Westinghouse Electric Corporation 37" LCD Monitor - 16:9

1920 x 1080 - 16.7 Million Colors 24-bit - 550 Nit - Full HD - DVI - VGA - Silver - MPN: LVM37W1
Product Details
Description
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.
Quick Glance
Broadcast Format Displayed 1080p (HDTV)
Digital Tuner No
Display Type Active Matrix LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (Widescreen)
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080
Brightness 550 cd/m2
normalized-Diagonal Screen Size 37
User Reviews
No HMDI Input
1 Star Review     

Weakness: All

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.

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Worked Great While It Lasted
1 Star Review   By member jimlayton - Nov 13, 2006   

Strengths: Resolution and Picture Quality

Weakness: 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 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.

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3 yrs shopping
5 Star Review     

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 ?

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Great Value
4 Star Review   By member hepnerb - Feb 20, 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.

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A perfect match for MCE
4 Star Review   By member d_esmond - Feb 8, 2006   

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 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.

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Nice 37 inch TV, with no tuners though.
3 Star Review   By member serguzest - Jan 27, 2006   

Strengths: 1920x1080 resolution. Pretty nice looking device and pretty good picture.

Weakness: No tuners. Remote mixup for me. 275W power consumption. Lack of inputs. No automatic input detection.

I bought this for only $1199. The picture is very good. However, the one I bought has few dead pixels on it, all concentrated in 1 1x1 inch location, so it'll go back. This one is one of the rare TVs that has 1920x1080 resolution. The other 37" brands are either 2x the price of this or look very ugly. One huge problem for me was this: I have an Accurian HDTV set-top box, and the remote codes for this TV and the Accurian are the same! When I change the inputs of the TV with the remote, Accurian turns on and off! One other thing about this is that it consumes a lot of electricity: 275W. The other 37" LCDs I looked at are below 200W. Maybe this is related with the high resolution. Also, it has less inputs than the similar products. It has only one S-Video and composite video inputs, and they share the same audio. So, like me, if you have one S-Video device and 1 composite video device, you are out of luck. One other huge negative is the lack of automatic input detection. If there is only one active input, it should sense it and display it automatically. But it doesn't do that. The picture looks gorgeous with HDTV input. When you watch HDTV, you never want to go back (especially if the sound is 5.1 dolby digital). However, I would definitely prefer built-in tuners. This way one less device, one less remote, less cables etc. Maybe the next version of this TV (which will be out soon AFAIK) will have built-in tuners.

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Westinghouse 37in HD Monitor
5 Star Review   By member zed21206 - Jan 25, 2006   

Strengths: Picture clarity in and out of hi-def mode.

Weakness: Lacks coaxial and or Fiber Optic audio outputs.

I shopped exstensively for a HD TV/Monitor and decided on the Westinghouse 37W1U. Its picture in Hi-Def mode using the DVI Inputs has an incredible picture and many times i have found myself with my jaw hanging open and saying "whoa" at the images i am watching. It photo quality and looks remarkably lifelike. DVD's are almost as good using the component inputs as are digital programing using the S-Video input. Non digital programing is a little grainy but tolerable. I have to look deep to find fault with this unit but it does lack some of the bells and whistles found on models costing 2 to 3 times as much. This unit does not have a built in tuner but this has not been a factor in my report due to it being hooked up to cable or DSL and me knowing i was goignt to bwe when i bought it. Its advertised 20 watt speakers are actually 2- 10 watt peak power speakers with about a true 4.5 rms per channel. This too i do not find a downfall as i bought the unit planning on hooking it up through a Bose stereo system. The remote that comes with the unit is functional yet to small and is infered where it really should be RF. The unit is so new that universal remotes do not have the codes to operate it properly so consolidating remotes is not an option at this time where it might be with a better known brand name but for the money, $1530.00 and minor pitfalls it may have i for one can easily deal with condiering its outstanding picture quality.

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Westinghouse LVM-37w1
5 Star Review   By member jvongray - Dec 26, 2005   

Strengths: Picture quality, price, size (foot print), detachable speakers, weight

Weakness: Remote is generic. Speakers are just ok.

I have had this monitor for a couple of months now and can do nothing but rave about it. The picture quality is nothing short of awesome. For some reason the market has ignored the monitor sizes between 32 inch 42 inch. When you do find a 37” the price is nearly 1k more than the LVM-37w1. Dollar for dollar I doubt if you will be able to even come close to the picture quality this monitor offers. 1920x1080 resolution in HD Rocks! The remote is functional and that is the only praise you can give it. Very few multi use after market remotes support the LVM-37w1. However, basic functionality can be obtained via the Sony codes (direct tv). Bottom line... I would purchase this tv again – that says it all.

