Don't let the poor viewing conditions & crappy feeds at Best Buy sway you to LCD. The G20 is most certainly capable of better PQ than the lower end Samsung you're looking at. The price different pays for the calibration, basically.
What sort of viewing conditions will you be experiencing at home?
I want to get a new TV, I have a 5 year old Samsung Plasma 42 inch TV that is 720. I want to move up to a 46 or a 50 and I want 1080 to get the most out of our HD cable and Blu-Ray. I am trying to decided between getting another Plasma or getting an LCD-LED tv. I am totally on the fence and I cannot make a decision. I have gone to our local Best Buy and looked at the TVs, the LCD-LEDs have such a clear crisp picture compared to the Plasma on display but it that just the calibration at the store? Are thy trying to push the LCD-LED tvs? The LED-LCD tv looks brighter as well, again is that just the calibration?
The TVs I am looking at are below, a Samsung LCD and a Panisonic Plasma. I have never owner a Panisonic TV before but I understand they are on par with the high end Pioneer Plasmas becasue Panisonic now has many of the Pioneer engineers working for them.
I want to get a TV but I cannot decide, any help anyone has will be greatly appreciated.
Samsung LCD-LED $1299
Panisonic Plasma $1099