An alternative to Plasma TV is an LCD TV. Appearances are deceiving when comparing LCD and Plasma televisions. Both types of televisions are flat and thin, but employ different technology to deliver similar results. LCD flat panels have both advantages and disadvantages in comparison to Plasma televisions.
The answer to this question is subjective. Plasma TVs are on the cutting edge of technology, but most of their appeal lies in its style rather than substance. On the one hand Plasma TVs offer "hang-on-the-wall" desirability consumers have been promised since the invention of television. Plasma television technology also contributes to its lighter weight, extremely wide viewing angle, and ability to provide a consistently focused, color accurate, and properly proportioned image no matter where on the screen you are looking.
On the other hand, full 1080p Plasma Televisions can be expensive. A rear projection 1080p capable DLP television is much less expensive, when comparing the same size screen. In addition, there are very few Plasma televisions available is screen sizes larger than 61 inches.