im not a proffesional dude and i really dont need to be, i have a 40" mitsubishi tube thats never been taken apart period and i punch and throw remotes at the screen every sunday watching football and i have never had a problem, do that to a plasma/lcd and see what happens. plasmas were designed as disposible throwaway television. hell i droped a 34" sony crt on the concrete while moving and it scratched the screen and still played fine in 2006. and yes best buy did ban the sale of these big crt tvs after 1999. mitsibishi kiss there rear end stopped there 40" in 1997 sony stoped in 2003. now all you can buy is lcd/plasma and there has never been a plasma/lcd last more than 6 years without needing major work. the giant crt kills the plamas. the sony 40" wega trinitron flat screen is the best tv of alltime built to last 35 years problem free, it weighs 400lbs though. if bestbuy only sold these they would be out of business right now. hd projection, hd crt projection, hd plamas/lcd, is all HYPE.they will be in landfills in 10 years or less guaranteed. i shop at the good will in arizona and every other projection tv for sell is a newer silver one made after 2003. it usually needs work and sells for $299 or less. plasma is the new platinum spark plug hype of the millenium, in the 90s platinum spark plugs started selling like crazy, just to steal your money if you be a fool and buy them, copper is a way better conductor of electricity, the old muscle cars used only copper and were super fast, the steel frames just made it look like they were slow, if put platinum/irdium in a old nova it wont even move, it needs copper plugs thats why. now put copper plugs in a small light weight subaru wrx turbo and that car is a rocket. i use copper plugs in my little chevy aveo and gets better gas mileage then with bullcrap hyped up platinum. botton line is dont buy hype products force them out of business, plasmas are all hype and cause you more money and problems, stick with crt tvs (cathode ray tube) a hard glass crystal ball tv.