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TOP 5, including WESTINGHOUSE

zedd
02-07-2006, 11:15 AM
From the Westinghouse website:

Westinghouse Digital Announces Its Market Position as One of the Top Five LCD TV Companies
LCD Company Has Top Selling LCD TVs in North America

CES SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif., Jan. 3, 2006 – Westinghouse Digital Electronics today announced its market position as one of the top five LCD TV companies in North America.*

“Westinghouse Digital has become one of the top five sellers of LCD TVs in the U.S.,” said Riddhi Patel, senior analyst at iSuppli Corporation. “The company has successfully executed its strategy of introducing TVs into the market that meet consumers’ needs for innovative and high-quality products from a brand they can trust.” <H6><H6><H6>As noted in iSuppli Corporation’s “Television Systems Market Tracker Q4 2005,” Westinghouse Digital was ranked number five among branded LCD TVs behind Sharp, Philips, Sony and Samsung</H6><H6>The Westinghouse LTV-27w2 LCD TV and LVM-37w1 LCD video monitor were the number one-sellers in their categories in the U.S. through November 2005 and the LTV-32w1 was a category leader.*</H6><H6>In addition to LCD TVs, Westinghouse Digital also offers HDTV/DVD combos, HD 1080p monitors, HD-GradeTM computer monitors and digital photo frames through consumer electronics retailers nationwide.</H6><H6>“Our leadership in the market demonstrates our commitment to our consumers and their trust and satisfaction in our products,” said Richard Houng, CEO of Westinghouse Digital Electronics. “In addition to TVs, Westinghouse Digital is a leader in the consumer electronics industry, bringing to market a broad range of innovative LCD products that are preferred for digital content delivery—from one to 56 inches.”</H6><H6>According to iSuppli, worldwide LCD-TV shipments are expected to rise to 76.6 million units in 2009, expanding at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 47.2 percent from 8.9 million units in 2004. In 2005 shipments were expected to grow to 19.6 million units, up 122% percent from 2004.</H6><H6>“LCD-TVs have experienced faster-than-expected shipments due to increased consumer acceptance and declining prices,” said Patel. “Furthermore, panel makers are expanding their production capacities to fuel demand and encourage greater adoption.”


About Westinghouse Digital Electronics:
Westinghouse Digital Electronics, one of the top five LCD TV manufacturers in the U.S., provides consumers with a full line of innovative LCD displays and other consumer electronic products, delivering the latest digital content for the ultimate entertainment experience. The company has successfully executed its visionary go-to-market strategy of bringing technologically advanced products to mainstream consumers, including LCD TV/DVD combos featuring Pixel Direct™ technology, video monitors that deliver 1080p resolution, digital photo frames, and HD-Grade™ computer monitors in both standard aspect and widescreen formats. Westinghouse Digital is dedicated to providing consumers with stylish, feature-rich and high-quality entertainment devices to meet the needs of every household member. Westinghouse products are available nationwide in more than 2,800 consumer electronics retail stores and other resellers. For more information, please visit www.westinghousedigital.com (http://www.westinghousedigital.com/).</H6><H6 class=MsoBodyTextIndent style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><H6 class=MsoBodyTextIndent style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><H6 class=MsoBodyTextIndent style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><H6 class=MsoBodyTextIndent style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal"><H6 class=MsoBodyTextIndent style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; tab-stops: right 484.2pt"><H6 class=MsoBodyTextIndent style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; tab-stops: right 484.2pt"><H6 class=MsoBodyTextIndent style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: normal; tab-stops: right 484.2pt"> </H6></H6></H6></H6></H6></H6></H6></H6></H6>

sl7vk
02-07-2006, 11:32 AM
Westinghouse? You mean Toshiba right?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060207/ts_afp/britainjapanusenergydivestcompanywestinghouse_0602 07030231

zedd
02-07-2006, 11:52 AM
I think its still Westinghouse for the time being since that articles posted today.

sl7vk
02-07-2006, 12:06 PM
Yeah, I was just messing around. I wonder how Toshiba will leverage their TV wing.

CaptinCrunch
02-07-2006, 12:25 PM
The only reason Westinghouse is able to be listed in the top 5 for sales is PRICE and price only. When you are selling full 1080p 37" set's at hafe of what the larger name brand set's sale for you will have high sales per unit.

But Westinghouse don't even rank in the top 5, or come close to it when it comes to quality. Sharp, Samsung, Toshiba, Panasonic, and now Sony have a proven track record with LCD, and rank among the very best being made.

I know many people have bought Westy and are happy about their purchase, but how well will those set standup to the test of time and everyday use? It may be just a old saying but it still stands the test of time and that is "You get what you pay for" and I would rather spend a little more money on a proven brand than to test the waters of a brand that has yet to prove their worth.

zedd
02-07-2006, 01:44 PM
I know many people have bought Westy and are happy about their purchase, but how well will those set standup to the test of time and everyday use? It may be just a old saying but it still stands the test of time and that is "You get what you pay for" and I would rather spend a little more money on a proven brand than to test the waters of a brand that has yet to prove their worth.

