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Westinghouse LTV-32w6

32" LCD HDTV

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by Steve Kindig

Will you be ready when the nation switches to digital TV broadcasts in 2009? Now is an excellent time to replace your old analog TV with an HDTV like the Westinghouse LTV-32w6. Its 32" screen delivers bright, high-definition pictures with vibrant colors. This flat-panel LCD works great as the centerpiece of a modest home theater, and it makes a fantastic bedroom TV, too.

Built-in tuners for over-the-air and cable TV signals
The built-in tuner receives both digital and analog over-the-air broadcasts from your local stations. You can keep enjoying non-digital programs the same as always until the nationwide switchover in 2009, but you'll be amazed by the crystal-clear images that digital broadcasts deliver. Cable TV subscribers can use this set's "QAM" tuner to watch unscrambled cable channels — even some HD channels, where available.

Inputs for all your components, old and new
The LTV-32w6 includes composite and S-video jacks for your non-HD components like VCRs and camcorders. You'll also find HDMI and component video inputs for connecting the latest satellite HD receivers, video game consoles, and "upconverting" DVD players. This versatile TV also has a standard PC input, so you can work and play on one screen.

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Highlights:

  • 32" widescreen HDTV (16:9 aspect ratio)
  • built-in digital (ATSC) and analog (NTSC) tuners for over-the-air TV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • built-in QAM cable TV tuner receives unscrambled programs without a set-top box (cable service required)
  • 1366 x 768 pixels
  • 8-millisecond pixel response time
  • 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 176°(H) x 176°(V) viewing angle
  • built-in stereo speakers (9 watts x 2)
  • remote control
  • picture settings memory for each video input
  • 4 A/V inputs, including:
    • 1 composite video
    • 1 S-video
    • 2 component video (accepts signals up to 1080i)
    • 1 HDMI digital audio/video input (accepts signals up to 1080i)
  • PC input: analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin)
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • power consumption: 180 watts
  • detachable stand (stand "footprint" is 18"W x 8-3/8"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 31-1/2"W x 22-5/8"H x 4-3/8"D (25-1/8"H x 8-3/8"D on stand)
  • weight: 37.4 lbs. with stand; 34 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — carry-in service
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Features and Specs
Display
Screen Size
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32"
Screen Design
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Flat
Aspect Ratio
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16:9
Screen Resolution (pixels)
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1366 x 768
Screen Refresh Rate
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N/A
Backlighting Type
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Not given
3D
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Features
Instant Internet Movie Streaming
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Wi-Fi
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MHL-compatible
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Picture In Picture
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No
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Type of Warranty Service
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Carry-in
Connections
Total Video Inputs
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4
HDMI Inputs
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1
Component Video Inputs
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2
Composite Video Inputs
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1
RF Inputs
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1
PC Input
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Yes
Ethernet Port
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Yes
USB Port
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Yes
Optical Digital Audio Output
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1 Rear
Coaxial Digital Audio Output
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None
Analog Audio Output
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1 Rear
Power Consumption
Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)
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Not Given
Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)
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Not Given
Dimensions & Mounting Information
Width (inches)
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31-1/2
Height with Stand (inches)
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25-1/8
Height without Stand (inches)
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22-5/8
Depth with Stand (inches)
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8-3/8
Depth without Stand (inches)
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4-3/8
Stand Width (inches)
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18
Weight with Stand
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49.6 lbs
Weight without Stand
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Not available
Wall Mountable
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Yes
Wall Bracket Included
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No
Pedestal Stand
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Y
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What's in the box?

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  • 32" LCD TV on pedestal base
  • Wireless Remote Control
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 6' AC power cord
  • User's Manual
  • Warranty card
  • Quick Install Guide

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Inputs and Outputs Notes

Features

LCD Panel: The Westinghouse LTV32w6 features a 32" TFT (Thin Film Transistor) Active Matrix LCD panel with a display resolution of 1366 x 768 and 16.7 million colors.

Tuners: The TV has built-in ATSC/NTSC/ClearQAM tuners for standard and high-definition channels from over-the-air and cable.

AutoSource: This TV features AutoSource--automatic source detection and switching. When you power on the source you want to use, the TV will sense a signal and automatically switch to that input. AutoSource switching can be turned on or off in the menu.

Contrast Ratio: This TV has a 1000:1 contrast ratio giving you excellent brightness and contrast for superior picture and detail from both PC and TV images.

Picture Settings: You can select and adjust the settings for Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Hue, Sharpness, and Backlight. You can reset picture setting to factory defaults at any time.

