Budget-maker Westinghouse is readying a new 42-inch LCD TV for sale at $700, reports Electronic House. The news might not deserve a lot of attention except the set comes at what's called "full HD," or 1080p resolution.
That means it would reproduce every pixel available from Blu-ray, which offers the best-looking playback for digital video. That also makes it a breakthrough price, with most 1080p sets still selling for $1,000 and up.
I've argued that most users won't see enough difference on a 42-inch set to justify the typical 1080p markup. At that size, regular HD at 720p looks just about as good. But with this Westinghouse set, there is no markup.
Now we can focus our debate on the merits of 120 Hz.