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Posted: 12/1/2007 2:57:09 PM EDT
They seem to be cheaper than other brands, at least in Best Buy.

Is there a reason for that? How do they rate?
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 3:14:51 PM EDT
We bought one 2 yrs ago,32"-great picture -no problems, and it was a couple hundred cheaper,didn't exactly buy it 'cause of that. We compared pictures in the store ,and I figured they probably ,are all built from the same components.We bought the cheaper Westinghouse ,and haven't regreted it . Ya pays yer money,and takes yer chances-----Steve
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 3:16:26 PM EDT
I bought my last TV (50" Panasonic plasma) from Crutchfield.com and I saved a couple hundred on sales tax (none) and free delivery.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 3:20:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2007 4:08:14 PM EDT by 480Volt]
Westinghouse is cheap and IMO crappy. I have heard many complaints about them from customers of mine.

I find Vizio to be the best of the "lower brands", I liked the ones that I've installed so much that I bought one for my own home (32" for the bedroom).
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 4:41:50 PM EDT
I have seen nothing good about the "Westinghouse" brand.

They took a formerly good brand name and slapped in on the least expensive product they could find..

I agree about Visio being the best of the "lower brands". Just wish they had discrete codes.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 4:43:06 PM EDT
I got a Sharp Aquos 46" and love it! Paid $1,299 day after T-Day.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 4:44:48 PM EDT
Walmart has a 42"Polaroid LCD for 798. Dont know about quality though
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 4:46:11 PM EDT
If you look at the most common deal on refurbished tvs you will see that Westinghouse is the brand most often listed. That is enough information for me to stay away.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 4:53:09 PM EDT
The deals are out there from day to day. I suggest you spend some time at a store and compare sets. You'll quickly see which sets have a better picture. Look at the specs of those that look good and those that don't and you should be able to spot a deal when it comes.

So far Contrast ratio seems to be a big determiner of picture quality from what I've seen. Look at the Sony's, Samsungs and Sharps. ...but I'll bet there are some hidden jewels in the other brands.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 4:57:23 PM EDT
All I know is, folks used to just buy CRT TV's that looked good enough and had the features they wanted. All of a sudden, it's a decision that demands hours of research. It's a TV. Don't spend too much.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 5:03:33 PM EDT
I'd stay away from Westinghouse. For just a bit more money you can have a Vizio and, hell, a good Panasonic isn't that much either.
Link Posted: 12/1/2007 5:04:13 PM EDT
Westinghouse sucks.

Link Posted: 12/1/2007 5:04:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Subnet:
All I know is, folks used to just buy CRT TV's that looked good enough and had the features they wanted. All of a sudden, it's a decision that demands hours of research. It's a TV. Don't spend too much.
I don't know about you, but even in the prime of CRT TV's, everyone I knew did research to find the best one they could get for the money.

Link Posted: 12/1/2007 5:27:45 PM EDT
They've got a terrible rap, so I assume there's a reason for it.
Link Posted: 12/2/2007 3:11:45 PM EDT
had my 42 inch westy for a year and a half now with no complaints
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