Pros: Very low sale price. Attractive when not turned on; easy assembly, overscan turned off by default.
Cons: Terrible image quality. Brightness adjustment ruins color settings. Not sharp enough for use as a computer monitor. No online connectivity.
Last week I bought a TV based on criteria that are foreign to me: low price and thin bezel. The only other requirement was a screen size of about 40 inches. As a result, I purchased a Westinghouse UW40T8LW 40" LED edge-lit LCD panel from Best Buy—for a sale price of $329—without seeing what the picture quality is like. As odd as the transaction seems, it is probably a lot closer to the way many consumers approach an HDTV purchase, as opposed to the meticulous research many AVS members put into their purchases. Why on Earth would I do such an irresponsible thing? Because I needed a TV screen for my work—I was shooting a promotional video for an apartment-management company, and I needed a...(read more)