Well my living room/media room took a left turn last week when i decided it would be more economical to buy a flat screen, mount it, then if I feel so inclined to get the panasonic projector I will have a motorized screen come down in front of the tv. I figured with the amount of use in my house i would go through replacement bulbs every 12-18 months. So the plasma will be the workhorse.
I am aware of all the cons with plasma but my living room gets no sunlight during the day at all, north facing and lots of tree cover.
I am requesting help finding a unit. I really want a panasonic. I am not opposed to open box/refurb as long as I can get an extended warranty. I would like some sort of internet connectivity; Doesn't have to be wifi. Must be 60". I will have a full surround sound setup so if there is another option that I can go with that I am unaware of please feel free to mention it.
I might consider another brand besides panasonic, but I feel they have the best plasmas. The reason i ask for no 3d is I plan on getting the panasonic ae8000 projector and would use that for 3d if I felt the need. Panasonic confuses me with all their plasma models.