CES 2009: Westinghouse

by: Dan -
Westinghouse Digital went a different route this year and set up shop at the prestigious Stirling Club Las Vegas at Turnberry Place across from the Las Vega Hilton. John and Sean went with me and we were able to check out the new LCD televisions and well as LCD PC monitors that Westinghouse had on display.

The first units we looked at were the new 120Hz LCD televisions that Westinghouse announced at the CES. The three 120Hz models will come in 55” (TX-55F350Z), 42” (TX-42F970Z) and 37” (TX-37F510Z) sizes and have full 1080p resolution. The 37” (June/July retail) will have 5000:1 contrast, 6.5ms response time and 4 HDMI inputs. The 42” (May/June retail) will drop to 4000:1 contrast, but increase to 4ms response time and four HDMI. The 55” (May retail) will decrease to three HDMI, have 5000:1 contrast and 6.5 ms response. All three looked really good and I imagine will be priced about 5-10% lower than similar sized TVs when they hit retail shelves.

One item that caught our (especially John’s) attention was the L2635HW monitor. It was one of the few PC monitors on display at the show that featured resolution of 1900x1200. In addition to being a 26” 16:10 aspect ratio LCD monitor, it has 1000:1 contrast ratio (5000:1 dynamic), 2ms refresh, 170 and 160 degree (H and V) viewing angles and both and HDMI and DVI inputs in addition to the normal VGA. A 24” version of the HW monitor was also on display, but dropped to 16:9 aspect with only 1920x1080 resolution. While the other specs are almost identical to the 2635HW, the L2427HW does include a second HDMI input. Both of these monitors are ideal for both PC gaming as well as use with HD Cable or satellite. The three of us were impressed with both the quality of still images as well as the smoothness of the video feed we saw. Both monitors are scheduled for a March 2009 retail release, but pricing was unavailable.

Other models we were unable to get a real close look at, but were introduced at the show were several 1080p LCD TVs (including the VK-40F580D DVD combo unit) due to retail between now and May, as well as several 720p smaller LCD TVs (37” and smaller) that are due to hit shelves between now and May/June.

Overall Westinghouse a solid lineup at the show and should continue to provide good HDTV’s at an affordable price for the 2009 model year. Look for GamingNexus to get a hold of the 26” PC monitor and one of the 1080p 120Hz TVs for testing later this year.  Check out the specs on all the new products along with some images after the jump:
Westinghouse Digital  -- CES 2009 Product Highlights --

120HZ 1080p LCD HDTV:

The new Westinghouse Digital lineup of 120HZ 1080p LCD HDTVs includes:

Mainstreaming 120Hz in 42” and 55” sizes

New Leading Price Points for 120Hz Motion Estimation/Motion Compensation

LCD is display-and-hold type technology à blurred images
By doubling the frame rate, it refreshes images to give added clarity
- Additional frames are interpolated based on motion vector

TX-37F510Z (37” 1080p 120HZ LCD HDTV)
Available June/July 2009; Estimated Retail Price: TBD
120 Hz and Motion Estimation/Motion Compensation
37” viewable HDTV
ATSC/NTSC/CATV/Clear QAM
1080p; 1920 x 1080 resolution
5000:1 contrast ratio
500 nits brightness
6.5 ms response time
4 HDMI, 2 YPbPr, 2 CVBS/S, 1 VGA, 1 SPDIF

TX-42F970Z (42” 1080p 120HZ LCD HDTV)
Available May/June 2009; Estimated Retail Price: TBD
120 Hz and Motion Estimation/Motion Compensation
42.0” viewable HDTV
ATSC/NTSC/CATV/Clear QAM
1080p; 1920 x 1080 resolution
4000:1 contrast ratio
500 nits brightness
4 ms Response Time
4 HDMI, 2 YPbPr, 2 CVBS/S, 1 VGA, 1 SPDIF

