This has been rumored for quite some time. So, not really a surprise...at least, not to me.
I bought my TCP65VT60 two weeks ago, with this knowledge. I also own a 60" 9G KURO when it first came out, that's still going strong.
I now onw the two best TVs (picture quaility) ever made. Even to this day, the KURO 9G will embarrass most other TVs currently on the market (with the exception of the Pannys). The VT60 exceeds the 9G KURO's picture quality.
So, while all of the talk of OLED, improved LEDs, 4K, TVs etc, the plasma technology sitll has yet to be bested by anything you can by now, or anywhere in the future given the current content (1080P).
3-5 years from now, who knows? I'll worry about it then. In the meantime, I'm conmfortable with the fact that I own the best PQ in not one, but two TVs that I own, and will for some time.
Have you seen the prices on the remaining previous generation Panny GT series plasmas (which are still out there but scarce)? They are at the highest I've ever seen them. I get the feeling these Pannys are going to start getting really scarce, really soon. So, get them while you can.
Music so high you can't get over it....music so low you can't get under it!