When I went to CES I thought I wanted a plasma screen. After all, they are sexy. Thin. Cool. And all that. And at CES they had tons of them all over the place.
I'm glad my brother talked me out of it. Instead I got a Sony Rear Projection TV.
From the front it looks like plasma. If you visited my house and were sitting on my red couch you would probably think "cool plasma screen." After all, it's BIG and thin. Or looks that way from the front.
In back it has a bump that sticks out a few inches. Not very big, but means I couldn't hang this one the wall (which is one reason to buy plasma.
But, to get the high resolutions you need to go rear projection. My brother did the homework and found that the Sony screens are the sharpest at the $4,000 level or below. Yeah, you can match it if you go higher.
I also considered DLP screens since they are a lot lower in price but at CES when I had them side-by-side I couldn't stand the way they looked. The picture that is. When you had rapidly moving stuff on screen they looked blurry when compared to LCD or Plasma or other technologies like my Sony screen.
Anyway, how did you pick your HDTV? What is most important to you?