Plasma For the People Gateway 42-Inch Plasma TV Under $3,000 
Home Theater News Plasma HDTV News
Written by Jessica Amen   
Wednesday, 20 November 2002

When plasma TVs first appeared on the market five years ago, they were anything but affordable to the mainstream AV consumer at $20,000 and higher. But as plasmas popularity increased and companies competed to build a more affordable plasma TV, the prices have been dropping exponentially. Most 42 inch plasmas are priced between $4,500 - $8,000 in late 2002.

PC maker Gateway shocked the visual market on November 1 2002 with the release of their new plasma TV at a market price of $2,999. It is the first TV they have manufactured in years and they have truly targeted a wider audience of consumers with this more affordable plasma set.

With a 42-inch, 16:9 screen, 852 x 480 resolution and internal stereo amplified speakers this plasma is thin enough to hang on nearly every wall. The Gateway 42-inch plasma comes with a one year limited parts, labor and support warranty and is in Gateway stores and online now.

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