Westinghouse's new LVM-42W2 is one of the first LCD monitors larger than 40 inches to support full 1080p high-def resolution. Its estimated $2,799 price tag is stunningly low for such a large LCD--let alone one with full 1080p resolution--and means that LCD is finally becoming price competitive with like-size plasma panels. And with some of the new 1080p video sources such as Blu-ray players slated to hit in 2006 and beyond, having the best-of-the-best HD resolution will finally begin to have more of a practical application than its current, more theoretical benefit.
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