A plasma TV has become one of the most desirable items on the planet, and owning one confers a certain amount of social status. Case in point: a friend of mine recently visited the palatial Long Island house of a certain hip-hop star, who had hung more than twenty of the things on his (presumably gold-plated) walls. And I recently installed a plasma screen in a much more modest New Jersey home - the hungry look of the owner turned to sweet satisfaction as he watched me set up, then turn on, his new prize. From left to right, Sony's KDE-42XBR950 ($8,000), LG's DU-42PZ60 ($4,500), and Panasonic's TH-42PX20U/P ($6,500).
|The dark images of the horror flick Gothika provided a wealth of shadows to challenge the display capabilities of these plasma TVs.|