The guy’s delusional… 🙂 He gets it wrong with Plasma. I must admit to having stopped reading at that point as if he gets that wrong I can’t trust anything else.
“The bottom line is that you can get a large high-quality plasma display but at very high cost. There are cheaper, smaller versions, but you’re better off getting an LCD flat panel HDTV for about the same money and at better quality.”
He’s right that LCD is cheaper (marginally), but it’s by no means better quality. Burn in on modern plasma still exists but is vastly improved (and more importantly, reversable), the screen has a much higher fidelity (colour vibrance, shades of black), and suffers none of the same issues around pixel refresh. Plasmas last longer, and experience better contrast – they are considered better than CRT. It’s no wonder that videophiles chose plasma where they can, as they are superior for viewing.
The price gap is almost irrelevant – 42″ Samsung Plasma, $2880… 42″ Sony Bravia LCD… $2500.