Westinghouse has just sent out a press release announcing the launch of a new line of “affordable” HDTVs. These new LED models run from 24” and 55” in size. Each is only around 1” thick at the edges, and all of them come with a glossy black frame with red accents. All models meet the (virtually meaningless) Energy Star compliance and, in fact, exceed current specifications.
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The king of the crop is the 55” LD-55F970Z. This TV packs full 1080p display, 6ms response time, and a 120 Hz refresh rate into one hot package. It has selectable color temperatures, 3D noise reduction, and an Inverse 3:2 pulldown feature for optimized playback. On top of it all, there are 3 HDMI ports. The 46” LD-46F970Z is very similar.
Westinghouse brags that their new HDTVs actually use less energy than a standard incandescent bulb. The 24” model uses 15% less energy than a 40 watt bulb, while the 26” models use less energy than a 45-watt bulb. Welcome to the glorious, power-efficient future.