Originally Posted by LebBuck
Would we be disappointed in a plasma if placed in the bright room?
I have a bright room with large windows. No problems at all with the kuro pdp-5080. Like you, I was first set on LCD because of this issue. After trying no less than 4 LCDs I found that while the brightness and matte screen is good, the blur, black level, and colour reproduction are lacking (the blur being the deal-breaker).
The issue with plasmas in a bright room is the glass screen that reflects ambient light. Many sets now have anti-reflective coatings to reduce this. I decided to try the panny 77u and the pio 5080. Both were great in the bright room, but the pio has a better implementation of the AR screen IMO.
I tested the sets side by side...aside from a little lacking on whites, the plasma won hands down for me.