TX-55F350Z (55” 1080p 120HZ LCD HDTV)
Available May 2009; Estimated Retail Price: TBD
120 Hz Motion Estimation/ Motion Compensation
55.0” viewable HDTV
ATSC/NTSC/CATV/Clear QAM
1080p; 1920 x 1080 resolution
5000:1 contrast ratio
500 nits brightness
6.5 ms response time
3 HDMI, 2 YPbPr, 2 CVBS/S, 1 VGA, 1 SPDIF
1080p LCD HDTV:

PT-22F380S (21.6” 1080p LCD HDTV)
Available March 2009; Estimated Retail Price: TBD
21.6” viewable
1080p; 1920 x 1080 resolution
16 x 9 aspect ratio
ATSC/NTSC/CATV/Clear QAM
1000:1 contrast ratio
300 nits brightness
5 ms response time
1 HDMI, 1 YPbPr, 1 CVBS, 1 VGA

TX-42F450S (42” 1080p LCD HDTV)
Available April 2009; Estimated Retail Price: TBD
42.0” viewable HDTV
ATSC/NTSC/CATV/Clear QAM
1080p; 1920 x 1080 resolution
6000: 1 contrast ratio
400 nits brightness
6.5 ms response time
Autosource™ automatic source detection and switching
DayBright™ panel technology for stunning daytime or nighttime viewing
SpineDesign™ construction featuring side connectors for easy accessibility, with picture view technology through the USB port.
4 HDMI, 2 YPbPr, 2 CVBS/S, 1 VGA, 1 SPDIF

VK-47F140S (47” 1080p LCD HDTV)
Available April 2009; Estimated Retail Price: TBD
47.0” viewable HDTV
ATSC/NTSC/CATV/Clear QAM
1080p; 1920 x 1080 resolution
4000:1 contrast ratio
500 nits brightness
6.5 ms response time
DayBright™ panel technology for stunning daytime or nighttime viewing
3 HDMI, 2 YPbPr, 2 CVBS/S, 1 VGA, 1 SPDIF

LCD HDTV:

PT-19H340S (18.5” LCD HDTV)
Available March 2009; Estimated Retail Price: TBD
18.5” viewable HDTV
16 x 9 aspect ratio
ATSC/NTSC/CATV/Clear QAM
1366 x 768 resolution
800:1 contrast ratio
300 nits brightness
5 ms response time
1 HDMI, 1 YPbPr, 1 CVBS/S, 1 VGA

PT-22H340S (21.6” LCD HDTV)
Available February 2009; Estimated Retail Price: TBD
21.6” viewable HDTV
16 x 9 aspect ratio
ATSC/NTSC/CATV/Clear QAM
1366 x 768 resolution
800:1 contrast ratio
400 nits brightness
5 ms response time
1 HDMI, 1 YPbPr, 1 CVBS, 1 VGA, 1 SPDIF

SK-26H630S and SK-26H735S (26” LCD HDTV)
Available March 2009; Estimated Retail Price: TBD
26.0” viewable HDTV
ATSC/NTSC/CATV/Clear QAM
1366 x 768 resolution
800:1 contrast ratio
450 nits brightness
8 ms response time
2 HDMI, 2 YPbPr, 2 CVBS/S, 1 VGA, 1 SPDIF

SK-26H570D (26” LCD HDTV / DVD Player Combo Unit)
Currently Available Estimated Retail Price: $549
Front Slot Loading, Upconverting DVD Player
26.0” viewable HDTV Combo
ATSC/NTSC/CATV/Clear QAM
1366 x 768 resolution
800:1 contrast ratio
450 nits brightness
8 ms response time
2 HDMI, 2 YPbPr, 2 CVBS/S, 1 VGA, 1 SPDIF

SK-32H635S and SK-32H820S (32” LCD HDTV)
Available March 2009; Estimated Retail Price: TBD
32.0” viewable HDTV
ATSC/NTSC/CATV/Clear QAM
1366 x 768 resolution
2500:1 contrast ratio
450 nits brightness
6.5 ms response time
Multiple HDMI, 2 YPbPr, 2 CVBS/S, 1 VGA, 1 SPDIF

