The Tabletop Big-Screen TV

Television: A 15 percent smaller 42-inch widescreen HD-ready TV

Illustration by Jason Lee

By shifting the angle of the interior rear-projection system, Mitsubishi has cut the size of its 42-inch widescreen HD-ready TV
by 15 percent. Bypassing expensive LCD, DLP, and plasma technologies, Mitsubishi used CRTs, standing them vertically instead of at an angle in its WS-42311 model. The approach creates a svelte 39- by 25- by 31-inch form. Price: $2,199.