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Westinghouse Digital Announces First 42-inch 1080p High-Definition LCD Monitor

Versatile Display Serves as Entertainment Hub; Features 10 Watt Speakers and Subwoofer for Amazing Sound

CES 2006, LVCC South Hall, Booth #26430 – Westinghouse Digital Electronics, one of the top five LCD TV manufacturers in the U.S.*, today announced one of the largest monitors with 1080p HD resolution on the market, model LVM-42w2, featuring two 10-watt speakers, one 10-watt subwoofer, six HD inputs and advanced video processing, for an exceptional multimedia entertainment experience.

The versatile LVM-42w2 functions as a television when hooked up to an external cable or satellite box or can also serve as a monitor when attached to a PC or high end gaming platform, such as the Xbox 360™. Featuring an industry- leading six HD input connectors for high definition sources consumers can watch TV, DVDs, play video games, surf the Internet or view digital photos in 1080p resolution.

The LVM-42w2 features Genesis Display Perfection® technology, including Faroudja® video processing enhancement for scaling and deinterlacing that reduces the blur and jagged edges and provides sharp, crisp images in stunning color.

"As high-definition content continues to grow in popularity and availability, we believe consumers will want to purchase a 1080p display that offers the ultimate in high-definition picture quality and delivers multiple entertainment options from a single platform," said Rey Roque, vice president of marketing at Westinghouse Digital Electronics. "This display incorporates audio and visual technology innovations that demonstrate our position as a leader in providing superior products that meet consumers' entertainment needs."

The LVM-42w2 joins the Westinghouse 1080p line, which includes the best-selling 37-inch 1080p model and a 47-inch model expected to be available in major consumer electronics stores nationwide in Q1 2006. 1080p resolution is the highest standard available to consumers for HD digital video display, leading the industry in picture clarity and vividness with more than two million pixels to dramatically enhance the digital entertainment experience.

The Westinghouse LVM-42w2 features a new, attractive industrial design in charcoal with silver trim, and has "more glass and less chassis," allowing it to fit neatly in the same space that other brands can only squeeze in smaller 37- or 32-inches displays. Measuring only 4.5 inches deep and weighing 52 pounds, it easily mounts onto a wall. Its patent-pending cable management SpineDesignTM feature offers easy access from both sides of the TV "spine" for all of the video source connections including DVD players, personal computers, gaming consoles and satellite and cable boxes. SpineDesign™ also incorporates a single board to shorten the signal path from video sources to the panel for outstanding picture quality.

Incorporating a pair of 10-watt speakers and an integrated 10-watt subwoofer, the LVM-42w2 delivers the ultimate integrated sound experience. The user can also use the convenient switched stereo audio outputs to attach the monitor to their own home stereo or surround-sound speakers. In addition to sound, a fast 8ms response time and high 1000:1 contrast ratio provide crisp, clear images. The LVM-42w2 has an estimated retail price of $2,799.

Product specifications include:

Screen size: 42-inches
Native resolution: 1920x1080
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Brightness: 550 cd/m²
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Viewing angle: 176-degree (horizontal), 176-degree (vertical)
Response time: 8 ms
Display Colors: 16.7 million True Color

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.

*Among branded LCD TVs reported in iSuppli Television Tracker Q4 2005 and S&A (Shenkan and Associates) November 2005 LCD-TV Tracking Study.

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