If you are on a budget, or even if you aren't, plasma is the best bang for the buck. Less expensive than LED/LCD, better picture quality (imo), natural skin tones, dark blacks, color that pops, and viewable from just about any angle (at least mine can be), ultra fast refresh rates, great for sports. I have a 42" Panasonic I bought about 4 years ago, and it's a great tv. I paid $899 at the time, which was less than half of what I would have paid if I bought the new LED LCD tv, and I think it's a better tv. My mom has the tv now, and she literally keeps the tv on 23 hours a day, and the picture is still great. The TV has never had problems with image retention or burn in, and that's with her watching those shopping shows with the scrolling tickers at the bottom. I'm planning on buying a new Panny 60" sometime in the next few months, hopefully.