Originally Posted by eddyjrsf
I recently purchased the incredibly low priced ($700) Westinghouse 55" at Target on an impulse and I can't find a dang thing online about it. I was hoping with it's huge markdown, others might have also purchased and some chatter might start.
For the moment, I don't have much to say about the picture quality because I've only watched an hour show on it. I did notice a major soap opera effect going on, which is new to me, and did a little research and think I know how to remedy that. I'm going to go out and get a calibration DVD and configure before I start posting but here are the specs for this HDTV.
Screen Size: 54.6 "
Video Resolution: HD - 1080p
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Display Features: Diagonal LCD Widescreen, High Resolution Panel, TFT LCD Screen, HD Display, Color Distinction, Closed Caption, TheaterWide®, Hi-Scan 1080i
Screen Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
Response Time: 6.5ms Response Time
Contrast Ratio: 4000:1
Tuner Type: ATSC/NTSC/QAM
HD Compatibility: HD-Built-In HDTV/ATSC Tuner
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
Audio Features: Full Range Speakers
Speaker Type: Down-Firing
Number of Speakers: 2
Number of HDMI Inputs: 4
Number of Component Inputs: 1
Number of Composite Inputs: 1
Output Types: Digital Audio, Headphone Jack
Dimensions with Stand: 33.6 " H x 52.0 " W x 13.6 " D
Dimensions without Stand: 31.1 " H x 52.0 " W x 4.5 " D
Weight: 72.78 Lb.
It's a huge upgrade from what I had for the last six years but I'm sure some of you pros would laugh at it but I guess I don't get the same paycheck as you do. ;-)
What I can speak to at the moment is heft and look of actual television.
*Pretty light, I carried it up three flights of stairs by myself
*It is a bit bulky but still thinner than my last tv and I know not all can be super extra slim, just not a major point for me.
*I'm glad it doesn't have 3D or internet ready. Those are the very last on my list because I don't like 3D and I have enough internet ready components to attach.
*The sound from the internal speakers is NOT the greatest but I'm going to do some more configuring to see if I can get the best sound out of it. If I didn't have a receiver I might return it, the sound is that bad.
*The remote is sluggish but I'll most likely just use my Tivo remote once I get the TV calibrated and won't need to access the menus regularly.
That's all I have for now, hope others chime in.