AS PUBLISHED IN NANOTECHNOLOGYMay 20, 2010
Westinghouse Digital, one of the leading LCD manufacturers in the U.S., today announced a stylish new lineup of advanced LED HDTVs that bring a top-shelf home entertainment experience at new popular price points. The new LED models combine sleek styling, extraordinary picture quality and industry-leading energy efficiency to set new benchmarks in HDTV value.
“We are very excited to launch our new LED HDTV line,” says Rey Roque, Vice President of Marketing. “Westinghouse Digital is committed to do our part to help the environment by producing a full line of energy-saving, eco-friendly HDTVs at a great price for the consumer. Our new LED HDTVs provide innovative slim and energy efficient design at a price that the average consumer can afford.”
The new LED lineup consists of eight models ranging from 24″ to 55″ screen sizes, each featuring sleek industrial design that makes the TV look as good when it’s off as when it’s on. Only about 1 inch thick at the TVs’ visible edges, the new models are designed with a high-gloss black frame, complemented by understated red accents for a graceful, modern look.
The new LED models are “statement” technology from Westinghouse, and all feature an edge-lit LED system that provides a remarkably vivid picture, thanks to high contrast ratios. This outstanding gradient light ability results in extremely detailed color representation for a bright and beautiful picture. Continuing with Westinghouse’s tradition of industry-leading energy efficiency for its TVs, the new LED models are eco-friendly. All eight models meet or exceed Energy Star 4.0 ratings, which are scheduled to go into effect in the 2nd 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. The majority of these Westinghouse’s LED HDTVs are two years ahead of the curve for energy conservation, in all U.S. states.
In fact, across the board energy efficiency is a hallmark of the new Westinghouse LED HDTVs. The two 32″ models; the LD-325 series, which features 720p resolution and the LD-328 series which provides a full 1080p experience, consume less energy than a 60 watt light bulb. Likewise, the 26″ models LD-265 series and LD-268 series are 720p and 1080p performers, respectively. For more compact applications, the lineup will offer the 24″ LD-245 series, which is perfect for the kitchen, bedroom or dorm rooms and thin enough to fit on virtually any shelf or tabletop. In addition, the new 42″ LD-425 series is less than 1.5″ thick and consumes just 80 watts of power at full output — 30% lower than today’s most stringent Energy Star requirement.
The Westinghouse lineup of advanced LED HDTVs also features the 55″ LD-55F970Z, a spectacular home theater TV sure to please the most demanding videophiles. In addition to full 1080p resolution, the set features a host of advanced picture enhancements, including a super-fast 6ms response time, a 120 Hz refresh rate, and judder removal for flicker-free performance even with fast moving sports and action films. Other noteworthy features include selectable color temperatures, 3D noise reduction and an Inverse 3:2 pulldown feature for optimized movie playback, as well as comprehensive connectivity options, including 3 HDMI ports. The same exciting performance and rich feature set of the 55″ LD-55F970Z is also available in a more compact 46″ screen size, the LD-46F970Z. Both high performance models meet Energy Star 4.0 requirements for power efficiency.
Most consumers will be surprised to find that using a lamp will actually consume more electricity than one of these new eco-friendly Westinghouse Digital LED HDTVs! The new Westinghouse Digital LED line uses less energy than a standard incandescent light bulb. The 24″ LD-245 series uses 15% less energy than a 40-watt light bulb, and the 26″ LD-265 series and LD-268 series use less energy than a 45-watt light bulb. The 32″ LED models use 10% less energy than a 60-watt light bulb. The 42″ LD-425 series LED set uses 20% less energy than a 100-watt bulb.
The LED lineup combines the styling of the highest-end HDTVs with the dramatic performance benefits of advanced LED picture technology, all at values that are comparable to conventional LCD TV price points.