When you think of comparing plasma to dlp technology you should really compare main aspect: picture quality.
The contrast by definition is measurement of black depending of white amount. The plasma is a step ahead this time. The boast of this in plasma technology is truly remarkable and itís possible to heard about ratios like 4000 to 1.But not all manufactures can accomplish this level of quality and main ration is only 1000 to 1.The dlp is a relative new technology on market so itís not really fair to compare with plasma but some of big manufacturers came close to standard ration 1000:1.
The clarity is measured by amount of lines and looking at clean edge around picture. So again dlp television compared to plasma is very difficult on this topic because both technologies have great reviews regarding clarity. The plasma achieves this by conversion and processing and dlp have made this possible using best clean mirror technology.
The brightness makes dlp set to take a step ahead competition. The viewing angle in dlp is very big. The final product has really no component that can burn, perhaps only easily replaceable lamp. The advantage plasma may have at this chapter is fact that brightness doesnít affect color richness as it this case with most of dlp.
Both technologies are incredible and difference between two is equal in final product. Both have a little advantage in some areas and some disadvantages. In end itís up to you and of course price will affect your decision a lot.