No doubt in an effort to get everyone to stay indoors all summer, Costco is selling a 40-inch 1080p LCD TV for just $499 after a $100 instant discount that runs until July 5th. The TV is a Proscan brand with a 1920×1080 resolution, 2000:1 contrast ratio, 550 cd/m2 brightness, and three HDMI inputs.
You also get three component inputs, an S-Video input, two standard AV inputs, and there’s a VGA input for good measure. Shipping adds $30 but perhaps you’d be able to find this in your local store. Curiously, the product page states that the TV is great for “HDTV viewing (with an HD cable or satellite box)” which would seem to indicate that the included coax antenna input doesn’t do over the air HD.
That sounds like crazy-talk, though. Crazy-talk, I tell you. Costco has a generous 90-day return policy, though, and the warranty is automatically extended from one year to two. You can also get the same TV at Best Buy (although with just a one-year warranty) for the same price this week.
$499.99 after $100 OFF Proscan 40″ 1080p LCD HDTV [Costco.com]