The Westinghouse W4207 is a valued priced 42" LCD television with a native resolution of 1366x768 which is equivalent to the more well known 720p. To achieve a price that is lower than most competitors Westinghouse removed some of more standard features found in those other sets. The most notable omission is the absense of tuner capabilities, this means to watch any television content you need a satellite or cable box connected. Receiving over the air broadcasts is not possible, this actually makes the official classification of the W4207 a monitor and not a true HD television.
- 42" LCD panel at 720p (1366x768) native resolution
- Picture-in-Picture capabilities
- Inputs: 1 x HDMI, 1 x DVI, 2 x Component, 1 x VGA, 2 x Composite, 1 x S-Video
Almost all properties of the displayed picture can be adjusted including backlight levels and color temperature. Furthermore, each input has an independent memory so they all have their own settings that can be changed without affecting each other. The aspect ratio and mode capabilities are lacking compared to other sets, as only 2 options are available: fill and standard. Using the fill mode stretches the picture to fit the screen's dimensions, the problem is that letterboxed DVD movies, or television shows can't be zoomed in to remove the letter boxes. Your only choices are to have 4 black bars around the picture, or stretch and distort the image.
The picture-in-picture capabilities of the set are actually more versatile than many expensive and more modern televisions. The PIP sources can be from any of the inputs, while many modern televisions only allow for one input to be used while the secondardy picture comes from the internal tuner. PIP modes include a smaller inset image, and also two side by side images of the same size.
Input control is a feature that Westinghouse attempted to make more convenient. On the remote control there aer dedicated buttons for each input so you can switch inputs in one press. Furthermore, the television features input sensing capabilities which changes the input to the most recent one that has been "turned on".