In my opinion, you get a better bang for your buck with plasma. You can get a better TV for cheaper, but it has a glass screen so there is more glare and it's a little more fragile. I have a 50" Panasonic plasma and I love it. My parents have a 55" Toshiba LED that is great as well, but it was probably at least $500 more. I got mine for about $900ish after tax and a warranty like three years ago. A friend got a better one this year for around the same price about two months ago.