I highly doubt anyone can really say what's best when including unreleased technologies. Besides it mostly depends on application as well. And of course price, plasma was new they cost over 10K and had a short lifespan. Sure it was better than most things at the time, but for the money it robbed from you I wouldn't have recommended it to anyone. Personally I made a beamer from an overhead projector, set me back €40 and fills my whole wall. Low res, big screen, perfect for movies.