Not all LCDs are created equal. I can spot the difference between a Sharp Quattro and a Vizio from the other side of the Buy More, and it's mostly because of the black levels. It appears to me that the LCD sets with local dimming LED backlight arrays do better with blacks than most.
Image burn-in is what scared me away from plasma. Just one to three months of 24/7 operation pretty much wiped out the plasma screens at work (even with very aggressive screen savers, display rotation, random image offsets, etc.). We get six to ten years of 24/7 operation from LCDs, and it's mostly gradual fading of the fluorescent lamps that causes us to replace them.
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