A friend of mine is looking to put a 50 inch Plasma (or I suppose LCD) TV in his bar. He has room to go bigger but I think he's capped his budget at $3k and for some reason has settled on the Panasonic TH-50PHD8UK. I'm not sure why but he seems to think this is one of the higher quality displays out there - don't know how much truth there is to that. My question is should LCD be considered instead, if so why? Is there a better TV with more bang for the buck that is 50" or larger that he can get for aproximately $3,000 shipped (this particular panasonic can be had for just about exactly $3000 even). If you can think of any other points that should be considered please let me know. Thanks!