ViewSonic today introduced the 42-inch VPW450HD, the latest addition to its ultra-slim, HDTV-ready plasma product line. The display offers a native resolution of 1024×1024, supports all data sources and video signals including HDTV, Enhanced Definition Television (EDTV), and standard television. It has a contrast ratio of up to 1000:1, brightness level of up to 1000 cd/m2, and viewing angles of up to 160 degrees. Compatible with both Macs and PCs, the VPW450HD features DVI, S-Video, component and composite video connections, while integrated speakers provide virtual surround sound capabilities. A stand, remote control and carrying case are included and the lightweight display can be attached to a wall or a ceiling with an optional mounting kit. The VPW450HD will ship in July for US$4,999.