I have been researching for months and I have my 2 sets narrowed down but what I can't decide is plasma or Led/lcd.
Pushing PQ aside, which tech is going to still be working in 10 years from now without issues?
I am one of the fortunate people that barley notices all the stuff that you guys pick apart in countless threads. I am really looking for a left over Sharp 70" 632 or a 65" Panny 30st plasma. I don't really think I care that much about 3-d and after seeing a well calibrated Sharp Led, it looks just about as good as the panny plasma to me.
I miss the days of crt when I could leave the tv on for hours as background noise and not even think twice about bulbs burning out or cooling off, burn in or anything like that. I had my mind set on the panasonic but from working on computers and other things, I know that heat + moving parts eventually = failure. I am not debating that plasma have an edge with motion, blacks and that burn in and bulbs are past issues and with projectors ect... but it is active and I assume there are fans inside to cool off parts.
I bought a mag flashlight that uses an LED and the light it gives off is so white, pure and cool. The concept of an led is awesome but I know that there must be some moving parts and things that will break in those tvs too. I also realize that being passive (and no local dimming) means that light is going to still go through somewhat and will not be black-black
I can't afford to buy a tv every few years and I don't want to be stuck with some "mainboard plasma flux capacitor regulator" problem a week after the warranty is up. I know this issue is really hard to answer because the designs are new and a lot is unknown but any input? I was also a little put off reading about how I need to "wear out" my plasma for 100 hours with break in slides. I also don't like knowing that my plasmas black levels will slowly degrade, even if I can't perceive it. I also have read the rated life is supposed to be 100,000 hours on the new sets but I still don't know.
Please educate me or sway me somehow, I hate being indecisive.