Who needs the great outdoors?
At least one TV manufacturer wants to encourage more Americans to stay home — sitting glued to their shiny new high-def TVs — instead of burning up multiple tanks of gas hovering at around $4 a gallon (or more).
"With gas prices at record highs, the best and most affordable vacation this season may be to just stay home and enjoy some great entertainment!" enthuses a media alert sent out today by Westinghouse Digital in pitching its family of HDTV sets.
Here’s the math from Westinghouse about how a "stay-cation" can provide more bang for your entertainment buck:
|Instead of Driving Roundtrip…||You Could Purchase a…|
|Washington, D.C., to Orlando, Fla. (1,645 miles)||16-inch portable LCD HDTV (MSRP $349)|
|New England to New Orleans (2,758 miles)||26-inch 720p LCD HDTV (MSRP $549)|
|New York to Los Angeles (5,552 miles)||42-inch 1080p LCD HDTV (MSRP $1199)|