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Great Value
5 Star Review   By member brentm98 - Dec 8, 2005   

Strengths: Good price/performance. Great resolution. About the only 1080p monitor out there. Lots of inputs. Light weight.

Weakness: Normal problems with LCD tvs--poor black levels, picture lacks pop. Power light can be annoying in dark rooms. Had to send my first unit back-stuck pixel. Does not work with most universal remotes.

I chose this unit because it was the right size and style to fit in my home. For a low-end, off-brand product, its performance is awesome. The 1920x1080 resolution is excellent, but I find myself sitting about 2.5 feet from the screen in order to pick up the detail. It also managed the 480i signals better than expected. The black levels aren't very deep (turning down the "backlight" setting helps), and I don't believe the 1000:1 contrast ratio -- it should have more pop. I find myself adjusting the picture more often than I'd like. It should maintain different settings from 480i to 1080i. For example, I like sharpening at 50% at 480i and off for 1080i. The sound quality is not bad but could be better. It's a common problem for flat screen tvs. While it has some problems, I don't see how to get much better without spending around double the price. I think it's a good option for a lot of people.

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Westinghouse LVM-37w1 37
2 Star Review   By member claudiuvs - Nov 26, 2005   

Strengths: 1) High resolution 1920x1080 2) Multitude of inputs

Weakness: 1) TV picture quality only OK (compared say to Sharp LCD TV's) 2) Not reliable. Failed after 2 months of usage

TV picture quality only OK when compared to other LCD or plasma TV's. It's main strength: as a PC monitor. 1080p resolution supported by this monitor seems to make it future proof, but since 1080i seems to be the highest standard in which HDTV channels are broadcast for now (and probably for the next 2-3 years), unless you use it at least 50% of the time as a PC monitor, I'd say you're better off with a cheaper LCD TV. In 2-3 years, for the price you pay today for this monitor you'll probably get a 50-60" LCD TV (with a resolution that might be even higher). Anyway mine crashed (very white screen) after only 2 months and it's been for 5 weeks now in a repair center and I'm still waiting to get it back.

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Product Details
Description
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.
Quick Glance
Broadcast Format Displayed 1080p (HDTV)
Digital Tuner No
Display Type Active Matrix LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (Widescreen)
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080
Brightness 550 cd/m2
normalized-Diagonal Screen Size 37
Summary
Product Title Westinghouse Electric Corporation 37" LCD Monitor - 16:9
Manufacturer Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Power Score 4.0 | 19 Reviews
Display Panel
Viewable Size: 37 in
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
Diagonal Screen Size: 37 in
Response Time: 12 ms
Broadcast Standards
Broadcast Format Supported: 1080i (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 480i (SDTV), 480p (EDTV), 720p (HDTV)
Interface
Interface Connection: Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini), Audio - RCA, Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA), Video - 24 pin DVI, Video - HD Component Video, Video - RCA Composite Video, Video - S-Video (4 pin mini-DIN)
Physical Specifications
Height: 28.5 in
Weight: 56 lbs
Width: 36.6 in
Depth: 8.4 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited Warranty
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Mounting: Desktop, Wallmount
Vertical Viewing Angle: 176 degrees
General Features: 3/2 Pulldown, Progressive Scan
Audio Format Supported: Stereo
Included Components: Speakers, Stand
SKU: DLVM37W1
Description: LVM-37w1 37" LCD TV
Input: A/V (Composite), Component Video, DVI, S-Video, VGA
Horizontal Viewing Angle: 176 degrees
Comb Filter: 3D Digital
Picture in Picture: Single Tuner PIP
User Reviews
No HMDI Input
1 Star Review     

Weakness: All

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.

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Worked Great While It Lasted
1 Star Review   By member jimlayton - Nov 13, 2006   

Strengths: Resolution and Picture Quality

Weakness: 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 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.

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3 yrs shopping
5 Star Review     

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 ?

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Great Value
4 Star Review   By member hepnerb - Feb 20, 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.

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A perfect match for MCE
4 Star Review   By member d_esmond - Feb 8, 2006   

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 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.

