At the moment there are two options I'm weighing up and would appreciate any advice - I don't know too much about what I'm getting myself into...
The two choices I'm most keen on are either:
* A 50" Panasonic plasma:
* Or a 42" LCD, I've seen some nice looking Samsung ones but am still looking around.
The reason I would go with the 42" is that I could also afford to get some new home theatre speakers. I'm tempted by the 50" but would have to stick with my current cheap DSE home theatre speakers... The 50" Panasonics have been on special for as low as $2300 here and that's about the top end of my budget.
Other considerations are that our lounge gets a lot of sun in the day (although the tv faces away from the windows), and that I am runnning a HTPC through the tv, and that also gets bit of use for 3D games (Halo etc).
Any advice is much appreciated - I've done the basic research on LCD vs plasma and am not too bothered which I get. Am keen to hear of any brands to go for or avoid, plus any good specials anyone has seen around Christchurch.