but knowledgable posters here already have writer's cramp.
Would new questioners please take an hour to search & read recent posts. There is a wealth of info people already took hours posting.
There is a set of questions that get posted every two days. I realize they are not as easy to sort through as if the subject titles were limited to key words. The subject headers sometimes could actually be better if they didn't start off with "Hey, guys" or "Question." Yes that could be any question.
Yes, there are issues, relatively important or not, as to deepest blacks, viewing angle, importance of what level of resolution & on & on.
All the technologies have become pretty good. Perfect? No. Some posters nearly condemn some certain technology.
Folks, it's mostly the same 20 questions, over & over. Please do some research, acquire a feeling for the gist of recommendations & importance of what factor, then repost with specific questions. It'd be 25 times more efficient for our most knowledgable advisors.
In the market to finally buy an HDTV - will primarily use with digital cable DVR and whatever HD signals the cable provides (currently Time Warner), and some DVD watching. Looking for non-partisan advice. What I've heard: DLP = best picture but sets are larger, LCD good picture - no true black & smaller screens, Plasma = run hot, higher power consumption, do not last long, but better picture than LCD.
What is fact and what is fiction.
I will likely in next year purchase two sets - the first one in the 36 to 42 range for mounting on a wall in all season room, next will be a larger screen for great room (but limited to a total physical size of 46"w x 32" h.