Ok, so I am in in dire need of some professional expertise here! I am looking for a large flatscreen lcd OR plasma monitor 45"+ and am wondering which of the aforementioned models or other models for that matter, either lcd or plasma would best suit me. I mostly will be using it for gaming and dvd purposes. Gaming includes PC, PS3, and the next generation Xbox. LCD is somewhat more appealing to me since from what I hear it lasts 2x as long as plasma does - If I am going to be spending 7-10k US on my next monitor, I want to make sure it will last, though I also want the best picture and performance possible. Both models display a resolution of 1920 by 1080 which from what I understand is the best yet, does plasma even compete against these two models? So again, my first question is which is better the 45" sharp lcd or the new 46" samsung lcd? And secondly if plasma is better suited for my main viewing activities outlined above which is the best plasma TV 46" +? Your feedback would be greatly appreciated - thank you very much!