CEDIA is right around the corner (September 14-17) and companies just can't wait to announce their new AV products. Proton has released the deets of their newest 42- and 47-inch 1080p LCDs just a bit early and let us tell you, we are going to look for these at the expo for sure. Their specs are rather nice with a 1,200:1 contrast ratio, a brightness of 500 nits, and a 6.5 millisecond response time. These sets might not come from a major player in the LCD industry, but don't rule it out as a quality product. Who would have guessed that Westinghouse would be considered a quality TV a few years ago? There isn't any announced price or availability yet, but we are sure that info will become available soon. Once we get an update on these Purtiti LCDs, we will pass it onto you.
UPDATE - It turns out that they did indicate via the press release the the 47- and 42-inch sets are currently available for $3,999 and $2,499.