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You gotta love value, and V Inc.'s offering of a 46-inch plasma display for only $3,999 represents a value indeed. The Visio P4 display has a native resolution of 852:480, and it's compatible with 480p, 720p, and 1080i HD formats. It comes with an integrated 181-channel NTSC/PAL tuner, an attractive stand, and a fanless cooling system, which should provide you with nice, quiet viewing. The Visio P4 offers a good compliment of video inputs, including RGB, component, S-video, and composite, as well as a DVI connection. You'll also enjoy this 16:9 plasma's motion-adaptive deinterlacing, 3:2-pulldown recognition, and four adjustable aspect ratios. There's not much that the Visio P4 doesn't have on board, except, of course, a hefty price tag.
V Inc.
(714) 962-4848

Artech's Sonus System is a line of great-looking A/V racks and stands that are designed and manufactured in England. The Elite five-tier rack shown here is based on a rigid, welded-steel frame with fixed-position internal shelves. To improve your components' performance, neoprene pads isolate the frame from each 0.31-inch, beveled, tempered-glass shelf. The Elite 5 measures 24.375 inches wide by 17.125 deep by 36.187 high, and it comes with adjustable spikes, round feet, and castors. You can get the Elite 5 in a lacquered-silver or piano-black finish, and blue, graphite, or white glass is available at an extra cost. The five-tier Elite 5 costs $799, and a two-tier version, the Elite 2 is $599.
(514) 631-6448