Today, Mitsubishi unveils the first consumer HDTVs that are capable of displaying 1080p (progressive). Up until this point, consumer have only been able to purchase HDTVs that dispayed 1080i (interlaced).
"The first model available, a 52-inch wide-screen rear projection set at $3,699, will arrive in stores nationally in the next two weeks. A few specialty 1080p products have already hit the market, but this new set and Mitsubishi's other 62-inch and 73-inch models due in the coming weeks — starting at $4,200 and $5,500, respectively — are aimed at the mass market." source: USAToday