Originally Posted by ramazur
This poll, like mine before, proves that the plasma camp is grossly overrepresented here at AVS.
In the real world where normal people congragate the LCDs outsell plasmas 3 to 1 in the 40 and up category so please don't start me with the computer monitors. This translates into a 24 to 1 overreprentation factor.
Another way to say that is this:
9 out of 10 TVs sold now are LCDs.
Part of this is the fact that there are more LCDs on display at places like Best Buy.
What it doesn't mean
is that there is a shortage of Plasma TVs for sale.
From Sears TV salesman, (and AVS member), Steve S, we know that there are "spiffs" or cash incentives for retail salesmen to direct buyers to certain brands, notably, Samsung. According to Steve this happens at Best Buy and most other retail stores. And, while Samsung sells some plasmas, Samsung is much more focused on LCD, especially, LED. Samsung should be ashamed of itself for confusing the general public by making it seem like LED is something other than LCD.
The OP continues to look for ways to promote 720P plasma, after having ignored/dismissed plasma for some reason before stumbling across the inexpensive 50 inch 720P Panasonic 50 inch plasma.
For those with sufficient light control, plasma is a good choice, although the rising black levels issue must be keeping some people from buying Panasonic plasma. Ordinary shoppers will never even hear of that issue, but the people on this Forum aren't ordinary shoppers, so it's hard to say how many potential Pansonic plasma shoppers are going to skip Panasonic plasma due to the rising black level.