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I emailed Westinghouse today in regards to their de- interlacing.
This is part of their response:

“ However you can rest assure that the specific chip used to perform 1080i de-interlace is a world-class solution and has motion adaptive 3D processing.
For your reference, the solution in 42w and 47w is Genesis.â€
Too bad no 50inch, but 47 will do nicly..

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I emailed Westinghouse today in regards to their de- interlacing.
This is part of their response:

“ However you can rest assure that the specific chip used to perform 1080i de-interlace is a world-class solution and has motion adaptive 3D processing.
For your reference, the solution in 42w and 47w is Genesis.â€
Does that translate into weaving capability for 1080i material?
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Does that translate into weaving capability for 1080i material?
That translates into "I'm not going to give you a straight answer on this, so let me blow smoke up your @$$" :D
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Does that translate into weaving capability for 1080i material?
It translates to: "The same as the LVM-37w1, which is already known to properly de-interlace and map 1080i." :cool:

Westinghouse and Genesis issued a joint press release in december announcing an across-the-board commitment.

Plus, Westinghouse has been making a lot of noise about their modular approach to display-building where the electronics stay (more-or-less) constant and the panel changes. Unless you hear otherwise (like the HDMI port) its probably simplest to think of the 42"- and 47"-inchers as scaled-up LVM-37w1's and work from there.

So expect the OSD and PIP, among other things, to be at least equivalent to the older model's.
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I think I could live with that. I don't see how they could regress in terms of scaling, but I guess it has happened before with other manufacturers. ;)
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It translates to: "The same as the LVM-37w1, which is already known to properly de-interlace and map 1080i." :cool:

So expect the OSD and PIP, among other things, to be at least equivalent to the older model's.
From the review I read, the 37" did properly de-interlace, as you said...where some of the big name brands, didn't.

I know one thing is different about the OSD, you can turn that LED off now, if the instruction manual is correct...
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J&R is now listing the Westinghouse 42" for pre-order. No info on availability.
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dudes, this monitor seems to have everything.

and by everything i mean:

-excelent price
-excelent size
-good PQ
-1080p


:D

i have the money but im buying a car soon, so , maybe in 6 months with an even lower price and lots of reviews and tweaks i will be mine!!!

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Wow, this is getting interresting! Indeed, I agree with EL_RIEL's "must haves' list :)

The 47 incher looks like a perfect solution for me... now I just have to figure out a way to get one into Canada without paying much more...
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Don't forget 2 DVI inputs and 1 HDMI input. All 3 accept 1080p signals.
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Syntax told me release is early part of 2nd quarter.
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The deinterlacer on the 47inch and the 42inch Westy is very good, but not great.The syntax 42inch set uses a better deinterlacer/ processor called the HQV realta. Also the syntax set uses LG glass.
The more I think about the Syntax Signature's excellent 1600:1 contrast ratio, the HQV Realta video processor, and the LG glass the more tempted I am to wait for its April release. The Syntax's 1600:1 CR in a dark room should make a favorable comparison with the Westy's 1000:1 CR. I still haven't read whether the Syntax accepts 1080P over HDMI or whether it weaves a 1080i signal. Those are critical pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that will turn me toward or away from the 42" Syntax Signature.
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The Sharp LC-37D90U is now tempting me more than the Westy LVM-42w2. The Sharp is only a 37 inch but people who were at CES seemed quite impressed by its PQ (at least in a brightly lit room). The Sharp's CR of 1200:1 should be fairly good in a dark room and its 6 msec refresh time should all but eliminate ghosting. I felt especially tempted to go with the Sharp after I read this post:
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I liked the new Sharp 37 inch at CES. I was told feb-march time frame,msrp is $3200.Also it is 1080p. Model is LC-37D90U.Also was told that it takes 1080p on hdmi input.
If the release date is in the Feb/Mar time frame that's only an extra month to wait which isn't much in the bigger picture.


The other thing that tempts me is the Syntax Signature's excellent 1600:1 contrast ratio, the HQV Realta video processor, and the LG glass.

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The deinterlacer on the 47inch and the 42inch Westy is very good, but not great.The syntax 42inch set uses a better deinterlacer/ processor called the HQV realta. Also the syntax set uses LG glass.
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Syntax told me release is early part of 2nd quarter.
The Syntax's 1600:1 CR in a dark room should make a favorable comparison with the Westy's 1000:1 CR.

I still haven't read whether the Syntax accepts 1080P over HDMI or whether the Syntax or the Sharp weaves a 1080i signal. Those are critical pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that will turn me toward or away from either one of these panels.
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So has anyone here seen both the JVC LT-40FH96 and the Westinhouse LVM-42w2? All indications seem to suggest that the JVC panel has the black level like most plasma panels.

I am planning on buying a new panel in Feburary and was all set on the JVC until it was (or was it) determined that the JVC will NOT at all accept 1080p signal.

I have to have it because my wife is looking forward to playing Final Fantasy on PS3 at 1080p, and if we blow 3 grand on the JVC and it ended up not being able to connect to PS3 at the native res, I will be in trouble.
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Finally, someone with a really good reason to get 1080p. (peace and harmony)

I'm interested is someone comparing the 42" Westy to the new Syntax 42" Signature series with HQV Realta VP. For now, speculation is entertaining.

