It might look a bit small if you compare it with the 50-inch big boys, but Apex's 42-inch PL 42HD12W plasma display can hold its own in the category and has a wallet-friendly price. The wall-mountable PL 42HD12W's case is 53 inches wide by 28.5 tall by only 4 thick, and it supports 480p, 720p, and 1080i material. Inside, you'll find a digital comb filter and deinterlacing with 3:2-pulldown detection. On the outside, there's one DVI input and one RGB input, as well as inputs for component, S-video, and composite video and outputs for computer audio and standard speakers. It's a nice overall package that covers all of the bases for $3,999.
The folks at FOCUS Enhancements deserve to take a bow for their new CenterStage line of high-definition video processors. The base model, the $995 CenterStage CS-HD (shown here), upscales interlaced or progressive standard-definition analog signals to HDTV resolutions. The next step up, the CenterStage CS-1 ($1,995), lets you download resolutions so that you can set it to your fixed-pixel display's native resolution. Finally, the $2,459 CenterStage CS-2 also has DVI/HDCP inputs and outputs and an optional SDI input. With a processor for every budget and every display possibility, no one should have to go without HDTV, thanks to FOCUS Enhancements.