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LED technology has inherent flaws, even with the upgrade to 4K resolution. So if you prefer better blacks, contrast, side angle viewing, and less motion blur, then I would keep your excellent Panasonic plasma as long as it is functioning. Or risk clouding, flashlighting, light bleed and various uniformity issues, along with a poor viewing angle and more motion blur.
Some LED black levels are now good, but too many other flaws. I looked at Best Buy at the Samsung JS8500 and 9000. Looked sleek and sexy, but too many inherent issues. Even an honest salesman who was supposed to push Samsung actually recommended the LG EC9300 1080p OLED as his top choice. And LG now has some 4K OLEDs slowly starting to become a bit more affordable.
So I would consider an OLED as the best replacement choice for plasma. Meanwhile, just add a Roku box or Amazon Fire to your Panasonic GT plasma and you have an upgraded Smart TV right there.