having owned all 3, keen to get various thoughts on all 3 technologies.
I had been outputting the wrong signal (HDMI full) from my PS3 to my Sonia Bravia 40 inch (and had to turn up the brightness all the way up to compensate) so never got good picture quality from my LCD and unfairly blamed the technology
Anyway now this is sorted and I must say I can understand why sales of LCD/LED are doing well.
If the purpose of watching TV is enjoyment/entertainment, I find that LCD is quite bright and colorful and I quite enjoy watching movies on my Sony. It has a matte screen which is very useful in terms of reflection.
The Panasonic Plasma I have is good, but seriously no match for a Pioneer 436 XDE I used to own (got stolen unfortunately) and it's glass screen is so reflective, it's like a mirror.
As a former Plasma loyalist (because of the Pioneer), I must the say although LCD picture still isn't as good as CRT, it is entertaining to watch and for me, I think I am seriously converted to the LCD TV technology. You don't need to worry about the image retention/screen burn problem which really is a pain with plasma. As much as panasonic say that this is no longer an issue, I really don't want to find out since their warranty won't cover it. Good one though, no longer an issue, but hey if your screen does get damaged we won't cover it !
However with OLED hopefully becoming mainstream in the future this will become a redundant argument and we can all go forget about this.
I apologise in advance if this is boring topic which has been endlessly debated in the past.
As for CRT, well that is really the best picture quality, but can we have one that does HD and with HDMI inputs? I would bet that in terms of picture quality it is a much more viable option than OLED, and today, not in 5 to 10 years time.