Was looking to trade up from my old big clunker of a tube TV to a new streamlined flat screen, and after all the investigating (there were hours of it) I decided on this Westinghouse 40'. It was the cheapest in it's category, and out of all the stores and web sites I tried. The only other place who had it for $299.00 was Best Buy, but on Amazon I got to save myself the $20.00 in tax ( I live in Taxachussetts). I have had it for over a month now with no issues so far.
Excellent picture for the price
The picture looks great. The speakers are pretty bad they crackle when turned up. But if you hook up surround it's not an issue. The base is pretty lame you have to screw it on, i've never seen that before. For $400 it's a great tv. I was surprised bc i figured it was a westinghouse POS, but it seems legit. If your on a budget or just cheap as hell, this tv is what's up
Surprisingly good contrast, since everything else is subpar
Testing budget TVs offers a thrill that higher-end models don't give. Every time I review one of these low-end displays, I hope that it'll be the one, that diamond in the rough with outstanding picture quality for a bargain. The Westinghouse CW46T9FW is just the latest disappointment. And to add insult to injury, it doesn't even look good aesthetically.
Saying that everything is bad on this Westinghouse would be dishonest. It has good contrast, plus its audio quality is actually decent.
No Frills, Crazy Wall Mount, High Value
If you plan to mount your TV, stay away from the UW40T2BW, unless you are looking for a challenge and a trip to the hardware store (but see edit above). Otherwise, I have been very pleased with the picture, apart from some splotchy color areas here and there. Motion looks very nice, and the overall package compares very well to other TVs in the same price range. It is great to see Westinghouse remain competitive.
My first LED TV
This is my first LED tv and I'm impressed. Great picture, really thin frame. What more could you ask for? I've spend a couple days paying attention issues with the picture, really searching for anything. There really isn't much to complain about. I was a little concerned about a 60hz refresh rate being an issue, but it's refresh rate, even in action scenes is really, really good. No complaints there. The dark is very dark, giving the right feel of depth.
Mediocre picture, No legacy inputs
Bought as a replacement for my bedroom tv. Not much info on the box. (Model number is only on shipping label). Didn't realize they made TVs with VGA inputs, but no RGB. Assumed 1/8" audio jack was headphones. It is a redundant audio in. No way to get signal in or variable audio out. Not useful to me. Would give it a better rating if it looked as good on, as it does off.
Functional with a few quirks
This TV has a good number of inputs, is very thin, and has a good picture.
However, after an exchange to verify it wasn't my unit specifically, I identified two flaws in this model of TV. One, the volume is always too loud. Having it on 1 or 2 is a reasonable listening level, and it is unbearable after about 20 (of 100). Two, given the LED nature, there are 'hot spots' on the screen where the backlights are.
Doesn't meet Energy Star specifications
The Westinghouse VR-6025Z is a low cost high definition LCD TV. This is an expansion of the Westinghouse VR-5585DFZ, with a larger 60 inch display area and a higher 5000:1 contrast ratio. Other features are similar, including the 120Hz refresh rate for jitter-free display of fast-moving sports and action movies.
Solid assortment of video inputs
Westinghouse's VR-6025Z is designed for the budget-conscious consumer who wants an all-purpose big-screen HDTV and is willing to sacrifice bells and whistles to get it. You still get a 1080p resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a solid connection panel. You don't get the Web/media services you'll find on pricier sets; then again, with the money you save, you could invest in a Roku 2 or Apple TV and enjoy those features via a standalone box.
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