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Nice 37 inch TV, with no tuners though.
3 Star Review   By member serguzest - Jan 27, 2006   

Strengths: 1920x1080 resolution. Pretty nice looking device and pretty good picture.

Weakness: No tuners. Remote mixup for me. 275W power consumption. Lack of inputs. No automatic input detection.

I bought this for only $1199. The picture is very good. However, the one I bought has few dead pixels on it, all concentrated in 1 1x1 inch location, so it'll go back. This one is one of the rare TVs that has 1920x1080 resolution. The other 37" brands are either 2x the price of this or look very ugly. One huge problem for me was this: I have an Accurian HDTV set-top box, and the remote codes for this TV and the Accurian are the same! When I change the inputs of the TV with the remote, Accurian turns on and off! One other thing about this is that it consumes a lot of electricity: 275W. The other 37" LCDs I looked at are below 200W. Maybe this is related with the high resolution. Also, it has less inputs than the similar products. It has only one S-Video and composite video inputs, and they share the same audio. So, like me, if you have one S-Video device and 1 composite video device, you are out of luck. One other huge negative is the lack of automatic input detection. If there is only one active input, it should sense it and display it automatically. But it doesn't do that. The picture looks gorgeous with HDTV input. When you watch HDTV, you never want to go back (especially if the sound is 5.1 dolby digital). However, I would definitely prefer built-in tuners. This way one less device, one less remote, less cables etc. Maybe the next version of this TV (which will be out soon AFAIK) will have built-in tuners.

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Westinghouse 37in HD Monitor
5 Star Review   By member zed21206 - Jan 25, 2006   

Strengths: Picture clarity in and out of hi-def mode.

Weakness: Lacks coaxial and or Fiber Optic audio outputs.

I shopped exstensively for a HD TV/Monitor and decided on the Westinghouse 37W1U. Its picture in Hi-Def mode using the DVI Inputs has an incredible picture and many times i have found myself with my jaw hanging open and saying "whoa" at the images i am watching. It photo quality and looks remarkably lifelike. DVD's are almost as good using the component inputs as are digital programing using the S-Video input. Non digital programing is a little grainy but tolerable. I have to look deep to find fault with this unit but it does lack some of the bells and whistles found on models costing 2 to 3 times as much. This unit does not have a built in tuner but this has not been a factor in my report due to it being hooked up to cable or DSL and me knowing i was goignt to bwe when i bought it. Its advertised 20 watt speakers are actually 2- 10 watt peak power speakers with about a true 4.5 rms per channel. This too i do not find a downfall as i bought the unit planning on hooking it up through a Bose stereo system. The remote that comes with the unit is functional yet to small and is infered where it really should be RF. The unit is so new that universal remotes do not have the codes to operate it properly so consolidating remotes is not an option at this time where it might be with a better known brand name but for the money, $1530.00 and minor pitfalls it may have i for one can easily deal with condiering its outstanding picture quality.

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Westinghouse LVM-37w1
5 Star Review   By member jvongray - Dec 26, 2005   

Strengths: Picture quality, price, size (foot print), detachable speakers, weight

Weakness: Remote is generic. Speakers are just ok.

I have had this monitor for a couple of months now and can do nothing but rave about it. The picture quality is nothing short of awesome. For some reason the market has ignored the monitor sizes between 32 inch 42 inch. When you do find a 37” the price is nearly 1k more than the LVM-37w1. Dollar for dollar I doubt if you will be able to even come close to the picture quality this monitor offers. 1920x1080 resolution in HD Rocks! The remote is functional and that is the only praise you can give it. Very few multi use after market remotes support the LVM-37w1. However, basic functionality can be obtained via the Sony codes (direct tv). Bottom line... I would purchase this tv again – that says it all.

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Great Value
5 Star Review   By member brentm98 - Dec 8, 2005   

Strengths: Good price/performance. Great resolution. About the only 1080p monitor out there. Lots of inputs. Light weight.

Weakness: Normal problems with LCD tvs--poor black levels, picture lacks pop. Power light can be annoying in dark rooms. Had to send my first unit back-stuck pixel. Does not work with most universal remotes.

I chose this unit because it was the right size and style to fit in my home. For a low-end, off-brand product, its performance is awesome. The 1920x1080 resolution is excellent, but I find myself sitting about 2.5 feet from the screen in order to pick up the detail. It also managed the 480i signals better than expected. The black levels aren't very deep (turning down the "backlight" setting helps), and I don't believe the 1000:1 contrast ratio -- it should have more pop. I find myself adjusting the picture more often than I'd like. It should maintain different settings from 480i to 1080i. For example, I like sharpening at 50% at 480i and off for 1080i. The sound quality is not bad but could be better. It's a common problem for flat screen tvs. While it has some problems, I don't see how to get much better without spending around double the price. I think it's a good option for a lot of people.

