City of Industry, Calif. - The Westinghouse brand name will emerge next week on a line of LCD TVs manufactured by a major Taiwan factory.
Westinghouse Digital is the name of the U.S. sales company, based here, which will launch the line through retail shortly.
According to a company spokesman, the line will initially include four models in the 15-inch, 20-inch, 27-inch and 30W-inch screen sizes. All will offer picture-in-picture, audio-swap and PC connectivity. The 30W-inch model will include a 16:9 aspect ratio and an unusual 13-frame picture-in-picture function and DVI-HDCP connectivity for connection to an HDTV tuner.
At press time the company would only release pricing on a 30W-inch HDTV monitor model (W33001), which was listed with 1280 by 720 pixel resolution at a $3,000 suggested retail price.
Other models include the 15-inch W31501 with 1024 by 768 resolution, the 20-inch W32001 with 640 by 480 standard definition resolution, and the 27W-inch W32701 with full 1280 by 720 high definition resolution.
According to a spokesperson, LCD TVs are manufacturerd in Taiwan by Chi Mei Group. The factory was said to be the fourth largest LCD facility in the world.