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Old 10-02-06, 04:20 PM
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Any reviews on Westinghouse LCDs?

I see Cnet reviews and they were bad, while the consumer reviews were good. No reviews on Audio Review.

Best buy has the 32" LCD for $799.99 right now. That's right in the price range I'm looking for a bedroom tv. It will get about a 50/50 split of HD and SD watching.
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Old 10-02-06, 04:29 PM
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check out avsforums.com Def. Plenty of Westy-centric review threads. From what I've glanced at, they aren't too shabby.
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Just bought a 37" Westinghouse LCD on Friday...I love it.
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Yeah. Every consumer review seems to be positive. The only "professional" and I use that term lightly, seems to be negative.

I may just jump on it since it's such a great deal.
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Yeah. Every consumer review seems to be positive. The only "professional" and I use that term lightly, seems to be negative.

I may just jump on it since it's such a great deal.
I think the most common complaint is that it doesn't do blacks very well (what LCD does?) and suffers slight ghosting. Seems pretty solid otherwise.
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I've had my 42" for over 2 months and I love it. Yes the blacks aren't great and yes it suffers from the lockup issue since I haven't got a serviceman out to the house yet (any day now).
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my old roommate bought the 42" (1080p) and i wasn't too impressed with it after 3-4 months.

the black levels were not all that great, which is what stood out the most. however, it looked phenomanal as a computer monitor!!
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Old 10-02-06, 07:31 PM
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I've been reading up on them and the general feeling is:

"Good quality (not great), Good Picture (not great), Excellent value (based on price)".

I actually have been looking at the 47" 720p model, but at $1,800, roughly it does not seem the value of the smaller 1080p models. Tho still very good deal compared to the other "top level" brands.
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Originally Posted by Deftones
I see Cnet reviews and they were bad, while the consumer reviews were good. No reviews on Audio Review.

Best buy has the 32" LCD for $799.99 right now. That's right in the price range I'm looking for a bedroom tv. It will get about a 50/50 split of HD and SD watching.

It seems that the non-1080p versions are generally rated "Good", while the 1080p ones are "Very Good".

http://review.zdnet.com/Westinghouse...-31565929.html
http://reviews.cnet.com/Westinghouse...8.html?tag=txt
http://review.zdnet.com/Westinghouse...1386643-2.html
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I have the 42" 1080p model, and its fantastic.
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Old 10-03-06, 01:43 PM
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This is the one I'm looking at: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1134703181778

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Old 10-03-06, 03:15 PM
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Well, I bought it today. BB had an open box discounted and I got a $75 gc on top of that. I'll try it out this week, and if it sucks, I'll take it back and get something else before the sale is off.
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Old 10-03-06, 03:16 PM
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I just got a different model Westinghouse in that size. I don't have much to compare it to, but I've been impressed by everything for the price.
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Originally Posted by Sdallnct
I've been reading up on them and the general feeling is:

"Good quality (not great), Good Picture (not great), Excellent value (based on price)".
You've summed it up very nicely, that's just about as to the point as it gets, good for the price.
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Old 10-07-06, 06:25 PM
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I've had the 32" for a while. It's pretty decent out of the box, but grab one of your DVD's that has THX setup on it (like the Incredibles) and you'll be able to tweak it really nicely.
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I have the 27" version of the one you got. I love it. No complaints.
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Old 10-08-06, 11:58 PM
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I have the 27" version of the one you got. I love it. No complaints.
same here, I got the 27" version for my bedroom. No complaints from me so far. No lockups or issues to be found.
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I have had the 37" 1080p model for about a month now and I love it. I have a Sony upconverting played and my 360 hooked up too it and they both look great... much better then my last tv, a Samsung Slimfit HD CRT.
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Old 10-30-06, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Deftones
Well, I bought it today. BB had an open box discounted and I got a $75 gc on top of that. I'll try it out this week, and if it sucks, I'll take it back and get something else before the sale is off.
FYI, this model is on sale this week for 699. Pricematch?

Also, does anyone know if this model supports QAM?
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Old 10-30-06, 08:19 PM
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Westinghouse LVM-47w1 47-inch 1080p LCD Monitor

http://www.audioholics.com/productre...LVM-47w1p1.php
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Old 10-30-06, 08:34 PM
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some other models reviewed at audioholics (they know their shit, too)
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Old 10-31-06, 02:59 PM
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I just purchased the 32w6 today. I had been in the market, decided not to, but in the end couldn't pass up $615+tax when using reward zone 12% that can be found online. To answer my own question ... this model does have QAM ... it picked up about 8 channels of HD over my standard cable connection.
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Old 10-31-06, 04:51 PM
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Does the 32w6 have DVI? Or can you use a DVI to HDMI adaptor? I want to be able to use a 360/computer monitor.
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Old 10-31-06, 05:21 PM
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Does the 32w6 have DVI? Or can you use a DVI to HDMI adaptor? I want to be able to use a 360/computer monitor.
It has an HDMI input as well as a VGA input.
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Old 10-31-06, 06:25 PM
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I have an older model I purchased last year, it does not have the HDMI only DVI. For the price I paid I can't complain and my x-box 360 looks great on it. I have had some issues, but nothing major.
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