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The Westinghouse TX-42F450S is a 42" LCD HDTV from Westinghouse's top-of-the-line TX Series of televisions.

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Pros

tuner works with a wide range of standards and seems to pick up everything

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extremely bright, can handle a sunlit room with no problems

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plenty of inputs for both legacy and newer equipment

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renders sports smoothly and clearly without any blur

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Cons

VGA connection doesn't read from a PC properly, tends to lock up the screen

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not capable of very realistic colors, tends to look overly vibrant

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HDMI connections to a PC lose sharpness

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The Westinghouse TX-42F450S is a 42" LCD HDTV from Westinghouse's top-of-the-line TX Series of televisions.  The TV features 1080p native resolution and a 120 Hz panel for a combination of crisp images and a fast refresh rate to provide a complete high definition experience.  It includes automatic source detection technology as well as DayBright panel technology to provide a clear picture in both day and night.  The TX-42F450S has a contrast ratio of 6000:1 and a response time of 6.5 ms which is an improvement compared to the 1000:1 contrast ratio and 8 ms response time of most of Westinghouse's previous TX series TVs.  It is equipped with an ATSC, NTSC, CATV, and Clear QAM TV tuner in addition to a range of inputs including HDMI, Component, Composite, VGA, and SPDIF.  The TX-42F450S is expected to be released in April 2009.

Features/Specs
  • 42" LCD HDTV
  • 120 Hz and Motion Estimation/Motion Compensation
  • 1080p; 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • ATSC / NTSC / CATV / Clear QAM TV tuner
  • 6000:1 contrast ratio
  • 400 nits brightness
  • 6.5 ms response time
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Autosource™ automatic source detection and switching
  • DayBright™ panel technology
  • SpineDesign™ construction
  • Inputs: 4 HDMI, 2 Component, 2 Composite, 1 VGA, 1 SPDIF
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