LED vs Plasma, 60" vs 65"

I am looking to buy a new TV for my basement. I can fit a 65" but may go 60". Want to get a really good TV. Let me know what you think. Thank you.
Calibrator who did my three year old plasma said the set needed 100 hours on it before calibration.


Purchased the 65 and 50 inch Panasonic plasma sets last year, they provide the best picture I have seen compared to other (non-strataspheric priced) sets. The 65 is the upper model and looks excellent but the 50 was a true value for the price.
100 hrs sure, that foolish statement of 90 days straight is crazy. There is alot of daylight between 100hrs and over 2000hrs for calibration. Calibration is of questionable value IMO. You can get a disc and trust your eyes to tell you what looks good, if anyone even mildly critical of video quality cant even trust their own eyes to say a pleasing image has been acheived then god help us.
Akg_ca: I would suggest getting an ISF certified calibrator. THX is a rather ridiculous specification as it's also a label that any manufacturer can throw on a product if it's even remotely capable. I've had all of my televisions calibrated by an independent IHF-certified technician and couldn't be happier with the results. It's real science, and not questionable at all.

Sorry to go OT. Plasma TVs historically run hot, there's no denying that. The originals used fans for cooling, but were too noisy. When they stopped using fans and tried convective cooling, the displays had less life, and the circuits suffered from potential heat damage and component lifting in some cases. Plasma TVs have been considered the best-performing displays in terms of black level and color reproduction. I would argue, however, that modern LED sets are approaching plasma TVs in performance. My calibrator told me that my Samsung LED had the best black levels he's seen outside of a plasma, and it was very close. LEDs are slim, cool, and preform very well.

The only potential drawback would be the back light. In a dark room, when a passage in a film goes black, you can see faint white light in some areas of the screen due to the edge light.

Two cents.
I currently own two Panasonic Plasma sets and have had zero issues with either set. My 42 inch is 6 years old and still going strong and my 54 inch is 2 years old and is THX certified, so far no issues with the newer set. We watch TV, movies, sports and the kids play games on it all the time.

I wouldn't own anything else but a Plasma.