I agree, plasmas are way overpriced if you consider that the phosphoric elements in plasma displays fade over time ~25,000- thousand hours and there is no way to replace/fix it after that, the display simply continues to grow dimmer with use. For a 24/7 use as a PC-Monitor/TV LCD's are the right way to go, alot cheaper and you get more value for your money, even a low End LCD-TV last at least 75,000+ hours and the backlight bulbs can actually be replaced.
Thank god for the purchase on approval policy
Im going to test 4 diffrent LCD-Tv's at the same price range ~1000usd, buy 1 at the time, test and return after a week, until I find the right one.
this no-namer below now costs around 1000usd, its good to see that the prices are falling now after the year.