LAS VEGAS-So apparently there's this new technology called LED? Has anyone heard of this? Doesn't really matter. The LED train is moving and moving fast. You're either on it or under it. At least that's what a PR rep said to to me today and I'm inclined to believe him.
Westinghouse's newest display lineup consists eight models ranging from 24-inch to 55-inch screen sizes. According to the company, each is about one-inch thick at the TV's visible edges. Also, the acrylic neck of each model's stand is illuminated with an understated red glow light.
According to Westinghouse all eight models meet or exceed Energy Star 4.0 ratings, which are scheduled to go into effect in the second quarter of 2010 and six out of the eight new models actually exceed Energy Star 5.0 ratings, which are slated to go into effect in 2012.
Westinghouse's flagship display is the 55-inch LD-55F970Z. The set includes a 1080p resolution and features a number of picture enhancements, including a 6ms response time, a 120Hz refresh rate, selectable color temperatures, 3D noise reduction and inverse 3:2 pulldown.
The display also includes three HDMI ports, which is kind of low for a modern HDTV. The 46-inch LD-46F970Z includes the same features in a smaller package.
The company's new 42-inch LD-4255VX is less than 1.5-inches thick and according to Westinghouse, consumes 80 watts of power at full output.
The also offers smaller options, including the 24-inch LD-2455VX. Also, in the lineup are two 26-inch LED models; the LD-2655VX, which features 720p resolution and the LD-2685VX, which provides a full 1080p. Likewise, the 32-inch models, LD-3255VX and LD-3285VX are 720p and 1080p performers, respectively.
The new Westinghouse LED HDTVs will be available April 2010 and prices are to be determined.