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Glare on a plasma screen

We were all set to get a Sony KDS50A2000 when the realization that we have the TV on a lot (largely background noise and for the kids) meant buying a lot of bulbs during the lifetime of the set. It seemed like a 50" plasma, a Panasonic in particular, might be a better choice. But is the glare a signifigant problem with plasma sets? We have room lights on in the family room most of the time- would that be a problem with a plasma set?
BTW, I was in Best Buy today looking at sets and I must confess...I couldn't see any/much difference between most of the DLPs and plasmas I was looking at. Of course I was not looking at these sets for long periods of time, and I assume they were all being fed an HD signal,but most looked wonderful to me. Maybe I'm just easy to please ;o)
Thanks for any input.

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Glare is Over Blown factor

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Your not going to get any more glare then if you put a flatscreen CRT (tube) tv in the same spot.

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LCD vs Plasma

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In my opinion glare is a huge problem with Plasmas. I'm holding out for a larger LCD with a decent picture and lower price point. Check out the difference between LCD and Plasma by standing to the side and look at the reflection of the overhead lights. There is no glare at all on an LCD. At this time,however, LCD is lagging behind Plasma (if you are looking for a larger TV). Bottom line is if you have a glare problem now you will have one with a plasma. at this time. I wish CNET would do an article on the glare reducing products out that claim to solve this problem.

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