HDTV 'Stay-Cation': Cheaper Than Tankfuls of Gas

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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)