A few weeks ago I purchased a sharp LC-70LE857U LCD, it's their "top of the line" 70" model. I recently moved and have a 15x12' wall of windows right next to the TV (offset 90 degrees) and have always heard that in environments with a large exposure to ambient light LCD is the right choice. The bottom 10' of windows can be covered (vertical blinds) but the top 2' have no covering.
The LCD has issues with motion trails (and other strange motion) as well as the audio being out of sync with the video (not horribly but enough for a super anal guy like me to be annoyed by it.) I've done some (not a ton) of research about these issues and it seems from what I've read that they are pretty typical of the LCD technology. As such, I am thinking about returning the set and can't see any reason to buy another LCD.
My prior TV (in a different house) was a 60" Pioneer Kuro, long story short I didn't get to take it with me. When we bought that TV back in 2009 or so, we chose it over the Elite because it had the new Anti-Glare coating which turned out to be very good and certainly the right choice. This room had a big, uncovered sliding glass door 45-degrees off from the TV and the coating handled it as well as one would expect – not perfect, but it did well in what was really the worst possible situation for a TV.
What do you guys think? Go plasma? Live with the LCD? If I should go plasma, which sets have the best anti-glare coating at a reasonable price? Ideally I'd like it to be 60"+ and under $2,500.