Westinghouse Digital’s First LED HDTVs Hit Retail in June
Westinghouse Digital will ship the first two models of a new line of edge-lit LED HDTVs through mass-market distribution channels beginning in June. The 26- and 32-inch 720p sets, just an inch thick at their edges, will carry MSRPs of $329 and $429, respectively.
They will also carry a strong ‘eco-friendly’ story to retail shelves – they are two of six models in the eight-SKU line rolling out through the 2010 holiday selling season that meet Energy Star 5.0 rating standards not set to go into effect until 2012.
The entire series will span screen sizes from a 24-inch 1080p 120Hz SKU due in Q3 at $299 up through a 55-inch 1080p 120Hz SKU coming out in November at a price expected to be in the $1,499 range, according to Rey Roque, vice president of marketing. Other models due out in 1080p are 26 inches, 32 inches, 42 inches and 46 inches; the 46- and 55-inch sets will be Energy Star 4.0-rated.