I had a Panny Vero Plasma that 10 years later when the HDMIs blew in a thunderstorm, it was still holding its own and most new TVs were a step down. I ended up spending a skootch under $3k for a Sony 4K that had a great picture. 2 years later I wanted a basement TV and got a BJs Vizio. Being streaming/gaming only, it's picture is better than the still relevant Sony on CATV. I have since picked up 2 more of the Vizios. The Sony still wins if I stream on it, but not by nearly enough to justify the price difference like it did 3 or 4 years ago.