I bought a 37″ Westinghouse LVM-37W1 1080i LCD monitor 3 years ago expecting to get 10 years of life out of it. I spent $1,803 on it (I am an early adopter). Now it is losing it’s picture a lot and is becoming unstable.
I understand that the lifespan for a LCD TV is around 60,000 hours. At ten years of use I should have got 16 hours a day use out of it. We usually watch about 2 hours a day.
I did a search on the internet for “Westinghouse LVM-37w1 Repair” and found a ton of people with the same issue I have:
I tried a technician knowledgeable on this set, and it would have cost $500-800 to repair the set. We learned from different forums that the likely culprit was either the power supply board or the LCD controller. We also picked up the rumor that Westinghouse had quit making replacement part. It would seem that the management of this organization has a death wish. TO THE CHASE: shopjimmy.com is now selling parts from cannibalized sets. They have a non-DOA warranty and a good return policy. A power supply from “Jimmy” solved my problem. I have one important hint: To remove the back, take out the obvious screws and the base. Then remove the ~5/8″ rods that protrude from the bottom. There is a screw up inside each rod.
$500 to $800 bucks is a ton of $ for a power supply that is not made any longer. I am not buying Westinghouse anymore if they won’t support their project only after 3 years! I can buy a new 40″ LCD at Costco for $999 that does 1080P.
Another consideration is the TV monitor LVM-37W1 uses 270 watts during use. A new and even larger monitor will require 265 watts. (I thought that would be lower by now.)
Also I would like to get a monitor with a card slot so I can get rid of the Comcast DVR which wastes a ton of electricity.
Update: I was in BestBuy today (the place I bought the LCD) and they do have the power supply listed on their site – so it can be ordered. Now the issue is if I want to replace it myself. PWB assy main bd l37avw 43aab part number Westinghouse Digital Part #5600110382