Published On: March 20, 2009

New Affordable Westinghouse 120 Hz 1080p LCDs Now Out

Published On: March 20, 2009

New Affordable Westinghouse 120 Hz 1080p LCDs Now Out

Looking to challenge Vizio as king of the budget TV, Westinghouse has introduced a new line of 120Hz-capable LCD HDTVs. The TX Series includes screen sizes of 37, 42, and 55 inches, and all three models offer 120Hz with MEMC for smoother motion.

Westinghouse_TX-55F350Z.gifWestinghouse Digital Electronics is making owning a high-end, large screen LCD HDTV more affordable than ever with the launch of its new TX Series of advanced 120Hz refresh rate 1080p LCD HDTVs. Available in 37", 42" and 55" class models, the new TX Series brings sophisticated and improved technology and viewing quality into the mainstream at industry-leading, affordable price points.

Westinghouse's new TX Series features a 120Hz frame rate, with state-of-the-art motion estimation/motion compensation technology, that refreshes picture images at twice the speed of standard 60Hz HDTVs. By doubling the frame rate, the TX Series rapidly refreshes screen images to provide added viewing clarity. The TX Series incorporates advanced technology that detects when screen images are moving quickly and inserts additional picture frames to ensure smooth, clear and sharp images with stunning viewing quality. Westinghouse is combining its 120Hz with video-processing features that smooth images and help to eliminate judder (a visual artifact that sometimes occurs when film is transferred to video. This can result in the appearance of jerky or stuttering camera movement).

Rey Roque, Vice President of Marketing at Westinghouse Digital Electronics, states, "LCD has clearly become the HDTV technology of choice for the majority of consumers in the U.S. Westinghouse is helping to bring high-end, advanced HDTVs to all consumers at the most affordable price points possible. The new TX Series provides large-screen viewing with an enhanced 120HZ refresh rate - at the best prices in the industry today."

TX Series -- 120Hz 1080p LCD HDTVs
Targeted for the consumer looking to achieve a true home cinema experience, the TX Series LCD HDTVs include the 37" TX-37F510Z the 42'' TX-42F970Z and the 55" TX-55F350Z. All models feature: A 120Hz refresh rate; 1920 x 1080 resolution; ATSC/NTSC/CATV/ClearQAM Tuner; blazing-fast response times; and a complete array of connectors. The TX series also includes 1080Pure• for 1080p resolution out of all HD connectors, including components and VGA.

The 37" TX-37510Z has a 5000:1 contrast ratio for full HD,500 nits brightness, 6.5 ms response time, 4 HDMI inputs, 2 YPbPr, 2 CVBS/S, 1 VGA, and 1 SPDIF. The 42" TX-42F970Z features a 4000:1 contrast ratio, 500 nits brightness, quick 4 ms response time, 4 HDMI inputs, 2 YPbPr, 2 CVBS/S, 1 VGA, and 1 SPDIF. The 55" TX-55F350Z offers a 5000:1 contrast ratio, 500 nit brightness, 6.5 ms response time, 3 HDMI inputs, 2 YPbPr, 2 CVBS/S, 1 VGA, and 1 SPDIF.

The 37" TX-37510Z ($TBD Estimated Retail Price) will be available in June/July 2009; the 42" TX-42F970Z ($TBD Estimated Retail Price) will be available in May/June2009; the 55" TX-55F350Z ($TBD Estimated Retail Price) will be available in May 2009.

47" Class 1080p LCD HDTVs
Westinghouse is also introducing a new large-screen 1080p LCD HDTV -- the 47" VK-47F140S. It provides 1920 x 1080 resolution; 1080Pure• for 1080p resolution out of all HD connectors, ATSC/NTSC/CATV/ClearQAM Tuner; and DayBright• panel technology for stunning daytime or nighttime viewing.

The 47" VK-47F140S offers a 4000:1 contrast ratio; 500 nits brightness; 6.5 ms response time and 3 HDMI input, 2 YPbPr, 2 CVBS/S, 1 VGA, and 1 SPDIF. The 47" VK-47F140S ($TBD Estimated Retail Price) will also be available in April 2009.

Subscribe To Home Theater Review

You'll automatically be entered in the HTR Sweepstakes, and get the hottest audio deals directly in your inbox.
When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Your support is greatly appreciated!
© JRW Publishing Company, 2020
magnifiercross linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram