Westinghouse 42" Monitor/TV

Westinghouse 42" TV for the bedroom (LVM-42W2). This was an early 1920x1080 Monitor that would actually do full resolution via VGA or DVI port. It doesn't have a tuner so the Samsung was picked.

With full 1920 by 1080-pixel resolution, plus the ability to accept 1080p signals, this 42" LCD is more "HDTV-ready" than nearly any other flat-panel set you can buy. The 1080p design of the Westinghouse LVM-42w2 allows it to show every detail of a 1080i HDTV broadcast without reducing picture clarity. And 1080p-compatible inputs put you in the driver's seat for the new high-definition disc formats: HD DVD and Blu-ray.

Highlights:

  • HDTV monitor (no built-in TV tuner of any type)
  • 42" flat-panel LCD screen (measured diagonally)
  • 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • ultra-fast pixel response time (8 milliseconds)
  • 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 176°(H) x 176°(V) viewing angle
  • Picture-in-Picture for 2 video sources (inset)
  • built-in stereo speakers (10 watts x 2, plus a 10-watt woofer)
  • remote control
  • 6 A/V inputs, including:
  • 1 composite video
  • 1 S-video
  • 2 component video (accepts 1080i/720p/480p/480i signals)
  • 2 DVI digital video inputs (accepts signals up to 1080p)
  • 1 HDMI digital audio/video input (accepts signals up to 1080p)
  • PC input: analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin — accepts signals up to 1080p)
  • detachable stand (stand "footprint" is 24-7/8"W x 8-7/8"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 41-1/4"W x 25-3/4"H x 4-7/8"D (28-5/16"H x 8-7/8"D on stand)
  • weight: 52 lbs. (without stand)

This display is a monitor only — there is no built-in tuner of any type. For standard broadcasts, one easy solution is to make use of the TV tuner built into your VCR. To receive high-definition signals, connect a separate HDTV tuner. The set's "jack pack" includes composite, S-video, and HD-compatible component video inputs. You also get one HDMI and two DVI digital video inputs for use with compatible HD tuners and DVRs, as well as "upconverting" DVD players. Even the PC input can accept signals up to 1080p.

A powerful built-in "scaler" converts all incoming video signals to match the LCD panel's 1080p native resolution. Sound quality is quite good, also, thanks to a built-in 3-speaker system. Whether you're enjoying a DVD movie or studying a computer spreadsheet, the LVM-42w2 displays everything with startling clarity and detail.