Got my Westinghouse LVM-37W3 37" 1080p display today!

Discussion in 'Displays' started by 5150Joker, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. 320cdi

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    I am extremely pleased with this monitor. I upgraded from a Sony 19" and I should smack myself for waiting so long to upgrade to a LARGE monitor.
     
  2. duce3

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    pics please
     
  3. Leykis

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    This may be a dumb question but I'm gonna ask it anyways. When watching HD-DVD's on my friend's 720p LCD there are black bars on the top and bottom of the picture. Is this because his set has a 1366x768 native resolution? If I were viewing this same HD-DVD movie on a 1080p(1920x1080) set would the black bars not be there and the movie fill the screen?
     
  4. duce3

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    It depends on the aspect ratio if the film is 16:9 you wouldn't have any black bars. If the movies are 16:10 there will be black bars.
     
  5. Skinny1

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    OMG. I got mine last week!!! This Monitor ROCKS!!!!!
     
  6. duce3

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    Hurry up Friday! I need Friday!
     
  7. reductant

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    No, it's because some movies are not filmed at 16:9 widescreen but at different widescreen ratios.
     
  8. Leykis

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    Thanks duce3 and reductant for clearing that up for me.

    I think I'm going to order this set through Sam's Club, they got it for $1,047. Not a bad deal but you gotta pay shipping($99) and sales tax. I figure it's worth the extra money to get it from somewhere that will allow returns on this thing forever, so in case I don't like it I can send it back and still get a refund.
     
  9. duce3

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    IF I could stomach buying something from them I would have but I don't like them. I wish Costco had it.
     
  10. claudione314

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    Just to clarify on the movie format issue. Some theatrical movies are shot in 1.78:1 widescreen (aka 16:9), some in 1.85:1, and some in 2.35:1 (anamorphic). The latter is going to be displayed on a 16:9 screen with black bars on top and bottom, though obviously not as large as they would be on a 4:3 screen.
     
  11. spkl

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    Sort of off topic.....

    Now that I have this beast of a monitor I can lay in bed and read the screen now!!!


    The problem is my logitech MX1000 has a craptastic range of about 3 feet.

    Can someone recommend a mouse with better range and recharging base?
     
  12. duce3

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    I have a logitec bluetooth elite keyboard and mouse and they are freaking great. Have had them almost two years! Not one problem yet. As far as range you get about 30 feet even through a wall or two.
     
  13. Gravestone Doji

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    How is Sams Club so different from Costco?
     
  14. duce3

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    Because it is owned by walmart. Not to get political I just choose not to spend my money with walmart but I am not on here to tell people not to spend there money were they want. Just my own personnel opinion.
     
  15. Ryom

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    Costco is famous for treating its supply chain and employees well. Walmart (sams is under the same management as walmart), not so much.

    So some people choose to spend money with the retailer that is "less evil", ie: Costco and not use Walmart/Sams. I'm one of them.

    Back on topic: Its unfortunate Costco doesn't have the Westy, I would have got it from them if they did. I went with Crutchfield instead of Sams :)
     
  16. Leykis

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    I would have gone with Costco too if they carried the set and I would have gone with Crutchfield if they still carried it.
     
  17. bpaul2303

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    What is the firmware version on that TV you just got?
     
  18. g1xx3r

    g1xx3r [H]ardness Supreme

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    Can someone in the know make a Firmware rev. list and possibly how to tell the manufacture date.There seems to be a little confusion as to which FW is the latest..ie. 1.0 vs 1.8..I have a 1.0 that has Autosource but Sisoft shows the manufacture date as 1/2006 so I dont know if I have the original 1.0 or the Final 1.0..
     
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    I looked through the thread but couldnt find any definite answer. I just bought the xfx 7900gs from newegg and want to get this westinghouse soon. Was wondering if i can run it at max resolution at 1080 x 1920. Hope it can or I will return it for a better card. Please let me know...thanks
     
  20. kinson

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    I think you might wanna run it at 1920x1080 first ;)... and yes, you should be able to.
     
  21. Leykis

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    This would be good information to know. Will those of you who recently purchased this set please tell us your FW version, mfg. date and where you bought it. Thanks!
     
  22. 320cdi

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    Were do you find the Mfg date?
     
  23. Nye553

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    off topic but, what app makes those little icons on the bottom mid?

    I guess I'll contribute to this westy thread by saying I hope to purchase this display in the near future :)

    Although, I'm a pretty big newb so I'm not sure if my computer can/needs to be able to handle this display... I just have a 2 year old Dell with a 17in crt monitor :(. I'll have to do more research.
     
  24. duce3

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    I'm using rocket dock from punk software. It is free just follow this link www.punksoftware.com/. I ordered mine on Monday and it should be here by friday. I hope my laptop can run it until I build a new rig.
     
  25. [Retaliation]

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    damn u...beat me to it
     
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    Return for refund within: non-refundable
    Return for replacement within: non-replaceable


    :rolleyes:
     
  28. rockman1117

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    I bought this a few weeks ago for 100 dollars more, and it was still worth it then. This is even better. Just make sure if you buy it from them, you're on top of the shipping, otherwise you might end up waiting additional days as it sits in the shipper's warehouse waiting for a shipping appointment.
     
  29. DooLocsta

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    Since Crutchfield does not carry this monitor anymore it is my understanding that anywhere offering this on the net has the same policy. I still want to order one though.
     
  30. ChatChai

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    Are they discontinuing this model then or are they on backorder or something? I've been drooling at this Westy and have yet to pull the trigger. I am waiting on a buddy of mine to give me a quote.
     
  31. mecdrox

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    Dude where did you get that smoov desk? Name, Make, Modle? What ever it is let me know.

    -Mecdrox
     
  32. Leykis

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    Well, I changed my mind and ordered it through BestBuy.com. Got porked $1400 for it but I figure I'll use their 30 days to try it out and then return it and purchase it through someone else if I decide to keep it.
     
  33. Viper87227

    Viper87227 [H]ard as it Gets

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    I think that is probably the most asked question in this thread. That is the Ikea Jerker. Tons of people here use it.
     
  34. duce3

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    it is an ikea jerker and they have been raving about it on here for a long time now.
     
  35. Nye553

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    thanks.... man, are these rumors that they're discontinuing this monitor? that would suck :(
     
  36. duce3

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    I heard they might but I also heard the opposite. I don't care about not having a turner built into it at all. I wish that IPTV will take off! But I got a little spoked at that and that made me want it so much faster. I think based on peoples reviews that this monitor will go down in history as one of the best for the price!
     
  37. kinson

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    Does not look like the Jerker to me...
     
  38. duce3

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    pretty sure it is.
     
  39. ZaCmAnIaC

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    Well...I ordered my TV on Saturday through Newegg, along with a wall mount. The wall mount is coming UPS, and is expected to be here tomorrow. The 37w3, however, is coming "AIT Front Door Delivery", and I don't know how long it's supposed to take to ship, NOR has the tracking on the website updated at ALL since Feb. 5th, when it supposedly shipped out.

    What is the deal...? Did anyone else who ordered through Newegg not have their tracking update, or anything like that? If it will help, it supposedly left from:

    Rowland Bulk Item Warehouse
    18045 Rowland St.
    City of Industry,CA 91748

    and on the "tracking" on the AIT site, it says "AIT Station: LAX"

    I live in Washington. When do you guys think it will arrive?
     
  40. duce3

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    Not sure buddy I ordered mine on monday from PC Nation and it shipped out yesterday. Still haven't got a tracking number from them but they said it is supposed to be here on friday. I am in the seattle area and they said it shipped from Texas. Which wall mount did you get?