With more than 2 million pixels, this state-of-the-art 1920 x 1080 progressive scan LCD display brings you the ultimate in digital video. A full range of inputs, including 2 DVI with HDCP connectors, lets you connect to a PC and the latest multimedia video sources. External tuner required for TV viewing.
Product Title: 37" LCD Monitor - 16:9
Power Score: 4.0 | 19 Reviews
Product Reviews (10)
No HMDI Input
If you expect an HDMI input on this unit, you're in for a shock. It does not have one. The advestising is misleading. I would look at other possibilities.
By anonymous; - Nov 21, 2007
Worked Great While It Lasted
Strengths: Resolution and Picture Quality
I bought mine from a big-box electronics retailer in Sep. of 2005. Loved it until the popping and smoking happened some 13 months later. I even bought the LVM37W3 to replace the LVM37W1. Well, the W3 lasted about 24 hours before all inputs went dark, although the sound still worked. At least there was no smoke this time. Westinghouse wants me to pay for shipping (from Missouri top California) the...
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I bought mine from a big-box electronics retailer in Sep. of 2005. Loved it until the popping and smoking happened some 13 months later.
I even bought the LVM37W3 to replace the LVM37W1. Well, the W3 lasted about 24 hours before all inputs went dark, although the sound still worked. At least there was no smoke this time.
Westinghouse wants me to pay for shipping (from Missouri top California) the latest set to them even though it worked for about 24 hours.
Two bad experiences are enough for me to stay away from this brand. I have not found any local repair shops that will touch this brand, check before you buy.
By jimlayton - Nov 13, 2006
3 yrs shopping
First of all the price is a real value for these specs. I needed a high resolution big screen that could be "rolled" out onto our covered backporch as a alternative (and primary) viewing location. Weight was a constraint. First connection was to my HP laptop. Output looked very good, and I was hopeful. Microsoft would want to use the image in a commercial to shoew off their Media Cemter. For...
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First of all the price is a real value for these specs.
I needed a high resolution big screen that could be "rolled" out onto our covered backporch as a alternative (and primary) viewing location. Weight was a constraint.
First connection was to my HP laptop. Output looked very good, and I was hopeful. Microsoft would want to use the image in a commercial to shoew off their Media Cemter.
For DVD's I chose the OPPO OPDV971H for $200. The results made you compare the image to a movie screen, not a TV.
I had the impressive that playing @ 720p and upconverting was slightly clearer than 1080i - experiment a little.
Scaling to 1080p is transparent, and de-interlacing is better than expected.
The cable box (Brighthouse) has only a few non-premium high res digital channels. When they chose to send high resolution content (1920x1080?)it was distractingly clear.
Oh, and did I mention the price ?
By anonymous; - Mar 18, 2006
Strengths: Nice brite colors w/ great viewing angles. Incredible DVD playback, Digital Cable HD, and computer monitor via DVI-D.
Weakness: All 4 corners are lighter than the rest of the screen. Only noticable with a dark picture showing. The model in the store shared the same light corners issue.
Overall great value. Works with my Comcast universal remote. One of a few 37" LCDs that could fit into my entertainment case but 1/2 the price. Speakers are decent but lack any "real" bass. Bought it w/ my amex card so they double the mfg warrenty.
By hepnerb - Feb 20, 2006
A perfect match for MCE
Strengths: 1920x1080 resolution Decent-sounding (removable) speakers Power Management PIP Attractive design Easy access to cable connections Plethora of inputs PRICE!
Weakness: Backlight issues (chirping, reverse-vignetting) Glaring blue LED that cannot be turned off Remote sensor not very responsive Some ghosting/smearing (depending on resolution, content)
Over the past year I've been searching for the "ideal" display to connect to my Windows MCE 2005 HTPC box. I had been using S-Video out to a 32" Tube TV, so I was definitely ready for a digital connection. I was also itching to start watching high-def content so I knew I wanted a widescreen display. I had read enough to know that I wanted to find a TV set that used one of the standard high...
