The Plasma will outperform the LCD in every area (contrast, picture detail etc..) except for daytime viewing. The LCD has issues with fast motion and has a type of trailing tale behind the objects moving.
The DLP will also outperform the LCD. However, when it comes to the DLP vs Plasma. They are so close that you would need to look at the technologies individually to determine which is going to be the better performer in the long run. Since Plasma's have been prone to ''Burn In'' which will most likely happen from watching movies that have the black bars on the top and bottom of the screen, I would probably be a little more cautious with Plasmas.
DLP on the other hand, though rare, has issues with the ''Rainbow'' effect. But this is mostly problematic of single chip displays. If you can afford it, I would look for a DLP display that has two or more DLP chips. Ideally you would want three chips: Red, green and blue. These are usually in the tens of thousands for these displays.
If I were you, I would stick with the DLP units.
This is merely an opinion, for what it is worth.
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I want to buy a 50"-55" TV in silver or black. The dlp's are so much cheaper any suggestions????
Also a 42 inch (lcd or plasma only)
Also a 23" (lcd or plasma only)
It seems that each store only pushes things based on incentive programs (one week Samsung was better, then Mitsubishi, then Sony........where they having a sales contest?????)