have a dedicated room theatre room I'm sure.
Although, at Sams Club, when viewing ALL The big TV's from 15-20ft at an angle, there were times that the ST30 caught my eye as looking like the best one!! But then as I moved towards it and stood in front of it, it almost looked worse. Very strange. The content Sams was showing was changing rapidly. So maybe that had something to do with it? Because I would swear at times that Panny looked great, but other times markedly worse.
Out of all of the TV's on Display at Sams and Best Buy, the one that looked the best in both stores, no matter was being displayed, was a 55" Sony Bravia, 3D, Motionplay or something like that. But I can't justify the $2K price and I don't need a 3D BR player.