Stay away from the Samsungs, here is mine after less than a year. And Samsung says they will not fix it under warranty. No explanation given, no ability to escalate my request upwards, nada. Service tech tells me Samsung has been denying warranty claims left and right the last few months compared to before. Samsung is more concerned with big profits than consumer satisfaction.
Maybe I should look closely at the GT & VT Panasonic Plasmas.
Have they also been tougher on Warranty Claims of late?
Am guessing that the ST50, Or Up, in the Panasonic line - or the E6500, Or Up, in the Samsung line - ought to work pretty well.
What do the Reviews You've Read have to say about Bright Room viewing? Often gets mentioned in a review, even if only briefly.
If seriously concerned about glare, could also opt for the top 2012 LG plasma (9700, per memory), as it has a Matte finish screen....
Samsung and Panasonic Plasma's both seem to have equal amounts of fans and detractors here.
Glare is not often mentioned.
I saw the LG locally and it had poor PQ to my eye.
I haven't compared all three side by side (by side...) so I can't tell you for sure. But, if I remember correctly the ST and GT have the same AR filter. Only real way to tell is to get them in your home and mounted. It also depends on how picky the viewing audience is. My wife & kids probably wouldn't care b/t the sets but I may.