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)