Thanks, mad. Good information.
I don't use or desire ethernet/internet or other amenities like that, but I would probably like them. I suppose I would stream movies or other content if it were free, and I would probably surf the net in bed now and then through the TV. Wouldn't many blu-ray players provide smart tech?
As I mentioned, this set would be for a large, shaded bedroom, as opposed to the large, bright great room where I'm shopping for a 55-60" set. Glare isn't a concern in the bedroom like it is in the great room (which is a whole other thread).
In side-by-side comparing plasma vs LED/LCD, I don't see much difference in the viewing angle. To me: Plasma picture looks richer (and darker) than LED, but LED seems to have better resolution. In side-by-side, LED skin tones look washed out compared to the plasma, but the LED whites don't have that "screen door" appearance. Having said that, I like the skin tones and don't see any blur in sports on my old 32" Proscan 720p 60h. So I probably have a pretty indiscriminate eye.