Originally Posted by Glottiz
"Why do most go for an LED when Plasmas have better PQ?"
This is a very ignorant statement. I can easily argue that plasmas don't have better PQ. While plasmas do look better with dark content, they perform poorly with bright content. There are many reasons to not get a plasma: power consumption, heat, buzzing, burn-in, flickering, fuzzyness, ABL and list goes on.
Also I would say plasmas are pretty bad choice for gaming. Main reason is burn-in, flickering and ABL. All of these will gradually make you hate plasma for games more and more, since majority of games tend to be much brighter than movies. My eyes get tired extremely fast if I use plasma for gaming, and ABL just makes bright games look horrible.
PQ is somewhat in the eye of the beholder. I prefer the plasma, but I'm not trying to burn my eyeballs out with "bright content" whatever that is, I'd just turn the backlight/cell level down anyways. I am a film fan and the plasma beats heck out of the LCDs I had/exchanged, (a Samsung UN60C6300 for a Samsung PN59D8000. It handles motion better, better black levels, color accuracy and just has better overall PQ. Most importantly my plasma has a uniform screen in dark scenes, with no flashlighting/clouding/blooming (which was the primary reason I got rid of the LCD).
Power consumption is only a bit more than current LCDs, not a big worry, no more a worry than leaving your various electronics around your house on in standby when not in use IMHO. I've got no IR/burn-in, buzzing, flickering, ABL or heat or other issues. I do use my set more to watch film than anything else, so that's the most important thing to me. I also don't display static images for long, and while that can be a concern, I've had no IR/burn-in issues at all when I've done so although some sets still have issues. I'm not a dedicated gamer, though I did play some GT5 last night on the PS3 and it was great; I'm not using my set as a computer monitor, either.
A good friend of mine just got an LCD set and for his viewing environment and habits, it's a great choice for him. It wouldn't be for me. YMMV.