Ars Technica asks today “Is Plasma Doomed?” Citing the fact that LCD’s now overlap with plasma in terms of size and (arguably) picture quality, along with the fact that certain manufacturers are stopping plasma development and production to shift to LCD’s, the author suggests that “Plasma vs. LCD” is comparable to the apocryphal “Beta vs. VHS” battle.
Anyway, interesting observation that plasma is getting clobbered, but personally, I can’t see i… being much of a “format” battle; ultimately, does it matter what type of screen anyone has? Your TV is a capstone component, not a foundation (like a Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD); generally speaking it doesn’t technically matter what technology the TV sitting on top of your component is – the choice of TV technology doesn’t neccessitate the replacement of other components or your media library.
So — ?? What’s Ars on about?