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Westinghouse LVM-37w1 37
2 Star Review   By member claudiuvs - Nov 26, 2005   

Strengths: 1) High resolution 1920x1080 2) Multitude of inputs

Weakness: 1) TV picture quality only OK (compared say to Sharp LCD TV's) 2) Not reliable. Failed after 2 months of usage

TV picture quality only OK when compared to other LCD or plasma TV's. It's main strength: as a PC monitor. 1080p resolution supported by this monitor seems to make it future proof, but since 1080i seems to be the highest standard in which HDTV channels are broadcast for now (and probably for the next 2-3 years), unless you use it at least 50% of the time as a PC monitor, I'd say you're better off with a cheaper LCD TV. In 2-3 years, for the price you pay today for this monitor you'll probably get a 50-60" LCD TV (with a resolution that might be even higher). Anyway mine crashed (very white screen) after only 2 months and it's been for 5 weeks now in a repair center and I'm still waiting to get it back.

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Perfect TV/Monitor for MediaCenter
4 Star Review   By member infonorm - Nov 16, 2005   

Strengths: true 1080p, perfect for Windows Media Center, bright picture even at daylight, 2 DVI and 1 VGA input.

Weakness: black level when watching movies in the dark

Most importantly make sure you use a DVI cable to hook it up to your PC or HDTV source. The resulting picture is 100% better compared to any of the other inputs. This TV/Monitor is a great addition to any Media-Center system. If you want to watch HDTV or do any web browsing or gaming on your TV this LCD unit is perfect. I'm running it at its full 1920x1080 resolution connected to a nVidia 7800GT DVI to DVI input and it is truly amazing how clear it displays even the smallest details. I can't wait to get my hands on a true HD DVD Blue-Ray player to see a true 1080p movie.

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Great TV/Monitor for MediaCenter
4 Star Review     

Strengths: amazing resolution and great for PC tasks. Very bright and clear picture even in full daylight.

Weakness: black level

This TV/Monitor is a great addition to any Media-Center system. If you want to watch HDTV or do any web browsing or gaming on your TV this LCD unit is perfect. I'm running it at its full 1920x1080 resolution connected to a nvidia 7800GT DVI to DVI input and it is truly amazing how clear it displays even the smallest details. I can't wait to get my hands on a true HD DVD Blue-Ray player to see a true 1080p movie.

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LVM-37W1 Westinghouse HD Monitor
5 Star Review   By member sh1tfacec0cksucker - Nov 10, 2005   

Strengths: COMPUTER QUALITY! 1080P! 1920x1080! PC CLARITY! AUTO ADJUSTMENT!

Weakness: No HDMI Input's :( Speakers Have 2x gaping wholes behind them. Speakers are worthless and sound crappy :(

I Have to say, this monitor is by far the best looking monitor I have ever seen. This Monitor was bought strickly for a monitor! I didn't buy this with tv in mind, I dont even think about tv, since my free satelite was killed. HOWEVER! Since this monitor looks so amazing as a computer monitor, I picked up a high definition free to air reciever to watch satelite, AND EVEN SATELITE LOOKS AMAZING IN 720P HDTV... OMFG! Back to the monitor, Its just so amazing, how I change resolutions in windows, and they auto correct perfectly!!! I DONT TOUCH ANYTHING! AND IT GETS CORRECTED PERFECTLY in 1080P, VGA AND DVI! The quality / stability / sturdyness of the monitor is amazing. The weaknesses don't even matter after the quality above, however, the speakers really do sound like caca. and are completely worthless. When you take them off the gaps behind them make the monitor look ugly. If your hanging this on the wall, the TV HAS ABSOLUTELY 0 FLAWS, AND TRULY REMAINS THE BEST MONITOR I HAVE EVER SEEN WITH 0 FLAWS. LEMME REPEAT IT, THIS IS THE BEST MONITOR I HAVE EVER SEEN! To the people who are looking for a tv that must have HDMI, your making a big mistake on not buying this monitor because of the HDMI support. 1, you can get an adapter. However there remains very few, hdmi to hdmi compatible devices, and when you buy your monster cable m400 hdmi to dvi cable that cost $100 a foot, its still converting it with a conversion. DVI AND HDMI ARE THE SAME EXACT QUALITY. Theres no difference in them.... NONE. The cable is very small and easy to hook up, but who cares, if you want quality as a pc monitor, buy this monitor now.

