Microtek to sell flat panel TVs

New lines include plasma and LCD HDTVs

Cineon 50-inch CP50HA plasma Microtek

TVs galore this morning.

Microtek, known for its scanning and digital imaging technology, announced Wednesday that it was launching two television lines.

The Microtek line includes a 42-inch flat panel plasma television for $1,500 and a 50-inch version for $2,000. The Cineon line offers a 42-inch flat panel plasma for $1,600 and a 50-inch for $2,200.

On Friday, Microtek announced that it will be adding a 42-inch LCD HDTV to each of those new lines. The L42CX2A for $1,900 will be added to the Microtek line and the CL42HA for $2,000 will be added to its Cineon line.

Microtek 42-inch MHP1-HDI plasma Microtek

The two new 42-inch wide-screen LCD HDTVs both have 1080p at native resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, and will also scale video at 1080i, 480i, 480p and 720p.

As with the plasma versions, the Cineon line comes in a piano black finish, while the Microtek line television comes in brushed silver.

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