You'll Never Want to Turn Off this Street Fighter HDTV

Now, I love Street Fighter, and I love big ass TVs, but when my friend calls and is all "LOL, turn on Judge Mathis!" I don't want to wait eight seconds while the screen shows me a picture of Ryu.

But that's one of the core features of this Super Street Fighter IV-branded TV by Roundtable Concepts, the same firm that put out a Marvel Comics branded HDTV. The thing comes in 32-, 40-, 42- and 46-inch flavors.

A news release promises "your favorite Street Fighter characters and/or logo will be embellished on the bottom two corners of the frame," and "the Street Fighter character appearing on the casing is not the only place you will see the characters as the Street Fighter image will also appear on the screen for 8 seconds when you power it on."

I would hope that's a feature that may be enabled or disabled on a menu, but if so, what's the point of spending the extra whatever-it-costs to get this thing in the first place?

Finally, an Officially Licensed Street Fighter IV HDTV [Gizmodo]