June 29, 2006

Westinghouse expands widescreen line

Westinghouse Digital Electronics recently announced its new HD-Grade 22-inch multifunctional widescreen flat panel monitor, model LCM-22w2, joining the company's growing line of widescreen desktop monitors, which

includes 17- and 19-inch-wide models.

This sleek, lightweight, multifunctional monitor connects to a variety of video sources, including desktop and notebook computers, satellite, HDTV and cable receivers for watching television, DVD players, and camcorders and game consoles, and features built-in speakers. The 5ms response time is suitable for playing computer games and viewing action movies and sports.

The LCM-22w2 features a black chassis with detachable stand for wall mounting and delivers a bright, clear display optimized for Wide Super XGA (WSXGA), or 1680x1050 resolution. Widescreen notebook users who prefer a larger monitor can plug their computer into the LCM-22w2, without the need to switch formats between laptop and desktop applications or change the screen resolution.

The LCM-22w2 features an extra-wide viewing angle for optimum visibility. Its wide 16:10 aspect ratio is suitable for business applications, including large spreadsheets, video editing, publication, and graphic design. Consumers can use the wide screen to leave office tool bars open on the side while working on other documents, and wide spreadsheets can be viewed without scrolling side to side.

Featuring plug-and-play capability, the monitor automatically identifies the best display resolution when it is plugged into a PC, eliminating the complicated and time-consuming installation process.

Product specifications include
Screen size: 22 inches
Native resolution: 1680 x 1050
Aspect ratio: 16:10
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Contrast ratio: 700:1
Viewing angle: 170-degree (horizontal); 160-degree (vertical)
Response time: 5ms
Display Colors: 16.7 million colors

The LCM-22w2 is available at retailers nationwide for an estimated price of $499. To locate a specific retailer, please visit www.westinghousedigital.com