Westinghouse HDTVs add SRS TruSurround HD audio

Westinghouse LD4258 HDTV

Westinghouse—perhaps better known for its nuclear power plants than consumer electronics—is now shipping two LED-backlist HDTVs with SRS TruSurround HD audio, enabling the systems to handle surround sound mixes using just two speakers. The experience is undoubtedly not the same as a true surround-sound setup, but it also lacks those annoying satellite speakers you’re always bumping into and hidden cabling that seems to wander around freely whenever you vacuum.

“Our TruSurround HD technology is the industry’s most popular virtual surround sound solution and we are excited that Westinghouse Digital’s customers are now able to enjoy this powerful audio enhancement technology from the comforts of their own homes,” said SRS Labs senior VP Allen H. Gharapetian, in a statement.

Westinghouse’s 26-inch LD-2680 and 42-inch LD-4258 are the first to feature the technology; the former is available through Costco while the latter has landed at Best Buy. Both feature 1,920 by 1,080-pixel resolution, 176° viewing angles, and dual HDMI inputs (along with VGA). The 42-inch model also features S/PDIF digital audio output, while both offer stereo RCA audio output.

However, folks who want to try their luck at getting one of the units for free can look at SRS Labs for a sweepstakes: SRS is giving away one each of the two Westinghouse HDTVs.