Obviously, plasma tv's are too costly to become mainstream anytime soon. But for the sake of this thread, set aside the issue of cost. I suspect prices will drop like LCD pc monitors have and they will be affordable to many in the next two years. My questions are, aside from cost: What are the technological pros and cons of plasma displays vs. RPTV and direct view tvs? Will next generation plasmas outperform HD RPTVs? Do they have artifact or motion drawbacks? Color or brightness weaknesses? What is the relative life of use of plasmas vs. others? Does performance deteriorate? Aside from performance, plasmas would seem to have the benefit of less weight and size for apparent shipping and storage savings(should be significant for foriegn producers).