updated 02:45 pm EST, Fri January 5, 2007
Vizio 60-inch plasma TV
Television specialists Vizio on Friday released the VM60P, the company's largest-ever plasma TV at 60 inches. Although capable only of a 720p native resolution, the new display accepts 1080p input and ships with four HDMI ports built-in -- an unprecedented figure that allows connecting several HD-ready devices at once without resorting to analog connections. The set also distinguishes itself through a unique, bronze-like bezel that the company hopes will draw attention away from the black and silver hues that dominate other sets. An ATSC digital TV tuner as well as component and RCA inputs are also expected.
As with yesterday's announcement of the 47-inch GV47L LCD, Vizio says it will challenge other manufacturers in part through pricing: the 60-inch plasma is due to ship soon for $2,999. [via Crave]