I have a 50" Pioneer from 2007 the year before the KURO came out, it is an amazing TV and i have been saddened that Pioneer does not make Plasma's anymore
So who makes a comperable 50" Plasma to what Pioneer used to make - I have their base line not Elite series Pioneer - In the future this TV will probably go into a bar area as a monitor only or into a guest room, however I do need sound for it right now, it cannot be display only
Other choice is shipping a small TV across the country, which i would rather invest the money into something that will last long term vs being out the shipping fee with no product
Is Panasonic the only company making plasmas?
I am assuming LCD's blacks are not as strong as plasmas so the picture will still be best with plasma?
For the moment this TV does not need to be 3D compatable if that is even a feature with plasma, unless it is standard, if it is more expensive option, it isnt relavent because we go all out in the next year or two with a 60"
Any advice is appreciated - I do not have any price restrictions, just trying to determine if it is worth pulling the trigger now or waiting another year and using a 32" Toshiba LCD and shipping that to a temporary location for 1 year