Verdict Plasma TVs have become the flat-screen of choice for shoppers on a budget. The average 50" plasma costs roughly $800. (By comparison, deals on 52" LCDs have plateaued at $1,200.) Big box retailers like Fry's Electronics, Walmart, and Best Buy tend to offer the best deals on these TVs, with the most discounted brands coming from Samsung and Panasonic. Pricing on deals have ticked up recently, so if you see a 50" plasma for under $800, that would be the time to buy. Click to see the latest deals on all plasma TVs. Shipping prices (when applicable) were factored into the pricing in our data. This data is based on deals listed on dealnews.com, which represent low points, not averages. Louis Ramirez is dealnews' Features editor.