I have a horrible confession to make: I am a plasma fanboy. Please take this into consideration when reading! Roughly two or three years back I did a buttload of research and decided to pick up a Panasonic G10 Plasma. Time has passed, and I'm sure LCD technology has gotten pretty ridiculous, but I can't get past my bias! These are just a few of the choices I might make if I was to buy a new TV. Take it with a grain of salt, and kindly add your own suggestions in the comments below!
Money To Burn
Sharp Aquos LC80LE940X This thing is massive. 80 inches to be precise. The only real issue is this: Australians are being seriously rorted on the price of this bad boy. JB Hi-Fi is currently selling the TV at $9999, in the US it retails for about half that price. The Sharp brand has undergone some serious damage as of late, but the fact is Sharp is building some of the best LED/LCD TVs on the market. If you have a ridiculous amount of money to spend, and you want something huge, might as well get this. Price: $9999
A Man/Woman Of Moderate Tastes
Panasonic Viera TH-P65VT50A This is the super premium Panasonic Plasma model currently available in Australia. As a fully fledged Panny fanboy, this is probably the TV I'd personally splash out on if I had the cash. In my humble opinion, Plasma still has provides the best picture overall. In terms of black, but more importantly motion. It's tough to top Plasma as a gaming TV I reckon, and this is the best one on the market. It's also expensive. Not $9999 expensive, but still pretty bloody expensive. Price: $5999
The Cheaper Option
Panasonic Viera TH-P50UT50A I think one thing that we can agree on is this: if you plan to go cheap, go plasma. I've already admitted my allegiance, but I think it's safe to say that cheap LED/LCD tvs tend to struggle a bit while, on the whole, you can still pick up a really cheap plasma panel that provides a top notch picture overall. JB Hi-Fi is currently selling this model for $1191. That's a 50 inch panel from the masters of plasma. This is a crazy steal really. Price: $1191