We looked at the Panasonic plasma and, really, I just liked the picture on the Sony better. And the Panny was about $100.00 cheaper.
Jeff said that plasma's do appear to be on the way out. Guess it's anybody's guess at this time.
I was amazed to find that the sale price, to anyone who walks through the door, was better than the Family Discount. That's how much the retail electronic sector is hurting right now. Practically giving the stuff away at cost.
So, if you can somehow swing it, now is a good time to buy.