The Westinghouse LVM-37w1 arrived today. I tested some 720P, 1080I and some 1080P material from a few sources. All tests so far are from the DVI 1 and DVI 2 inputs.
Zero Bad pixels
1080P from a computer is just awesome. I even pushed the monitor at 1920x1080 x 60hz and 70hz. Both 60hz and 70hz worked flawlessly.
This is the sharpest monitor I've ever seen. The black level, colors and brightness are much better then my Samsung 21.3" LCD SyncMaster 213T, 30" Phillips LCD, 32" and Magnavox LCD and my Panasonic AE700 Projector. The Westinghouse is actually too bright and needs to be turned down. On computer signals it is just blindingly bright with it's 20 tubes and are razor sharp. Skin tones were excellent. I played ten 1080P clips from here.http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...tShowcase.aspx
They are amazingly clean with little or no ghosting. Digital Pictures from my Olympus 8 megapixel 8080 look the best I've ever seen. on the 37".
1080i looks really good from Directv but it's clear that those 1080P samples are much better. Black levels are good but are not near what you get when run from a good computer card at 1080P. 1080i does show ghosting but not anymore then my other sets. 720P actually looks as good or better then 1080i on the 37" coming from my DVR TiVo HR10-250. The westinghouse does an excellent job upscalling 720p signals. Better then my native 1280x720, 1280x768 and 1366x768 sets do. It made my 61" Samsung HDTV CRT Rear Projection look like crap in every respect in side by side comparisons.
This is a keeper for me. It's clear that the source material is really the limiting factor now. Compressed 1080I from Directv is not near as good as a real 1080P source material that this set can handle. In 1080I Ghosting came from lots of compression but vanished with clean source material. You can see a staircase effect on "some" 1080I source material but not 720P source or 1080P. Taking 1080I source and outputing it to 720P then letting the set upconvert it to 1080p looks really good.
The speakers and stand can be removed if needed and have quick disconnects.
The manual is now upline here: http://www.westinghousedigital.com/s...n/37w1uMan.pdf
The set takes >1 watt on standby and 218 watts at start. After 5 minutes it's under 190 watts.
You really need to run this set at 1080P from your computer to see how good the picture can be.