Buying GuideMaking the move to the 46-48-inch range means both a step up in size and available top-end technology too.
While Panasonic might have called time on its plasma TV adventure, its 2013 plasma models are still very much available.
The 51-inch Samsung PS51D8000 uses its Smart Hub online TV platform to offer apps for movie and media streaming, as well as web browsing, home networking and digital media playback, all on a plasma screen.
Panasonic's new Viera ST30 Series is 3D-upgradeable only, so this 2D plasma with BBC iPlayer is one for those undecided about the third way
It doesn't have 3D or Panasonic's latest plasma technology, but if you can live with its limitations, it's still a good TV