Prices of HD plasmas are coming down, but let's face it, folks: Those prices are still too high for a lot of us. Looking for a solution that'll offer you a great picture, a slim, attractive design, and a price that won't put you in the poor house? Give Fujitsu's P42VHA40US Plasmavision display a look. This 42-inch-diagonal EDTV has a native resolution of 852 by 480, a 4000:1 contrast ratio, and a range of input options, including S-video, component video, and HDMI. This model also debuts Fujitsu's Advanced Video Movement-II digital video processor. The P42VHA40US retails for $3,999, and Fujitsu offers optional accessories, such as a desktop stand, a wall-mount bracket, and speakers at an additional charge.
In the market for an HTIB system? Get out and audition Sherwood's Hollywood at Home package, which combines solid features, beautiful design, and a price you can live with. The four-piece Hollywood at Home VR-670 system consists of a DVD console, a pair of two-way satellite speakers, and a powered subwoofer. The console offers CD and DVD playback with progressive-scan output capability, built-in decoding for DTS and Dolby Digital, and inputs and outputs for two additional sources. The sweeping design looks great paired with a plasma and is available in matte black or the high-gloss silver finish shown here. The VR-670 retails for $400.