#5 Westinghouse LTV-30W2 30″ Progressive-Scan LCD TV

Westinghouse LTV-30W2 30″ Progressive-Scan LCD TV

  • 30 viewable screen
  • 16.7 million color display
  • Compatible with 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, PC(1280×768 optimum)
  • Native Resolution – 1280 x 768 (optimum)
  • Aspect ratio – 5 – 3

Westinghouse LTV-30W2 30″ Progressive-Scan LCD TV

Product Description

Easily upgrade your TV to an HDTV-capable widescreen flat-panel LCD. The Westinghouse LTV-30W2 is a 30″ Progressive-Scan LCD TV is the right replacement for your old-fashioned picture tube TV. It’s designed to deliver the best in picture quality whether you’re watching TV, a DVD, digital video from a PC or camcorder or just playing your favorite video game. The high 500:1 contrast ratio and bright display provide you with the clear image and bright colors you’d like to see, while the wider viewing angles let you enjoy a full-sized picture from any part of the room. View movies while connected to almost any outside source — including DVI with HDCP devices. The speakers are located at the bottom instead of the sides, for a better fit in square spaces. There’s even a set of available frames & mattes to make your TV match your home’s decor. Though not built-in, this TV is capable of displaying HDTV images when connected through an external source. If you need a new TV or are just in the looking stage, the LTV-30W2 is a great buy. Contrast Ratio – 600 – 1 Viewing angles – 170 degrees horizontal and vertical (in 4 – 3 mode) Response Time – 16 ms Brightness – 550 cd/m2 4H comb filter Progressive scan Inverse 3 – 2 pulldown Cable ready NTSC tuner Speakers deliver up to 9 watts per channel sound. For better audio performance, we suggest adding an optional Home-Theater sound system that can deliver true 5.1 surround sound Lamp Life – 40,000 Hrs (replaceable) Inputs – Video in, S-Video In, YPbPr in, 2 Audio in (dual RCA), Antenna in, Power in DVI and HDCP connectors You may also use this TV as a PC monitor through the DVI port Includes Table Stand and Remote Control Dimensions (WxHxD) – (with stand) 33.85 x 20.63 x 8.00 inches / (without stand) 33.8 x 18.6 x 4.5 inches


Save space in your entertainment center and enjoy vivid, colorful video with the 30-inch Westinghouse LTV-30W2 LCD TV, featuring a super-bright, HD-ready widescreen display and a stylishly thin, wall-mountable and frame-ready design. It has a built-in 181-channel NTSC tuner and it’s capable of displaying high definition TV signals with an optional receiver or cable/satellite set-top box. In addition to HDTV functionality, this set can also be used as a PC monitor via the DVI and VGA inputs. It comes with a tabletop stand that’s removable for wall mounting (with optional hardware).

The LTV-30W2 has a 1280 x 720-pixel resolution, 16ms (millisecond) response time, 170-degree viewing angle, 550 cd/m2 (candela per square meter) brightness rating–perfect for viewing colorful details in even direct sunlight–and 600:1 contrast ratio. (The higher the contrast ratio, the greater a TV’s ability to display subtle color details and not get washed out by ambient room light.) It’s capable of displaying 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i high-definition video. This set provides a unique 5:3 aspect ratio, which is right between the standard TV aspect ratio of 4:3 and HDTV widescreen 16:9 ratio.

It features Faroudja’s Emmy award-winning DCDi deinterlacing and scaling technology to up-convert standard video in DVDs to HD resolutions. DCDi (Directional Correlational Deinterlacing) technology eliminates the jagginess that conventional upconverters introduced to diagonal edges in video. FaroudjaÕs unique DCDi algorithm identifies all the moving edges in a scene and adjusts the angle of interpolation at each pixel so that the interpolation always follows the edge instead of crossing it, eliminating staircasing or jagged edge artifacts.

The 3D comb filter separates brightness and color signals better in 3D domain to eliminate cross-color, cross-luminance and dot-crawl distortion. It performs field-by-field comparisons of the television image to accurately separate the color from the black-and-white information and remove both horizontally and vertically hanging dots, as well as dot crawl, resulting in a razor sharp image.

This set also performs 3:2 pulldown detection and reversal, too–a handy feature for watching progressive-scan movie programs in their native 24-frame format. To adapt 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video, frames in the original movie must be duplicated; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this duplication by removing the redundant information to display a frame-accurate picture. Other video processing features include 3D-de-interlacing and progressive scan conversion, low-angle interpolation, and 3D digital upscaling (often beyond HD resolution). Other convenience features include an adjustable backlight for ambient lighting and power savings, picture-in-picture capability, closed caption decoding, and V-Chip parental controls.

It has two side-mounted stereo speakers that produce 18 watts of total audio power (9 watts per channel). It offers the following connection options:

  • Composite AV (RCA): 2 in
  • S-Video: 1 in
  • Component Video: 2 in
  • DVI: 1 in
  • PC VGA: 1 in
  • RF: 1 in
  • Headphone: 1

Tech Talk
Component video (also called Y/Pb/Pr) features a three-jack video input, which provides separate connections for luminance (Y), blue color difference (PB) and red color difference (PR). This results in increased bandwidth for color information, resulting in a more accurate picture with clearer color reproduction and less bleeding than you would get with S-Video or composite (RCA yellow video plug) connections. You will need a separate RCA left/right audio cable for sound.

DVI (Digital Video Interface) provides an uncompressed transfer of high definition video from a digital video source to a digital display device. This universal standard for connecting flat-panel monitors is also used for data projectors, plasma displays, and digital TVs.

What’s in the Box
LCD TV, remote control (with batteries), tabletop stand, power cable, printed operating instructions