I want to buy a new 50-65-inch panel sometime before the end of the year. I'm not sure what type to get yet.
1. Are there any upcoming new features or models I should look for?
2. When are the new models typically made available for sale?
3. Is there one display technology that is universally considered the best or are there still those that will say LCD is better than plasma and vice-versa?
The new models come out in the spring each year, so thats pretty much it till early 2013.
There is no one technology that wins, it depends totally on your unique environment and your own personal weighting of the pros and cons.
The Panny VT50 plasma has been crowned the best 2012 display in pretty much every review and shootout. The pros and cons of each technology have been written about many times in the forum (use the search function).