CNET - The first kind of flat-panel TV to hit the market more than 10 years ago, plasma displays have come a long way since then. They're much more durable now, and the burn-in bugaboo is pretty much a thing of the past. Plasma TVs are not generally available in sizes less than 42 inches, and their picture quality in the best models still outperforms the best LCD picture quality--although the gap is closing. However, plasmas are much less efficient than LCD TVs. Check out plasma versus LCD for more information.
With flagship-level picture quality for a midlevel price, the Panasonic ST50 series sets the value standard among videophile-grade TVs.4 stars