So here I was, just about set to purchase my very first plasma, upgrading my ancient non-HD capable CRT, after a looong internal debate, finally
deciding upon the 50" size over the 42", and after much research, knowing exactly which model I wanted (Pioneer 507cmx commercial panel with KeyDigital Card). Had I never been to this forum, I likely would have been pleased as punch with everything about it, including it's black levels, for a very long time to come. But because I DO spend time here, I've picked up other people's arcane obsessions and made them my own. bastards. each and every one of you. except the ones who aren't.
Therefore, without any concrete clarity (clarity in concrete? yikes.. send in the adjective patrol) about new model prices, timetables and picture enhancements, made all the more acute with the looming football divisional finals, Super Bowl and new episodic batches of hd tv content coming shortly (Lost, Prison Break, Heroes, et all.)...
I'M BAILING!!!! I'm going to go for an out-of-left-field choice! I'm gonna pick up a decent 32" under $700 cheap LCD this week, use it for 3 months all the way up to 2 years if necessary, then see where we are then. baby steps. I can't miss out on any more HD content.. I'm going caraaazy!!! DAMN YOU PIONEER AND YOUR CES TARTED UP TEASING PLASMA TECHNOLOGY!!!!
ps: thanks for nothing, d-nice, you who contributed to the teasing tizzy! (a tale not
told by an idiot, but still signifying nothing!**)
**for greenland, because I must counter his every English literary reference