With the Consumer Electronics Show right around the corner, it's hard not to get excited about what awesome gadgety goodness await behind the pearly gates of Las Vegas come January. Wow, that was a mouthful. Yup, that's what she said. With the digital transition coming soon after in February, I'm sure HDTV's will be the forefront or I at the very least, I hope Sony finally unveils a larger than life OLED TV, or at least larger than the currently available 11 incher, although with it's hefty price tag, there's no chance in hell I'll be picking one up anytime soon. OLEDs maybe the way HDTVs will be heading but it always takes one daring company to take that first dive step and hopefully others will follow, unless you are HD-DVD, then you are just SOL. Apple is leading the charge with their proprietary Display Port on the new unibody Macs and only time will tell.
The battle between plasma and LCD won't die anytime soon, not with such strong pros and cons justifying both equally. Plasma will always suffer from screen burning, despite leaps in technology, it just comes with the territory of how plasmas work. Likewise with LCD TVs, contrast ratio will never beat out plasmas. OLEDs are where it's at, if you don't mind the shorter lifespan or power consumption. Where LCDs and Plasmas are technically meant to last decades, OLEDs not so much. Don't expect OLED TVs to be out anytime this coming year but at least keep an eye out for it.
There's so much to be excited about, TVs aren't even the microscopic tip of the iceberg. Like a random outbreak of "the herpes", be sure to expect more like this.