In the past several months BOTH of my kids experienced different 4-yo Grand-Kidz throwing Remote Controls at their Panasonic 3D Plasmas, cracking the screens. I GAVE my Panasonic Plasma away to my daughter, since their sets of 3D Googles (some in kidz sizes) all matched up. Which meant I could buy a Samsung Smart 3D UDTV....which my son later matched....after a respectful "mourning period" of NO TV in their home.
I think that LED types are more robust to thrown objects, since it does NOT have a GLASS front panel. And if you DO decide to to get another (lower cost?) Plasma (or LED), check out plastic protective panels for the ENTIRE SCREEN.
I love the huge dynamic range of Plasma's...and the lower cost, but Samsung Smart 3D UDTV is the First LED type TV I can actually LIVE with without going crazy adjusting the various Video controls (as the earlier set tried vainly to overcome it's dynamic deficiencies...forcing the exchange to the Panasonic Plasma) And by the end of the year, we should be able to buy UDTV BD-Players and Discs...and in the meantime Netflix, DirecTV, et.al. have a few programs available.
Last edited by holl_ands; 04-20-2015 at 05:38 PM.