At a pre-CES event in Las Vegas, Westinghouse showed off a widescreen (21:9 aspect ratio) gaming monitor that also happened to be curved, and thereby make for a more immersive gaming experience. The resolution is said to be 3K, so about 3440×1440 pixels, and offering both HDMI and MiniDisplayPort inputs. Also on hand was a 42-inch 4K LCD flatscreen, and the rep on-hand said that it’s part of a new range that will include top-tier specs but be aggressively priced, as is the Westinghouse tradition. Smaller and larger models will also be part of the lineup.
The monitor will be out sometime this spring, we were told, and will reportedly cost under $800. It should offer much better value than the 34-inch screen just unveiled by Philips. Pricing for the 4K TV range was not divulged, however, but they should launch around the same time.]]>
Westinghouse believes that a curved display makes sense when aiming for immersion, like when playing games and for an individual, but doesn’t for a family TV in the lounge room. I agree. There really hasn’t been great justification from other curved display makers other than.. he we could, so we did.
The 34” monitor features 3440×1440 resolution at 60Hz, a refresh rate not achieved by a lot of display pushing that many pixels. The quality was stunning, only for the lack of seats at this CES display did I not sit down and spend an hour there.
As for their 4K offering, they’re display comes in almost a crazy range of sizes between 42” and 85”. They also cheated by playing videos of puppies. The biggest question to date with 4K displays has been the one of content sources and thankfully Westinghouse has a partnership with Netflix which is an app on the TV that comes pre-installed. Netflix offers a premium tier that provides a growing catalog of 4K content, so while this isn’t problem solved, it’s the best answer a display maker has had so far.
As Netflix is due for release in Australia in just a couple of months, including the 4K option, it’s possible we could see Westinghouse enter the Australian market now they have a content story to tell.]]>
Las Vegas, NV, January 6, 2015 — Westinghouse Electronics, one of the leading LED TV manufacturers in the U.S., will show its next generation of 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) LED televisions including a Smart TV version at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, January 6-19, 2015 at the Westgate Las Vegas, Hospitality Suite 573.
Equipped with advanced technologies, the next generation 4K line of TVs will range in sizes from 42-inch to 85-inch screens and will display true, native 4K. Plus consumers will have the option to purchase a 4K UHD Smart TV from Westinghouse. Designed to handle 4K content from streaming services like Netflix, Westinghouse televisions will be equipped with the latest HEVC codec as well as HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0. Westinghouse knows upgrading to a new TV technology is a big commitment and is dedicated to providing the latest chipsets and technology currently available to its customers.
“Westinghouse Electronics continues to be a leader in new TV technology”, said Brett Hunt, with Westinghouse Electronics. “Numerous advances have been made since the first introduction of 4K UltraHD displays into the market including HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. We are committed to providing our customers with the latest TV technology available at a competitive price.”
The new Westinghouse lineup of UHD native 4K displays consists of six models ranging from 42-inches to a large format 85-inch perfect for those larger rooms. All feature 16×9 widescreen aspect ratios and the highest picture quality currently achievable in the video market at 3840 x 2160 pixels of resolution. This is quadruple times the resolution of today’s best 1080p high
definition displays, or four times the number of pixels. All models are capable of displaying native 4K content and also can up convert lower resolution content to 4K.
The Westinghouse 85”, 75”, 55”, 50” and 42” 4K Ultra HD Televisions including the Smart TV option and will be available at the beginning of Q2 2015. Pricing starts at $599 for the 42” Smart TV version with the 50” at $849, 55” at $1199, 65” at $1699, 75” at $5,499 and 85” at $8,499 all with Smart TV capabilities.]]>
Las Vegas, January 6, 2015 — Westinghouse Electronics, one of the leading display manufacturers in the U.S., will be launching its latest generation of 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) professional desktop displays including the a 34” curved version at 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, January 6-19, 2015 at the Westgate Las Vegas, Hospitality Suite 573.
“Ultra HD displays are a perfect solution for the design, architectural and financial services industry provide exceptional image quality and performance with today’s most advanced display technologies” says Brett Hunt with Westinghouse Electronics. “These industries demand large, high resolution desktop displays for complex, detailed information. At four times the resolution of current High Definition displays, Westinghouse Digital’s new 4K UHD desktop displays provide sharp, crisp images and a level of detail not found in current HD displays.”
Ultra HD resolution displays are the perfect solution for design and architectural offices where intricate, complex CAD designs can be viewed in crisp, sharp detail. The financial services industry can benefit from UHD desktop displays by reducing the number of monitors needed in a workspace. Screens can be split into 4 separate high definition, 1080p images, providing clarity for spreadsheets, website and other data applications.
The latest generation Westinghouse lineup of UHD (4K) desktop monitors are available in 28”, and 40” options plus a curved 34” version. The 40” and 28” version features 16×9 widescreen aspect ratios and the highest picture quality currently achievable in the video market at eight (8)
times the resolution of current 1080p monitors. The 34” curved version features a 21×9 aspect ratio.
Westinghouse Digital’s 4K UHD displays provide a number of key features designed for commercial applications. Supporting resolutions up to 4086x 2160 pixels @ 60 Hz, the full line features the ability to upscale standard definition, high definition or full high definition content. The displays can be mounted in portrait or landscape mode for a wide range of commercial applications. Incorporated connections include DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0 and dual link DVI-D input, allowing seamless connectivity options for all. The 34” Curved version supports 3340×1440 pixels and includes DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0 and dual link DVI-D input as well. The displays feature a robust enclosure and are protected by a standard, 1-year warranty.
MSRP for the 40” 4K UHD monitor is $699 with the 28” 4k UHD monitor at $499]]>