Summary: Like many I had scoured the internet, reading review after review for the perfect plasma TV. I'm not going to lie, I wanted a the biggest T.V. I could afford. I like LG products and coupled with the reviews I bought the LG 60PA6500. I've had it a year now. No problems with pixels dying, no color fade, its just as awesome as the day I took it out of the box. The picture requires a good deal of manipulation to get the perfect picture and it can be frustrating.
Summary: As my 4 year old Samsung HDTV was dying from "normal wear and tear" (as Samsung puts it) I decided to try a different brand. I spent over 2 grand on that Sammy tv so this time I decided that I didn't want to spend that much as its not really worth it, from my experience. Saw this tv on sale at tigerdirect for 799.99 and decided to give it a try based on the reviews. So glad I did, it's a great tv with very easy to use features.
Summary: I researched EVERYTHING, Consumer Reports, CNET, etc. and finally decided to buy the LG 60PA6500 Plasma for 998.00. There was an LG Rep at the store where I bought this TV. I had already made my decision to buy BEFORE I got to the store, so the rep didn't phase me, although he was not pressuring me to buy. He even talked about different features that other TV's have as well as LG. This is my 2nd Plasma, but 1st LG. I've had the TV about a month and it's terrific.
Summary: Love the size of the TV and the price point. It doesn't have a lot of features but I only need it for watching TV, movies and playing video games. I'm not bothered by 2 HDMI connections as I only needed the 1 plus the optical audio out for my surround sound. The picture is great to view from all angles which was important given my corner-of-the-room set-up.