As published in Gaming NexusAug 30, 2010
LED tech is the latest wave in the HDTV market and has been established as the high-class benchmark for over a year now. LED TV’s are remarkably light, thin and energy efficient, but considering they employ the state-of-the-art technology, they’re typically much more expensive than standard LCD TVs or the diminishing plasma TVs on the market. As usual things get even more expensive when you get into the bigger screen sizes.
Westinghouse Digital is aiming to change that with the LD-4255, a TV built with top specs but offered at an affordable price. At 42″ the TV is more than adequate for any premium home theater setup, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and full 1080p capability. You have plenty of space to hook up your gadgets too–the LD has two HDMI ports to accommodate, say, both a PS3 and a 360 at the same time, a VGA jack to give your gaming PC an absurdly huge monitor, and even a good old composite input, just in case you feel the need to hook your Wii up to a TV that vastly outclasses it.
The kicker? The LD arrives mid-next month for $749. Definitely cheaper than many of the TVs in the same class and size, so the LD should be a great solution for someone on a budget who doesn’t want to settle for something smaller or of lesser quality.
The Westinghouse 42” 1080p LED
Is The Most Affordable LED HDTV In Its Class
The LD-4255 Features Top Of The Line Picture Quality
For The Ultimate Home Theater Experience
Orange, CA – Westinghouse Digital, one of the leading LCD TV manufacturers in the U.S, is making it possible for consumers to own the latest HDTV technology at a more affordable price than ever before. Westinghouse Digital is pleased to introduce the latest member of their brand new LED line, the 42” 1080p LD-4255. The latest release in the Westinghouse LED line combines top of the line picture quality, sleek design featuring a high-gloss black frame, complemented by understated red accents and industry-leading energy efficiency to set a new benchmark in LED HDTV value.
The 42” LD-4255 is ideal for the consumer looking to achieve a home theater experience in any room of the house. The set is only about 1.25 inches thick at the TV’s visible edges and features an edge-lit LED system that provides a remarkably vivid picture, thanks to a high contrast ratio and a 120Hz refresh rate. This outstanding gradient light ability results in extremely detailed color representation for a stunning picture. The LD-4255 features 1920 x 1080 resolution, 16×9 aspect ratio and has 2 HDMI, 1 Composite and 1 VGA/Component input and is easily wall mountable weighing a mere 30 pounds.
Rey Roque, Vice President of Marketing says, “We’re very excited about the arrival of the LD-4255. The brand new 42” 1080p combines the latest LED technologies with an attractive design and remarkable energy efficiency. The set’s high contrast ratios and quick refresh rate make the LD-4255 a great choice for the consumer looking to get a true home theater experience.”
Continuing with Westinghouse Digital’s tradition of industry-leading energy efficiency for its TVs, the new LD-4255 is also extremely eco-friendly. The 42” LD-4255 exceeds Energy Star 5.0 ratings, which are slated to go into effect in 2012. The LD-4255 only consumes about 80 watts of power– 30% lower than today’s most stringent Energy Star requirement. Even the LED line packaging process is eco-efficient. The product box is made of recycled materials, is recyclable and uses soy based ink.
Westinghouse Digital’s new 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.
The LD-4255 will be available at retail in mid-September with an estimated street price of $749.
About Westinghouse Digital
Westinghouse Digital is one of the leading LCD TV manufacturers in the U.S. The company offers a complete suite of innovative LED and LCD displays for the consumer market, as well as LCD-based consumer electronic products that deliver the latest digital content for the ultimate entertainment or commercial display experience. Westinghouse Digital’s award-winning consumer HDTV lineup includes a complete family of 720p and 1080p eco-friendly LED and LCD HDTVs and HD 1080p monitors in a wide range of sizes and formats. Westinghouse Digital has made a strong commitment to producing eco-friendly, energy-saving displays with their Greenvue and LED product lines which exceed Energy Star 5.0 and California Energy Commission (CEC) Tier 1 & 2 standards. The NPD Group reported in TWICE magazine that Westinghouse is in the top 10 for television sales from November 2009 through April 2010. For more information, please visit westinghousedigital.com.
Westinghouse offers top of the line LED TV at a bargain price,