HD Beat has the scoop on
an upcoming 42-inch plasma display from Hitachi that delivers a lot of features for its $2,500 price tag. The 42HDS69
accomplishes a native resolution of 1,080i through a rather strange pixel configuration of 1,024 x 1,080, sports such
viewing enhancements as an anti-reflective screen and ALiS pixel barrier minimization technology, and features three
each of component and HDMI inputs along with an optical audio out and CableCard support. No definitive release date has
been announced, but the 'Beat reports that we can expect to see this model in stores "soon."