I've been told that to get the glass replaced on a screen is about half the cost of a new one. Now, with prices shifting so much recently, you'll probably find that the glass is near the same price as a new one.
Sorry, not good news, but I think you'll have to bite the bullet.
I bought my plasma three weeks ago and immediately contacted my insurance company to check if it is covered by my household contents insurance. It is and does not require special cover. It is covered for accidental damage and 'as new' repalcement. So it is worth giving your insurance company a call. However when my premium is next due I will add more value to my contents to be on the safe side.
My insurance company were the same. I insisted that it WAS a high risk item and that any burglar could easily walk away with £4K under his arm if he felt like it! Still, they didn't want to take any more money from me. Sure they will all change this view soon though.
BTW - Would, still like to know how you smashed the screen (morbid curiosity and all that).
Thanks for all the response! No good news really but it was worth a try! Just to answer a few questions: I smashed the plasma during a party, indoors golf, not a good idea. I purchased the screen through work about 18 months ago for £2000. I am quite sure it is not covered on my insurance. Suppose I need to go shopping again!
I tend to find using practice balls to be much better for indoor use. At Paisley University, indoor golf was one of the research offices favourite pastimes. That, and Doom/Quake. Some of the research projects were quite amazing though. One group came up with a means to double the FM spectrum!