Some background. Currently in my man cave, I have a 7yr old 42in Sammy DLP. My bulb is about to go out again and I am using this as an excuse too upgrade.
I mainly use the TV in the evening so lighting won't be a big deal most of the time. It will be used for sports, movie watching and some gaming.
From the research I have done, plasma is the best bang for the buck. My budget is around $700-$800. I really don't care about 3d or smart TV since I have several gaming consoles and a roku. Also have a HD receiver so speakers are not important.
Best Buy has the new model Pan 50S60 for $699 but Sam's has last years 60U50 for $799. Either would be a huge upgrade from my 42 inch 720p dlp.
Are the added features, pic quality worth the sacrifice of the screen size?