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Based on what I've read in other posts the JVC LT_40FH96 does not accept a 1080P signal. The 42" Westy does accept 1080P and I am eagerly awaiting a "sighting" of the Westy at Best Buy or some other B&M outlet. Does anyone know whether the video processor in the 42" Westy is the same as or better than the one in the 37" Westy?
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I'm interested is someone comparing the 42" Westy to the new Syntax 42" Signature series with HQV Realta VP. For now, speculation is entertaining.
I am also very interested in those two models. My next TV purchase will likely be one of those monitors depending on price and reviews. It also has to fit in my 42" wide entertainment center - which according to the westinghouse website their 42" will (it's 41.5" wide).
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any hands on reviews yet?....
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any hands on reviews yet?....
I feel reasonably confident that if anyone had taken delivery of the 42" Westy they already would have been here with a rather large megaphone ;)
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I have some great pics of the 2160P LCD that I will post as soon as my friend can make time to show me how. I was told that it will be released around the end of the first quarter.

MARK A. GONZALEZ, LV
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..... I am also in the same boat : just as i was ready to go ahead and place an order for the JVC LT-40FH96 (which, as mentioned by someone in another thread, is arguably current state-of-the-art in LCD HDTV flat panel display circa early 2006, due to its Samsung/Corning Gen8 panel), i decided to wait and see what would be shown at CEDIA 2006. Now i find myself reminding me to be patient/be patient, what with this "mini-flock" of 1920x1080 native resolution LCD displays announced at the show as well as some recent introductions : Westinghouse 42", Olevia Syntax 42", Sharp 37", Sceptre 42", JVC 40", Mitsubishi 37", BenQ 37", Sceptre 37", etc....
I am now waiting anxiously for the Syntax model to be finally released and hopefully reviewed soon afterward; Considering that it has the same m.s.r.p. as the Sharp model but offers a state-of-the-art video-processing chip, Silicon Optix's Realta HQV, as well as dual NTSC/ATSC tuners and owner-adjustable R/G/B color points/gamma/gray-scale tracking at 6.500K, USB port for downloading firmware upgrades, etc, it would seem to me that the choice is written on the wall.
However, i do agree that we need more information as to which of these units accept 1080P input signals and display them properly, but i think that an often overlooked and rather important factor is how reliable some of these brands have been; Whereas brands such as Sony, Sharp, Pioneer, Panasonic, JVC, Mitsubishi, etc, have been manufacturing A/V equipment for decades and have the reputation/reliability to back them up, some of these other brands like Westinghouse, Olevia Syntax, Sceptre, Maxent, etc, are still quite new in the market and i can't help it but wonder how reliable they will prove to be over the long run....Perhaps some owners of the above mentioned brands would care to chime in and let us know how reliable their units have been so far ?
Many thanks in advance >>>>> Marcos
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In the manual 1080p is not listed under the "HDTV Compatibility" section of the specs - why would that be?
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In the manual 1080p is not listed under the "HDTV Compatibility" section of the specs - why would that be?
Because 1080p is not a valid HDTV resolution. The HDTV spec only calls for 720p and 1080i. i.e., 1080p, which the 42" Westy does through VGA, DVI1, DVI2, and HDMI, exceeds the HDTV spec.
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I just spoke with my distributor and asked him about the March timetable someone mentioned for Best Buy. He said we would definitely see them earlier than that and said he expected to receive them at his warehouse in 10 days.
Lets see, that would be last.....FRIDAY ;)
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I just spoke with my distributor and asked him about the March timetable someone mentioned for Best Buy. He said we would definitely see them earlier than that and said he expected to receive them at his warehouse in 10 days.
Hmm, that would seem to mean that we're getting comfortably close to the big day! ;)
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I just spoke with my distributor and asked him about the March timetable someone mentioned for Best Buy. He said we would definitely see them earlier than that and said he expected to receive them at his warehouse in 10 days.
Hmm, that would seem to mean that we're getting comfortably close to the big day! ;)
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Well, I am in the market for something in the 42in range, and I am having a hard understanding the excitement over larger LCDs. They cost more than similar sized Panny plasmas, and in my experience, higher res or not, I have not seen an LCD look better than a plasma. Is having a TV that can run a resolution that doesn't even have any content for that big of an advantage to pay more for while sacrificing black levels and off-axis viewing? What am I missing out on here?
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Mainly people interested in using it as a HTPC monitor, or for people on the bleeding edge of technology, that will probably purchase one of the first HD-DVD/Blu-Ray players when they come out.

Hopefully, with the evolution of the high power LED's, we'll see LCD's that rival the vivid colors of plasma. Black levels, who knows...
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Yep I want a 42" 1080p lcd for my apartment that I can:

watch tv on
play computer games on
hook my xbox360 up to
hook my ps2 up to
hook my ps3 up to
hook a hd-dvd or blue ray whatever i may choose up to.

this monitor fits the bill.
2 hdmi
2 dvi
1 vga
2 component

I will be one happy customer.

if i just wanted a tv id wait for sed. Which I will probably pick one of those up anyhow and filter the 42" down to my room when I purchase a house. I am a Hurricane Katrina misplaced citizen that now has to live in a one bedroom apartment for the next year.

Besides the monitor is billed as a video monitor and westinghouse has another whole section on lcd tv's. So they recognize there are lots of people that would like it as a htpc monitor/tv.
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Anybody know what it is?
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Anybody know what it is?
Yeah, it's a 42" 1080p LCD TV. :p

Sources have said sometime in March, maybe earlier.

Wow, 114 posts for a TV that isn't even out yet...this will turn out to be like the 37" Westy thread... (Actually, when it does come out, we probably need to start a new thread, since it will be OT with the title of this thread, to actually talk about the TV.)
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