Originally Posted by jomabu1
I thought the original announcement for the W2 was that it was 1080p. Guess not or it has been revised... have been spending too much time reading too many forums while pulling allnighters.
-37w2 has never been been announced at 1080p. It has always been 1366x768.
There are three 37" models:
LVM-37w1: Current 1080p model with no tuner. (I presume "VM" means video monitor.)
LTV-37w2: Current 720p model with tuner. (Note the "TV" in the name.)
LVM-37w3: New 1080p model with no tuner, presumably to replace the LVM-37w1. (It also has "VM" in the name.) Hopefully out next week.
More people are reporting lockups in the 42" thread. Also, insufficient overscan options are proving to be an annoyance. They say it's nice that the TV has a no overscan setting for PC inputs, but for TV you need overscan. The Westy allows it, but may overscan too much if turned on.
Blacks are pretty good, but not great, as expected. I wonder if the Sony/Sharp LCD 1300:1/1200:1 contrast ratios are significantly better. My guess is that they are indeed better since people who have seen the 37" LVM-37w1 next to the Sonys and Sharps say that the Westy is not as good.
Heh. I'm tempted just to throw in the towel and wait for that mythical SED panel from Toshiba/Canon.
But that wouldn't work either since rumour has it they may start
at 55" and go up from there (even though their demo models were 42").
BTW, I was considering buying the 2405FPW 24" LCD monitor from Dell yesterday since they had a sale on. It supports component, S-video, VGA, DVI, etc. It would be mainly for my computer and to replace the 14" CRT beside it. However I held off... It doesn't support HDCP, and its replacement, the 2407FPW is due out soon. Hopefully it will support HDCP. Not that I need it for the computer, but if it's out soon, why not?
Of interest is that the 2405FPW and LVM-37w1 both claim a 1000:1 contrast ratio, but the former has a measured contrast ratio of 612:1
and the latter Westy is 719:1
. Also, the 32" LTV-32w1 is 833:1
. Interestingly neither the 32" nor the 37" Westy had great ratings for either white or black uniformity, whatever that means. Is this the uneven backlight issue people are reporting with the 37w1?
One has to wonder how these measurements are done though, since the highly rated Sharp Aquos LC-45GX6U got a measured contrast ratio of 558:1
. What it did excel in though compared to the Westys was VESA White and Black Uniformity.