Westinghouse LD-4655VX LED LCD HDTV Reviewed

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Westinghouse LD-4655VX LED LCD HDTV Reviewed

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Westinghouse_LD-4655VX_LED_HDTV_review_angled.jpgHigh Points
• The LD-4655VX's edge-lit LED design allows for energy efficiency and a fairly slim cabinet.
• The TV has a 120Hz refresh rate to reduce motion blur.
• LCDs can be very bright, which makes them a good choice for a well-lit viewing environment.
• Westinghouse uses environmentally conscious packaging.
• The LD-4655VX is a good value.

Low Points
• Edge-lit LED-based LCD TVs can suffer from brightness-uniformity issues, and this model lacks local dimming to more precisely adjust the LED lighting to improve black level and uniformity.
• LCD viewing angles are not as good you'll find with a plasma TV.
• The LD-4655VX does not include a Web platform, network connectivity, or media-friendly USB/SD ports
• Connections and picture adjustments are limited. There are only two HDMI inputs and no component video input.
• This is not a 3D-capable TV.
• The TV lacks an IR or RS-232 port.

Competition and Comparison
Compare the Westinghouse LD-4655VX with its competition by reading the reviews for the Sony KDL-40EX620, Philips 46PFL7505D/F7, and Dynex DX-46L260A12. Learn more about LED-based LCD TVs by visiting our LED HDTV section.

Conclusion
With a street price around $650, the LD-4655VX is a very good value for a 46-inch, 1080p HDTV that offers edge LED lighting and a 120Hz refresh rate. Yes, the LD-4655VX is lean in features, but that's to be expected at this price point. The only real area of concern is its connection panel. With only two HDMI inputs and no component video, you're limited to two HD-capable sources (plus a computer via VGA). If all you've got are a cable/satellite box and a Blu-ray player, then you're fine. Add anything else, though, and you're going to need to invest in an external switcher, which adds to the bottom line. With that limitation in mind, the LD-4655VX makes a lot of sense as a second-room TV, perhaps for a family room or bedroom where you may not connect as many sources.

Additional Resources
• Read more LED HDTV reviews from the staff at Home Theater Review.
• Find Blu-ray players in our Blu-ray Player Review section.
• Learn more about HDTVs at HDTVetc.com.
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HTR Product Rating for Westinghouse LD-4655VX LED LCD HDTV

Criteria Rating

Performance

3.5

Value

4.5

Overall

4

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