Westinghouse LD-4655VX LED LCD HDTV Review$599.00
Software & Interface
There is but one menu, with three options on this Westinghouse. You can select picture settings, sound settings, and general settings. There is very little in the way of written explanation here, but there is also very little to control. One thing that may be hard is that our calibration settings are done in numbers, and there are no numbers on these sliders. They go in chunks of 100, but you will have to count (as we had to) all of the chunks to get it properly calibrated.
There are no extra features, no video processing modes, no media ports, or internet connectivity on this TV. The menus help you adjust the size of the picture some of the display settings and some sound equalization. For consumers interested in a Westinghouse, this simplicity hits their customer niche perfectly. People want a television that they can plug into the wall and not have to figure out a long list of overdrive features.
There is only one thoughtless design aspect here. The backlight can only be adjusted by using the remote. The button for backlight is the half moon circle, commonly used to represent contrast. So commonly used, in fact, that it is used as the graphic for contrast within the menu on this very same television. Not the greatest design, not the worst either.
The manual looks like a paperback novel, thickly filled out in three languages. There is a table of contents and tabs to help you get around, but somehow this manual is very confusing. Sections are horribly labeled to make them sound more difficult and urgent than they need be. For example, the table of contents leads you to a section called "Installing the LED TV Base". We thought we had missed something when setting up this television or like we didn't have an extra accessory that we may need for best performance. Turns out there are just three pages about attaching the stand. The complexity of this manual does not match the overall simplicity of this TV. You can find a digital copy of it here.