Panasonic Plasma TC-PZT60
It's the only plasma set on the list, but it's a beauty. Panasonic is promising "Beyond the Reference" picture quality, and if it wasn't an absurd and made-up marketing term, Panny's new TV could hit the mark. Setting aside the hyperbole, the television steps up its red-color performance as well as its 3-D abilities. Those improvements, along with the inkiest of blacks that plasma sets are known for, promise to again postpone the year that we all forget plasma TV's exist.