Originally Posted by pjonkheer
I am in the market for a 50" high end plasma that will go in a very bright room of decent size.
Will be mating the TV with a brand new Anthem AVM50 as well.
Should I just be going with the latest Pioneer Kuro and shut up or is there something else worth considering?
Any and all information is greatly appreciated!
Consider a high-end LCD panel instead. I say this because of your description of your room as "very bright." Plasmas are best suited for lower-to-dark ambient light conditions to reduce reflections off the glass and really make their advantages shine. There's also the risk of permanent image retention because you will feel pressure to turn your brightness and contrast settings to torchlight levels in order to achieve a bright enough picture in a very bright room.
An LCD panel with a matte screen will reduce glare/reflections to almost nothing, and you can even crank the brightness to torchlight levels w/o risking burn-in. And these days, there are several high-quality pictures on LCD available in the 50" category.
Kuro's are the best picture, plasma or LCD, but NOT for a "very bright" room, as you describe. HQ LCD is the way to go for your needs. Even if you weren't risking burn-in, you will still regret that highly-reflective glass panel of a plasma in your bright setting. You want the matte screen.