Many people will say that the newer Plasmas do not have burn-in issues. I was about to pull the trigger on a Panny Plasma until I did in-depth research and found that a lot of people were experiencing "image retention", not calling it "burn-in", and the TVs had set-up options to "wipe clear" the image retention. Personally, I couldn't live with the worry about image retention, so I opted for a LCD TV for my bedroom. I have two Sony's, which I love, and I was about to buy a Sony again for my 3rd TV. I bought a Toshiba instead. Both are at Costco. I only wanted a 46" TV. Costco had larger Sony and Toshiba models available. I would suggest a Sony "W" or "Z" series LCD, as they are very close to the XBR sets, but thousands less. They are 120Hz, 1080p/24p, have excellent colors, image, blacks, etc. Also take a look at the Toshiba Regza too, as they were equal to the "Z" series Sony, as the Toshiba has a 10-bit color panel like the Sony "Z" series. The "W" and most Samsungs have 8-bit panels. The 10-bit panel allows for a much smoother gradiation between pure black and pure white. It eliminates banding between the different shades. The big question is your budget. You may need a 60" TV, and this won't be cheap, regardless of whether LCD or Plasma. I think the largest Toshiba Regza is 52", which may be OK, but I think the Sonys come in a larger size.
I am looking for advice on the purchase of a new LCD or Plasma?? I am replacing a 65 sony rear projection tv. Going in a rather large room that measures nearly 30x30 feet. No doubt I need a rather large tv to outfit ths room. I do not want another projection tv. Really dislike plasma, due to dark screen and burn in issues with the playstation 3. Love LCD, specifically Samsung and Sony LCD. But, they are all too small or too expensive. Any suggestions?? Do they make any good plasma tv's that don't have burn in issues?? Here Pioneer is good but cost to much?