Aspect Ratio: The TV will display 16:9 images in their original format. You can choose one of the following screen sizes for 4:3 programs:

  • Standard: conventional format used for viewing 4:3 programs in their normal format

  • Fill: format that horizontally stretches 4:3 pictures to the edge of the screen

Input Labels: You can add a customized label associated for each input. Available labels include: TV, Cable,  DTV, DVD, Game, HiDef, PC, Sat, STB, or VCR. You can also program the TV to skip a particular input if no component is connected to it.

Favorite Channels: You can store your three favorite channels on the "A", "B", and "C" buttons on the remote for instant access.

PC-Capable: This unit has a 15-pin D-Sub (RGB) input that allows you to use it as a high-resolution computer monitor. An output setting of 1360 x 768 @60Hz is recommended. Also supported outputs include: 1280 x 720 (60Hz), 1024 x 768 (60Hz), 720 x 400, and 640 x 480. A 3.5mm minijack is supplied for the audio connection.

Speakers: The TV features two speakers along the bottom front panel, powered by a 9 watt x 2 channel amplifier.

Parental Control: The Parental Controls automatically lock out programs that are deemed inappropriate for children. You can set up the Parental Control parameters using the TV Parental Guidelines, MPAA (movie) ratings, Canadian French, or Canadian English ratings systems. You can set the TV to block unrated shows if desired. The Parental Control function is protected by a 4-digit PIN.

Sleep Timer: The sleep timer switches the television off after a specified amount of time. The sleep timer can be set to 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes.

Power Mode: There are two Power Modes for Standby Power: Normal, which requires more power (up to 17W, typical), but gives you a picture quicker when you turn on the TV; or E.Saver (Energy Saver), which requires less power (less than 1 watt, typical), but takes longer to come on.

Remote Control: The supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit only.

Mounting Options

VESA Mounting Bracket Standard: The TV has two sets of 4 mounting holes on the back for an aftermarket wall-mount bracket. The outer spacing of the mounting holes is VESA 100 (100mm x 100mm), while the inner spacing is VESA 75 (75mm x 75mm), in accordance with the industry standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association. Both sets of mounting holes accommodate 4mm screws. Without the stand, the TV weighs 37.4 pounds.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

SpineDesign and Waterfall Design: The TVs inputs and outputs are mounted on the side of a "spine" that runs vertically along the back of the TV. The side-facing connectors allow for easy access. The connecting cables cascade like a "waterfall", making it easy to keep your cables organized.

Inputs: This TV has a total of four A/V inputs:

  • HDMI: The HDMI input can be used to connect a DVD player, Game console, HDTV or Satellite Set-top box with an HDMI output. The HDMI input can also be used to connect a device with a DVI output (a DVI-to-HDMI adapter cable is necessary). If a DVI-equipped device is used, separate audio cables will also be needed from the device to the provided RCA stereo audio jacks. No audio cables are needed for an HDMI-equipped device. The HDMI jacks will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
  • Component Video: The two component video inputs can be used to connect a DVD player, Game Console, HDTV or Satellite Set-top box with a component video output. Separate RCA stereo audio inputs are provided. The Component Video jacks will accept 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
  • Video/S-Video: One A/V device can be connected to the TV using either a composite or S-Video cable. You cannot use both composite and S-Video at the same time. Separate RCA stereo audio inputs are provided.

PC: This input consists of a stereo mini-jack and an analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack. This jack allows you to connect a personal computer with a D-Sub 15-pin output. When using the RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack, you must use the 3.5mm minijack input for your audio connection.

Antenna Inputs: The TV has one RF input (threaded "F" connector) for an over-the-air antenna or a cable TV connection.

Audio Outputs: Two audio outputs are provided for connecting the TV to a receiver or amplifier: one pair of analog RCA jacks, and one optical digital output.

 
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Bang for the buck

Written By Steve, Augusta, GA on Thursday, November 08, 2007
 
I bought this TV after ordering and returning the Toshiba 26HL67 26" and not really being all that pleased with it's size or picture quality. I got his unit based off other reviews I found, and they were right. This is a great tv for the money. You can't beat it. The QAM actually picks up more channels on the Westinghouse than the Toshiba's QAM did.

I have a Panasonic 50" plasma in the living room to compare with and the Westinghouse is much is only a few notches down from it based on picture quality. Way better than the more expensive and smaller Toshiba. The Westinghouse is PERFECT for the bedroom!

The only thing that this TV lacks is some of the features that the more expensive units, i.e. favorites browser, and SmartVolume control. If you can live without these features, get this TV
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