The lamp has a 50,000 hour life expectancy, it has a FULL one year warrenty from the manufacture and if your still a little shakey, you buy the extended warranty that if used "properly" gets you a new and UP TO DATE TV near the end of the FIVE YEAR TOTAL WARRANY period.

or- you go out and spend 3 or 4 grand for a product made by someone who is making a product that hasnt been in business 1/10th as long as the Westinghouse name has been in the electrical business!!

techjunky
02-07-2006, 02:30 PM
:) The lamp has a 50,000 hour life expectancy, it has a FULL one year warrenty from the manufacture and if your still a little shakey, you buy the extended warranty that if used "properly" gets you a new and UP TO DATE TV near the end of the FIVE YEAR TOTAL WARRANY period.

or- you go out and spend 3 or 4 grand for a product made by someone who is making a product that hasnt been in business 1/10th as long as the Westinghouse name has been in the electrical business!!
I think you made a good choice by purchasing the Westinghouse LCD.I realize that the Westinghouse brand name has been around for a long time, but I don't think it has much of an impact on the LCD televisions they make now days. However, it is quite amazing that this company has just started making LCD televisions and they are already competitive with the big boys. I did quite a bit of research on LCD televisions before purchasing one for my bedroom. I did'nt need anything really fancy, but I definately wanted the most bang for my buck. I did not want anything bigger than 32" and I wanted to spend around 1K if possible. When I found the Westinghouse 32" HDTV Ready model for an amazing $899.00, I knew that was the ticket. With the extended three year warranty it came to just under $1100.00! So far this television has been very reliable and offers good PQ for a sub 1k LCD. All in all its a very nice (secondary) television for me. I later went on to purchase a Sharp Aquos
LC-37db5u for the living room. I got that set for an amazing price also, $1850.00 or 2k delivered!

hdtvpros.com
02-07-2006, 05:54 PM
WOW, Westinghouse is the best, period. :rolleyes:

Someone slap me for saying that. :eek:

I guess RCA is the best they have been around forever. :bowdown:
:yippee:
:rolleyes:
:hithere:
:thumbsup:
:eek:
:cool:

LordGamer
02-07-2006, 06:34 PM
I'm tired of this topic, so here it is...

Westinghouse puts out good price to ratio HD LCDs, that any rational tech geek or mainstream user would be pleased with.

Are they the best, no. But no one is saying they are. And they are far from crap.

zedd
02-07-2006, 07:03 PM
[QUOTE=LordGamer]Westinghouse puts out good price to ratio HD LCDs, that any rational tech geek or mainstream user would be pleased with.[QUOTE]

I think he just called me a tech geek, gee..thanks!

weberman
02-07-2006, 09:53 PM
Westinghouse? You mean Toshiba right?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060207/ts_afp/britainjapanusenergydivestcompanywestinghouse_0602 07030231


The Westinghouse purchase by Toshiba has nothing to do with LCD TVs. Toshiba bought the Westinghouse Nuclear company owned by BNFL GROUP in England.

LCD TVs are made by Westinghouse Digital Electronics which licensed the Westinghouse name from its owner, Viacom.

www.westinghousedigital.com

The Vulcan
02-08-2006, 07:58 AM
I'm tired of this topic, so here it is...

Westinghouse puts out good price to ratio HD LCDs, that any rational tech geek or mainstream user would be pleased with.

Are they the best, no. But no one is saying they are. And they are far from crap.

Stupid question. Is Westinghouse part of White-Westinghouse? I always thought their appliances were sub par. But they are getting a lot of positive vibe on their LCD's.

weberman
02-08-2006, 09:32 AM
Stupid question. Is Westinghouse part of White-Westinghouse? I always thought their appliances were sub par. But they are getting a lot of positive vibe on their LCD's.


White- Westinghouse is a product line of White Consolidated Industries of Cleveland, Ohio. In 1975, the Westinghouse major appliance business was acquired by White Consolidated Industries . They have numerous brands one of which is Frigidaire.

Again no relationship to LCD TVs.

RSawdey
02-08-2006, 04:24 PM
George Westinghouse was a contemporary of Nicoli Tesla at the beginning of the last century, founding the parent of the companies you're talking about. He commercialized the Tesla invention of the AC induction motor & was instrumental in our use of AC power instead of DC like Edison wanted. But as a businessman, he wasn't so hot... Edison ate their lunch on a regular basis, even though they had the superior technology. Even though the powerplant at Niagra Falls specified AC generators, Edison got the contract to build it. When he couldn't get it to work, he had to hire Tesla as a consultant to fix it (phase relationships of wiring). When he sent a bill for the astounding sum of $100 Edison demanded an itemized bill. Tesla sent back "Making chalk marks of which wires to switch, $1. Knowing where to make chalk marks - $99." :D

Allin4greeN
02-08-2006, 04:40 PM
"Making chalk marks of which wires to switch, $1. Knowing where to make chalk marks - $99." :DThe look on Edison's face... priceless! :)