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Over the past year I've been searching for the "ideal" display to connect to my Windows MCE 2005 HTPC box. I had been using S-Video out to a 32" Tube TV, so I was definitely ready for a digital connection. I was also itching to start watching high-def content so I knew I wanted a widescreen display.
I had read enough to know that I wanted to find a TV set that used one of the standard high definition resolutions--namely 1280 x 720 or 1920 x 1080. Obviously the second would be preferable, as it would mean that no video content would ever need to be downscaled. In addition, for computer use, the higher resolution allows for more screen area to keep windows open, etc.
My dilemma came in looking at the available options. I needed a flat panel for the location I was using in my living room, so that left plasma and LCD. I was looking in the range of 37" to 42", and all plasmas in that range seemed to be either ED-resolution (rougly 852 x 480) or use a 4:3 resolution (1024 x 768) with rectangular pixels. neither of which is ideal for HTPC use.
So that took plasma off the list. Thus I began to concentrate on LCDs. Unfortunately, the vast majority of 32" and 37" inch LCDs use a non-standard resolution of 1366 x 768. Not only does this not correspond with one of the accepted HD resolutions, it is also nearly impossible to achieve that resolution with most video cards since 1366 is not divisible by 8. You end up getting stuck with 1360 x 768 or 1368 x 768 (and both of these are custom resolutions which require tweaking to obtain).
The LCDs I found with 1280 x 720 resolution were all under 30", which was too small for what I was looking for.
Enter the new era of 1920 x 1080 LCDs. Now this was exactly what I needed. Medium-sized, yet with the full complement of pixels needed to display every iteration of the HD spec (in addition to the 1080p format which may some day be the standard). In addition, its native resolution (which you should always strive to run LCDs in) is a standard resolution on a PC video card.
Because I am a Costco member, I first checked out the Sceptre XV37NAGA back in Summer of 05. I quickly grew tired of its quirks (loud buzzing in the speakers, cheap plastic construction, no power saving mode, poor menu system, and tuners I didn't use and had no need for). I returned it and decided to go for the Westinghouse 37". I ordered it from etronics.com for about $1600 back in November of 05.
I could not be happier. This monitor feels like the perfect complement to a Windows PC. Connected via DVI, Windows immediately recognized it and all of its available resolution settings. The quality of the picture at 1920 x 1080 will knock your socks off (because the display is running in its 1:1 pixel-mapped native resolution). Those who have used Windows Media Center Edition know how beautiful its interface is. Suffice it to say that it doesn't disappoint when viewing it on a screen this large.
One very small feature which was important to me is the presence of a power savings mode. I was extremely surprised that this feature is missing or flakey in a lot of big name TV sets/monitors. I give major kudos to Westinghouse for including it. Basically, it means I never have to power the display off. I just set my PC to turn it off after 20 minutes of inactivity. To wake it up, all I do is press a button on the MCE remote (or move the mouse or hit a key on the keyboard). Easy!
There are plenty of inputs to hook everything up, though as I'm sure others have noted you can only get the native resolution though VGA and the first DVI input. The second DVI can only do 1080i (which is perfect for a cable or satellite box). At this point I only use the two DVI connections. The first goes to my HTPC and the second goes to my cable box.
The Westinghouse does a great job of scaling and deinterlacing content (though this circuitry only gets used if you're feeding it a lower resolution than 1920 x 1080). I have not used the component, VGA, or S-Video/composite inputs at all (and neither will you once you see how good everything looks via DVI).
The biggest downside is the uneven backlighting, but I only notice it on scenes that are pitch-black or in fade-outs. With enough ambient lighting, it's not a problem. It also chirps a bit when the backlight is set to certain settings, but it's easily adjustable.
The blue power light (like most blue LEDs) is glaring and way too bright. There's no option to turn it off so you're left to cover it with something.
The remote leaves something to be desired, but like I said, I don't really need to use it much (like most monitors).
Finally, the price is astonishingly good. I would buy this set over and over again. In fact, I'm tempted to get one to use as the monitor for my desktop PC too!
As long as you're not overly picky I think you'll find the LVM-37W1 to be a supeb display and a bargain.
Sorry this site removed all my spacing.
By d_esmond - Feb 8, 2006