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I like it
5 Star Review   By member strato-paul - Nov 2, 2005   

Strengths: True 1080p resolution, thin, simple, solid.

Weakness: Off angle viewing decreases contrast.

I've been looking for a true HD display (1920 x 1080) for less than $2,000 since I purchased by last 34 inch widescreen CRT. This fits the ticket very nicely. It has enough inputs to support my Dish HDTV, PC, PS2, and DVD recorder nicely. HDTV looks fantastic. Though it doesn't have the best black level on the planet, turning down the backlight to almost zero makes for a very compelling image. It upconverts DVDs very well, SD TV varies dependent on content though at the viewing distance of the couch (around 9 feet), even those artifacts are hard to see. To truly appreciate the HDTV, you almost have to walk up to the screen to see just how clear it is. It looks like a series of high resolution photos when you watch something on Discovery HDTV. I use it with a PC for iTunes to play music and it has a very clear monitor-like image. I would have liked the stand to have some kind of cover for when you remove the speaker (I play everything through a 6.1 receiver), but that's where I put my center speaker, so it covers up the big hole anyway. I have to say "for the price" this is an awesome monitor to watch tv and dvds and music visualizations, but truly it is a very good monitor independent of price. It's only 37" but that was just right for our living room. I also appreciate that it doesn't use as much electricity as a plasma and has no burn-in possibilities (since I use it as a computer monitor as well). I will say that the "silver" frame is closer to "browish silver", but the stand is really well built, overall a solid piece of equipment. I enjoy it every day, whether it's off or it's on (and no bad pixels, for the record). When the blu-ray/HD-DVD debate gets settled, I'm ready for action!

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Westinghouse LVM-37w1 37
5 Star Review   By member rlandstein - Oct 28, 2005   

Strengths: Highest available resolution 1920x1080 Only display that currently supports 1080p input Excellent price

Weakness: No HDMI input so an HDMI to DVI converter is required from an HDMI source No preset modes such as Sports or Theater Factory default settings are not great and need to be adjusted

The LVM-37w1 37" monitor is one of the best values on the market. With 1920x1080 native resolution it is one of only two LCD HDTV capable of displaying the full 1080i resolution without scaling it down to a lower native monitor resolution as most LCD and plasma panels on the market today do. The picture produced in both 720p and 1080i is excellent. I enjoy watching sports in HD especially football and baseball. The monitor is very bright so there is no problem viewing in a sunny room. I typically leave the bulb at 50% and it is plenty bright. I had to adjust the bulb, brightness, contrast and color to get an optimal picture, since the fatory settings seem to be set for the brightest not necessarily the best picture. It would have been nice if the monitor had an HDMI input, which would avoid having to purchase an HDMI to DVI converter. I highly recomend this monitor.

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Westinghouse 37" TV/PC monitor
4 Star Review   By member rambo2300 - Oct 5, 2005   

Strengths: PC monitor & HDTV programming

Weakness: standard definition TV channels

I had this unit for three weeks now, and no problems whatsoever. I can hear the electronics humming and buzzing when I am very close the TV (

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Westinghouse LVM-37w1 37" LCD TV
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Great bang for the buck

Weakness: Skimpy manual

This is not a 2-tuner PIP. you cannot watch 2 TV progams at the same time with this PIP. The picture quality is very good. The styleing is good

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Westinghouse 37" LCD HDTV user since June '05
5 Star Review   By member tcmpace - Aug 11, 2005   

Strengths: Picture sharpness and accuracy; native mode; compact size; price

Weakness: None as a monitor

I have 720p and 1080i HDTV's. Their picture sharpness and quality do not compare to this TV. The cabinet is minimum size for the picture size. It even has a DVI input for the forthcoming HD DVD's (1080p input). The native mode eliminates almost all conversions and, for 1080i broadcasts, produces exactly what is broadcast.

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Great Buy for the Money
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Cost, ease of use, picture quality. Especially for an "off brand"

Weakness: None, really

Was a bit concerned about paying 2000.00 for an unreviewed monitor, but the choices in this screen size are very limited. The display quality is suprisingly excellent; I am very pleased with the purchase both as a TV and a computer monitor

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