That article is a good summary of arguments for for 1080p vs 720p, coming out clearly in favor of 1080p. So Itagg, the argument for you to take your plasma back and come home with the 1080p LCD as far as that article is concerned, is not even addressing the LCD versus plasma argument, just 1080p vs 720p as far as viewing currently available sources. Clearly, if you are going for longevity with this purchase, 1080p is a no brainer as far as I am concerned. I never even considered going for the 720p displays despite their attractive prices these days. However, in your case, the bright room dilemma is likely to be even more reason to consider taking back the plasma. If there are any light sources that you could see if you placed a mirror where you are going to put your TV, then the plasma will drive you nuts... at least it would me. the problem is not so much that the light will wash out the image on the screen (and that is a problem for all displays, LCD and Plasma alike- though less so for thew LCD just because it is brighter), but that you will see the room and probably yourself reflected in the glossy screen of the plasma but not in the LCD. I find those reflections hard to ignore. My former CRT RPTV had a fairly glossy screen and I had to train myself not to see the reflections... and this was always with the blinds closed. With the blinds open, I couldn't watch it during the day at all. With the Olevia 65", I can watch the TV with the blinds open unless the sun is coming almost straight in the south facing window. I close them anyway because that is a huge window (about 8' by 4.5') and it is directly opposite the TV, but I could certainly see the image. The 3' by 4.5' window which faces east and is on the wall directly to the right side of the TV about 3' away from the TV wall can be open during the day and the TV looks just fine. Never see a reflection on it. On the picture I linked to in my previous post - the one of the TV that shows more of the room, an overhead chandelier with 4 40w lamps is on and the only reflection is a little glare on top of the bezel. If the TV was a mirror, you would see the room reflected and the chandelier would be clearly visible in the picture (as would I). If that had been my old TV you would have seen me mixed in with the TV picture.
Originally Posted by TS45
Both plasma and lcd are supposed to be the preferred display for a bright room. Light will spoil any picture, however a display with a glooy glass screen compared to a matte screen would lead me to believe the matte is better. In a darkened room, no big deal.
Read this article while surfing here, may influence your purchase?http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/featu...concerned.html