A fairly interesting article here about the anticipated death of the conventional tube-based television. Interestingly, the anticipated “future” technology is not plasma, but LCD.
But plasma, which looks best in a showroom, is far from perfect. Like computer displays of old, it suffers from burn-in if a static image or one smaller than the screen is displayed too long. Over time, the picture will lose half its brightness.
Many in the industry see plasma as an interim technology, to be replaced eventually by a pure LCD flat screen.