If you must bet on one technology that will win the TV market in the following years, bet on LCD
According to this report by Reuters LCD TV prices will fall at least 30 percent in 2007, while Plasma TVs will fall 15 - 20 % in the same period. LCDs have better resolutions, so given the same price, costumers choose them over plasma TVs, and TV makers tend to focus on one technology only to reduce costs. Guess which one is it? LCD.
According to the study, the plasma TV market will reach a maximum od $24 billion in 2009, and it's downwards from there, while LCD TVs should bet at $75 billion and rising in that same period.
Yes, big screen (over 40 inch) plasma TVs have certain advantages over LCD panels, but the LCD camp is getting bigger and bigger, and when it gets big enough, it usually means game over in the IT world.