Summary: For years, TVs with built-in DVD players have been a red-flag for sloppy construction and unreliability. The Westinghouse VK-405F580D is about to change that perception; the company produces one of the only flat-panel high-definition TVs to offer this feature. While on their own, the LCD and the DVD player included here will not set the gadget world on fire, but this is a case in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
With the 40-inch LCD 1080p HDTV/DVD combo, they're giving consumers one heck of a reason to take the Full HD plunge
Consumer Electronics Net
24 October 2008
Excerpt: Westinghouse Digital has been at the forefront of high-quality, low-cost 1080p-resolution HDTVs for more than three years now. With the 40-inch LCD 1080p HDTV and DVD combo, they're giving consumers one heck of a reason to take the Full HD (1920 x 1080p) HDTV plunge. Picture I've been working with Westinghouse Digital HDTVs and monitors for three years now, and I was looking forward to taking a look at the company's latest offering.
Summary: The Westinghouse VK-40F580D combines a very good high definition TV with a so-so standard definition DVD player. If you have a collection of SD DVDs, the convenience of an all-in-one package is appealing. But if you want to see this HDTV really shine, hook it up to a Blu-ray player.