SK-32H570D (32” LCD HDTV / DVD Player Combo Unit)
Currently Available Estimated Retail Price: $649
Front Slot Loading, Upconverting DVD Player
32.0” viewable HDTV Combo
ATSC/NTSC/CATV/Clear QAM
1366 x 768 resolution
1200:1 contrast ratio
450 nits brightness
6.5 ms response time
2 HDMI, 2 YPbPr, 2 CVBS/S, 1 VGA, 1 SPDIF

SK-37H730S (37” LCD HDTV)
Available May/June 2009; Estimated Retail Price: TBD
37” viewable HDTV
ATSC/NTSC/CATV/Clear QAM
1366 x 768 resolution
2500:1 contrast ratio
450 nits brightness
6.5 ms response time
3 HDMI, 2 YPbPr, 2 CVBS/S, 1 VGA, 1 SPDIF


LCD Computer Monitors:

For 2009, Westinghouse Digital announces a full new product lineup of advanced LCD computer monitors. Offered in 19”, 20”, 22”, 24” and 26” screen size classes, the monitors are ideal for home or office applications.

The new Westinghouse Digital 2009 LCD computer monitor lineup features:

L2031NW (20” Class LCD Monitor)
Available: Second Half 2009; Estimated Street Price: TBD
20” TFT LCD monitor, 20.0” diagonal viewable
True HD 16:9 aspect ratio, 1600x900 resolution
0.277 x 0.277mm pixel pitch
High 1000:1 contrast ratio
250 nits brightness
Fast response time of 5ms
16.7 million true colors
Wide viewing angle: 170° H, 160° V
HDMI (HDCP), VGA and stereo audio inputs
Built-in stereo speakers: 1W x 2 - EPA Energy Star 4.1 Tier 2 compliant:
- Power consumption: <41 W
- RoHS Compliant

L2220HW (22” Class LCD Monitor)
Currently Available; Estimated Street Price: TBD
22” class TFT LCD monitor, 21.6” diagonal viewable
True Full HD 16:9 aspect ratio, 1920x1080 resolution
0.248 x 0.248mm pixel pitch
High 1000:1 contrast ratio
300 nits high brightness
Fast response time of 5ms
16.7 million true colors
Wide viewing angle: 170° H, 160° V
DVI-D (HDCP), VGA and stereo audio inputs
Built-in stereo speakers: 1W x 2
EPA Energy Star 4.1 Tier 2 compliant:
- Power consumption: <55W
- RoHS Compliant

L2427HW (24” Class LCD Monitor)
Available: March 2009; Estimated Street Price: TBD
24” class TFT LCD monitor, 23.6” diagonal viewable
True Full HD 16:9 aspect ratio, 1920x1080 resolution
0.2715 x 0.2715mm pixel pitch
High 1000:1 contrast ratio
300 nits high brightness
Fast response time of 2ms (gray to gray)
16.7 million true colors
Wide viewing angle: 170° H, 160° V
2 HDMI inputs with HDCP in addition to VGA and stereo audio
Built-in stereo speakers: 1.5W x 2
EPA Energy Star 4.1 Tier 2 compliant:
- Power consumption: <59W
- RoHS Compliant

L2635HW (26” Class LCD Monitor)
Available: March 2009; Estimated Street Price: TBD
26” class TFT LCD monitor, 25.5” diagonal viewable
16:10 aspect ratio, 1920x1200 resolution
0.287 x 0.287mm pixel pitch
High 1000:1 contrast ratio
5000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
300 nits high brightness
Fast response time of 2ms (gray to gray)
16.7 million true colors
Wide viewing angle: 170° H, 160° V
1 HDMI(HDCP), 1 DVI-D(HDCP), 1 VGA
Built-in stereo speakers: 1.5W x 2
EPA Energy Star 4.1 Tier 2 compliant:
- Power consumption: <65W
- RoHS Compliant
comments powered by Disqus