Westinghouse probably won't sound like an unfamiliar name for those who have shopped televisions in recent years. They're generally considered a higher-end bargain brand, with reliable sets and reliable quality. And now, they're turning to 3D in order to keep with the times. As more and more TV makers push out 3DTVs in order to hop onboard the bandwagon before it passes us all by, Westinghouse
is introducing their first 3DTV this week. The company's 47" W47S2TCD is a passive 3D set, priced at just $1199. That's not bad in the 3D landscape, and the passive panel means that you won't have any batteries to charge in your 3D glasses.
The set features a native 1080p resolution and features options like 3D noise reduction, inverse 3:2 pulldown for film-based content, three-way selectable color temperature and DayBright, making it perfect for daytime or nighttime viewing. Better still, this unit ships with four pairs of glasses, far surpassing the one or two that usually ship with rival 3DTVs. The company's also showcasing a number of advanced 2D sets this week, all of which are detailed in the press release below. So, now that Vizio and Westinghouse are going 3D...what company is left?
Westinghouse to Debut Ultra-Affordable 3D HDTV at CE Week
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Orange, CA -- Westinghouse Digital, one of the leading HDTV manufacturers in the U.S., will soon make owning a 3D HDTV more affordable than ever. Westinghouse is pleased to announce the launch of its first 3D offering, the 47" W47S2TCD at an MSRP of $1199. The brand new 47" 3D LCD HDTV is the latest addition to Westinghouse's ultra-affordable HDTV line of nearly 50 models in a range of sizes from 22" to 60". In addition to Westinghouse's brand new 3D TV, the company will be showing a host of new LED and LCD models during CE Week in New York City, including the connected 46" WC-4625T LED HDTV. Westinghouse's extensive line can be found at retailers like Best Buy, Costco, and Target. The latest additions to the lineup will be on exhibit at Booth D2 at the 2011 CEA Line Shows from June 22-23 at 7 West 34th Street.
Westinghouse's first offering in the 3D HDTV sector will give many consumers the chance to own a piece of the latest HDTV technology at a very reasonable price. The 47" W47S2TCD, is a passive 3D LCD that features 1080p full HD resolution and a super fast six ms response time. The set features options like 3D noise reduction, inverse 3:2 pulldown for film-based content, three-way selectable color temperature and DayBright, making it perfect for daytime or nighttime viewing. The 47" W47S2TCD contains no lead and is ROHS compliant. The W47S2TCD ships with four pairs of glasses.
"We're thrilled to announce our first 3D HDTV," says Rey Roque, Vice President of Marketing at Westinghouse Digital. "Westinghouse can now truly fulfill the needs of every consumer, with sets ranging from 22" to 60" in both LED and LCD, and the addition of our first 3D HDTV and connected HDTV."
Westinghouse's connected 46" WC-4625T offers LAN media streaming and features apps like Netflix and Vudu. The Full HD 1080p LED boasts a 120 Hz refresh rate and speedy 6.5 ms response time resulting in theater-worthy video. Audio chip by Yamaha Corp. creates a rich audio experience by equalizing sound from the thin flat panel cabinet, which dramatically improves low frequency response, enhances dialogue clarity and provides 3D surround sound. The set is spearheaded by options like 3D noise reduction, inverse 3:2 pulldown for film-based content and three-way selectable color temperature.
The new 60" VR-6025Z is a 1080p Full HD LCD powerhouse that features a 120Hz refresh rate with MEMC (motion estimation/motion compression) to ensure smooth images by reducing judder and blur. Their impressive screen can fill even the largest rooms with bright, crisp and beautifully detailed images that can make the most of today's high-definition sources. The set features ample connectivity, including 3 HDMI inputs. The set also features a host of picture enhancements, including 3D noise reduction, inverse 3:2 pull down for flicker-free movies, three-way selectable color temperature and super quick response times for fast-moving sports.
The energy-efficient 42" LD-4258 and 40" LD-4070Z LED HDTVs are ideal for the consumer looking to achieve a home theater experience in any room of the house. Both sets are edge-lit LED, providing a dazzling picture, thanks to high contrast ratios and 120Hz refresh rates. This outstanding gradient light ability results in extremely detailed color representation for a stunning picture. The LD-4258 and LD-4070Z both feature a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 16x9 aspect ratio and both have full connectivity with HDMI and legacy inputs. Both sets use 20% less energy than a 100 watt light bulb and have earned the Energy Star.
The brand new 24" LD-2480 LED HDTV is ideal for dorm life, or smaller rooms in the home such as the kitchen or office, and for convenient portable viewing at tailgating parties, or backyard entertaining. The set is only 1" thick at its visible edge and weighs an ultra-light 6 lbs with stand. The display features 1920 x 1080 resolution, 16x9 aspect ratio and has 2 HDMI, 1 Component and 1 VGA input. The 24" LD-2480 uses 10% less energy than a 60 watt light bulb and has earned the Energy Star.