Small LCD HD TV Wars
In a smackdown of very small proportions, HANNspree and Westinghouse are battling for your dollars and shelf-space. Neither name is a heavy-hitter in the US television market, but they do have some interesting new products.
HANNspree just introduced the world's first 28-inch LCD TV with Full HD 1080p capability. The set has two HDMI ports, and a VGA port makes it easy to use as a computer monitor. It will set you back $499.99 - not bad for Full HD.
Looking for something just a touch cheaper? See what Westinghouse is introducing.
Westinghouse Digital (yup, same guys who made lightbulbs) is introducing a 26" LCD HDTV, but for only $429, also with two HDMI ports and a built-in tuner. What's the difference? This one is only 1080i, not 1080p.
Sure, there are plenty of differences between these models, but on a small screen, let us know if you think you can see the difference between 1080i and 1080p. —Leslie Shapiro