Well under $1,000
Plasma sets are beloved by movie buffs and those who like fast refresh (600Hz) for fast motion, stellar black levels, and good contrast ratios for dark scenes. Today you can pick up a very highly regarded barebones LG 60-inch set for only $700 from Best Buy. 60" LG 60PN5300 1080p Plasma HDTV
This makes the lowest price we've ever seen on the model, as well as $100 off the current next best price. Out of the sample of Best Buy owners who reviewed the set, 96% would be willing to recommend it to a friend. Just add a Roku or WiFi Blu-ray player to get Internet streaming capability for far less than an integrated Smart TV would have you pay.