I am a TV salesman, and let me tell you what I tell my customers when I recommend LCD TVs to most customers. They are lighter, take less energy, emit less heat, wont be damaged by tilting during transportation, and reflect less light. The real reason? Fewer LCDs are returned. Some customers still return plasmas due to burn-in because they don't know how to use it right. LCDs are simpler. I actually recommend the Samsung 2008 LCD lineup to most my customers (A530, A550, A650), which range in price from $1199-$3499. I recommend plasma TVs to the more advanced, discerning customers looking to build a home theater. The TVs I recommend to them are the 2008 Panasonic Plasmas.
By the way, the whole thing about being more expensive so that they are recommended is ridiculous, Samsungs start cheaper for the size/resolution than Panasonic Plasmas.
Survey: Consumers steered to costlier TVs
check out this article on MSNBC.com
what do you all think?