• From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 11:23:32 -0400

I noticed at Circuit City that you can buy a 42" LCD 1080p set for about
$200 more than the equivalent 42" 720p LCD set, these days. And that the
720p 42" set costs the same as I paid for my 26" LCD 2.something years

I think it was Frank Eory who said, some time ago, that everything would
converge to 1080 just because it's the highest number. Looks like that's
exactly what's happening.

What next? Line doubling the 1080p?



April 25, 2007

Westinghouse adds large-screen 1080p HD LCDs

Top-tier LCD TV manufacturer intros new TX Series in 42", 47" and 52"
screen sizes with 1080Pure

New York, NY -- Westinghouse Digital Electronics, the fourth largest
manufacturer of LCD TVs in the U.S.*, raises the home theater bar with
an advanced new line of 1080p LCD HDTV's, the TX Series. Designed for
the consumer who wants to step up to the ultimate cinema experience and
the best in LCD technology, Westinghouse 1080p TX TVs are available in
42", 47" and 52" screen sizes.

The TX series TVs are the ideal centerpiece for any digital
entertainment system, whether in a home theater setting, living room or
large bedroom. Each matches an advanced array of HDTV features and
connectors with superior Westinghouse performance and technology. The
42", 47" and 52" TVs all provide: 1920 x 1080 progressive scan (1080p)
resolution, the highest standard available to consumers for HD digital
video display; an integrated ATSC/NTSC/ClearQAM Tuner; fast response
times; and a full suite of connectors, including: four HDMI, two
Component, Composite, S-Video and 1 VGA.

"Large screen LCD HDTVs are in greater demand then ever, and
Westinghouse's new TX series is the perfect choice for consumers who
want to upgrade to the distinctive timeless style and design of a
brushed aluminum bezel and all of the high-quality benefits of 1080p LCD
viewing," said Rey Roque, Vice President of Marketing at Westinghouse
Digital Electronics. "2007 will be a milestone year for LCD HDTV and
Westinghouse is poised to play a pivotal role." The TX TVs deliver
razor-sharp images with their Full Color Spectrum and High Contrast
Picture -- which creates deeper blacks and richer dark scene details by
dynamically matching the brightness of the TV backlight to that of the
on-screen image. The Advanced Calibration Menu allows the users to make
advanced adjustments to calibration settings including colorimertry and
the Preset Video Modes give users the ability to select from a menu of
customized viewing styles including movies, games and sports.

The TX series ATSC video processing platform utilizes a chip set that is
specifically optimized for high-definition viewing. This allows viewers
to watch high-definition content without the artifacts and noise
associated with several competitors' TVs.

The TX TVs incorporate the latest Westinghouse proprietary technologies
such as: 1080Pure offering 1080p resolution out of all HD connectors;
SpineDesign intelligent cable access; DayBright panel technology for
stunning daytime or nighttime viewing; and Autosource technology,
intelligent engineering that automatically turns the TV on and adjusts
it when an external source that is detected. The built-in stereo
speakers and subwoofer ensure a captivating sonic experience from richly
detailed musical passages to metal twisting car chases.

The TX series includes: the 42" TX-42F430S LCD HDTV (available May 2007;
MSRP $1,599); the 47" TX-47F430S LCD HDTV (available May 2007; MSRP
$1,799); and the 52" TX-52F480S LCD HDTV (Available September 2007; MSRP

Westinghouse Digital Electronics, one of the top four LCD TV
manufacturers in the U.S.*, provides consumers with a full line of
innovative LCD displays and other consumer electronics products,
delivering the latest digital content for the ultimate entertainment
experience. Westinghouse Digital's innovative and easy-to-use LCD-based
product line includes a complete family of 720p and 1080p LCD HDTVs and
HD 1080p monitors in a wide range of sizes and formats, HD Grade
computer standard and widescreen monitors, digital photo frames and its
new notebook/HDTV bundle. Westinghouse Digital is dedicated to providing
consumers with stylish, feature-rich and high-quality entertainment
devices to meet the needs of every household member. For more
information, please visit www.westinghousedigital.com.

* The NPD Group, Inc. " 2007 Sales Tracking Study Ending 2/24/07

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