EPI plasma HDTV (AOC A42HD84). Available now for $1,799 SRP. This 42-inch set is designed for entrance areas, living rooms and home theaters. It includes analog NTSC and digital ATSC tuners and features 160-degree viewing angles, a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, 1024x768 resolution and built-in 10-watt speakers. Call (510) 770-9988 or visit www.epius.com.
Panasonic Oxyride Extreme Power battery. AA (ZR-6XA/4B) and AAA (ZR-03XA/4B) sizes available now for $4.99 (4-pack) SRP. Panasonics' new batteries are designed for the digital age, selling mostly to users of digital still cameras. In industry lab testing, the Oxyride batteries lasted twice as long as Panasonic's own Alkaline Plus batteries in digital cameras, allowing someone to take twice as many pictures. The Oxyrides, as well as all new Panasonic batteries, are sold in new consumer-friendly packaging. Call (800) 211-PANA or visit www.panasonic.com.
Velodyne Acoustics Subwoofer Management System (SMS-1). Available now for $749 SRP. The SMS-1 is a standalone unit that extends digital drive bass management capability to any subwoofer. An outboard processor in a one-inch-high chassis, it offers room correction and other subwoofer performance-enhancing tools. A remote control, calibrated high- precision microphone, mic stand and cables are included. Call (800) 835-6396 or visit www.velodyne.com.