Originally Posted by Bigred7078
So i started thinking about it and I went out and bought a 60" Samsung E550 plasma to directly compare side by side. While the Samsung plasma was a little bit better, it wasn't a big enough difference for me to justify the extreme glare. If I had a dedicated room, it would work out much better, but it just ended up making me feel better about my decision to get the Sharp. Anyway, I hope you had a great holiday weekend!
It was quiet in that I didn't go anywhere, but it was active. I took some time to reflect, and watched a little football. Friday I ordered a new cartridge for my turntable and took the headshell in to have the store mount it. That should be ready at week's end.
In my living room I don't have other placement options for my plasma. Fortunately, reflections aren't a major nuisance in here. If I were in the market for a TV I'd probably still want a plasma, though the 60" Elite looked really good when I saw one last year (except for an issue with cyan, since solved I believe).
Matte finishes are definitely helpful at diffusing glare, though, so it might depend upon the room ultimately. In a room like yours the LCD does seem a better bet, even if the Samsung gave a better picture.