Westinghouse Introduces LCD HDTVs with SpineDesign
Dec 29, 2005
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Consumer electronics maker Westinghouse Digital Electronics announced its new LCD HDTVs, models LTV-27w6HD and LTV-32w3HD, are the first to offer the company's SpineDesign(TM), and integrated ATSC and NTSC tuners to display over-the-air high-definition digital signals and standard definition analog signals.

According to the company, the Westinghouse SpineDesign offers easy access from both sides of the TV "spine" for all of the video source connections offered, including DVD players, personal computers, gaming consoles, satellite and cable boxes, Windows Media Center Edition and more, eliminating cable clutter and keeping cables from view.

SpineDesign also incorporates a single board to shorten the signal path from video sources to the panel for outstanding picture quality. Westinghouse said the models are enhanced by advanced 10-bit video processing to minimize artifacts for crisp images.

In addition, Westinghouse said the integrated ATSC and NTSC tuners enable both high-definition and standard analog channels to be combined into a single list for the ultimate in convenient viewing, eliminating the need to switch inputs between HD and standard television stations.

The HDTVs also offer an input label function, which enables users to identify their input connectors for easy switching between video sources, and the remote control also features three programmable keys for fast access to favorite channels.

The LTV-27w6HD and LTV-32w3HD feature a black chassis with silver trim and a thin, wall-mountable frame with a detachable pedestal. The units, which feature a 16:9-wide aspect ratio, measure 4.4 inches deep and weigh about 30 pounds, TVs can mount onto a wall.

The 27-inch and 32-inch models feature a native resolution of 1366 by 768 with more than 1 million pixels and are available at estimated retail prices of U.S. $1,000 for the LTV-27w6HD and $1,299 for the LTV-32w3HD.

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