Yikes! Retail salespeople don't always know what they're talking about, but this is far worse than I've ever heard of before! There is no such thing as a plasma/LED hybridthe PN64D8000 (shown above) is a straightforward plasma, nothing more. We haven't reviewed Samsung's flagship D8000 plasma yet, but I suspect it's very good. We know for sure that Panasonic's flagship VT30 plasma is very goodthe review will appear in the September 2011 issue of Home Theater. I doubt you can go wrong with either one.
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