Archos Video AV140. Available now for $449 SRP. Combining data, video and audio applications, the AV140 can store MP3 audio files, digital still images, data files and MPEG4 video on a built-in, 40-GB hard drive. Images and video can be viewed on a small color LCD screen, or via an RCA connection to a television or monitor. It uses USB 2.0 to connect to PCs for file transfer.
Call (949) 609-1400 or visit www.archos.com.
Apex Digital PL 42HD12W plasma display panel. Available second quarter for $3,999 MSRP. This 42-inch, 16:9 widescreen plasma is a 1,024x1,024 display. This 16.7 million color display boasts a 550:1 contrast ratio, color temperature adjustments, picture-in-picture and PIP swap, digital comb filter and anti-alias filter and video de-interlacing with 3:2 pulldown. It supports 480i, 480p, 720p and 1,080i inputs. DVI and RGB/VGA inputs are included.