Originally Posted by jcon1
If there is money to be made and it's not illegal to sell them, someone will be producing them.
Pioneer is out of the game because they could no longer make money selling them. I'm sure there are a lot of reasons for this and one contributing factor may be people's decision in regards to the environment.
False, they announced their exit from the plasma market early this year due to lack of profitability. It had nothing to do with environmentalism whatsoever. What the salesman probably was referring to is the legislation in California, that if it goes into effect will ban most 50"+ Plasmas, but they've actually been reducing energy consumption significantly and will continue to do so. By the time the laws enacted, the goals will probably have already been met.
Pioneer was losing money regardless of this because it cost them too much money to make the panels to the level of quality they expect for their displays.