I prefer and recommend plasma over LCD unless you are installing the set in a very bright room or if you plan to have a computer connected to it for several hours every day or play games for more than 4 hours/day
No image retention on my tV either after playing games on my PS3.
But I admit that I am always on guard. This is a weak point for plasmas. But it is avoidable if people are careful and reduce brightness levels and don't pause and leave static pictures on the screen for hours
No, I wouldn't upgrade my 5080 to 5020.
I got mine 5080 just 6 months ago. Bought the floor model at a best buy for $1999.99
I have to admit that sometimes seeing these adds about 1080p, I start thinking....ohhhh maybe my tv is inferior, but then I vist friends, sit down to enjoy with them their new 1080p and then I go home, sit it front of mine and ..... OMG, my TV is still superior.
Only if money were not an issue, I would upgrade to an ELITE
funny how people shop by numbers.
I've a Pio 5080HD, a 50" plasma, not 1080p but it beats close to every 1080p plasma out there and all 1080p LCD's
Focus on color, and blacks, motion and then maybe resolution and you will walk out with a good TV.
But numbers are easy to market, and sad to see how most people fall into the marketing trap.
The human eye as a finite resolving power. Unless you plan to sit 3-4 feet away from your TV, 1080p doesn't matter......