Orange, Calif. - Westinghouse Digital kicked off the back-to-school season by shipping several LCD TV/monitors designed to provide multiple applications for space-constrained college dormers.
Among the entries are several LED edge-lit models that were designed for both high picture quality and energy efficiency, the company pointed out.
New Westinghouse models include the 24-inch LD-2480 ($250 suggested retail) FullHD 1080p edge-lit LED LCD TV with a PC input to use the display as both a TV and PC monitor.
The set, which is available at Target stores, measures 1 inch thick and weighs 6 pounds with the stand. Inputs include two HDMI, one component and one VGA. It is Energy Star compliant, using 10 percent less energy than a 60-watt light bulb.
The Westinghouse 32-inch LD-3260 (available now through Amazon at a $330 suggested retail) also features a VGA PC input to double completely as a PC monitor, and uses LED edge lighting to produce 720p native HD resolution. Inputs include two HDMI, one composite and one VGA/component input.
The 40-inch LD-4070Z (available now at Costco stores for a $500 suggested retail) LED edge-lit LCD HDTV produces FullHD 1080p resolution and reduces motion artifacts using a 120Hz refresh rate. The set uses 20 percent less energy than a 100-watt light bulb and has earned the Energy Star approval.
The 46-inch LD-4655 (available now at Best Buy for a $650 suggested retail) was designed for watching sports and playing video games in a fraternity or sorority houses. It features FullHD 1080p resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 6.5ms response time and a dialog-enhancing AudioEngine LSI by Yamaha.