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Westinghouse 46″ LCD HDTV VR-4625: Specs and consumer review

We recently informed you about upcoming televisions made by Emerson and Sharp that are likely to be big sellers during the 2011 holiday sales, but we have a new entry now which may tempt you into a purchase. The infamous Westinghouse television deals are back, and we information on the 46-inch VR-4625 LCD model to tell you about.

If you have bought a Westinghouse TV model during last year’s Black Friday holiday sales, you’ll know that these sets tend to go for half the original price and are always one of the quickest doorbuster products to sell out at selected retailers. You can bet that there will once again be a chance to purchase a Westinghouse model for a good price this year, and one model which you may want to look out for is the VR-4625.

Main specs of this LCD HDTV include full 1080p HD, thanks to a 1920 x 1080 picture resolution. This model weighs 70.5 pounds, has a 60Hz refresh rate, a brightness of 400 cd/m² and a digital TV tuner. You’ll be pleased to hear that there are three HDMI slots on this particular model, as well as a VGA port in case you want to hook up your old PC if it doesn’t have a HDMI port.

A few things to take into consideration before buying:1) It isn’t an LED model, meaning that you are not going to get the best picture quality for your model. 2) The overall reliability of Westinghouse TV models have been called into question on various support boards online, so it may be better you spending just a little bit more for that extra guarantee.

However, if you just want to pick one up as a secondary TV for another room, then go ahead. Good luck trying to get one though, because as we said these models are one of the hottest items you can buy each year. Since the VR-4625 looks to be a brand new model for 2011, there doesn’t appear to be any reviews as of yet unfortunately. It may be a good idea to take a look at a professional review for a different Westinghouse model though, like CNET’s review for the 40-inch VK-40F580D for example.

If you have owned a Westinghouse model in the past or still own one, let us know your thoughts on the overall performance. Is it worth getting excited about or not?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Mad as hell
Mad as hell

I bought a 46″ in 2011 it whent grey on the left side and Westinghouse wants me to send it back they will pay for shipping and I pay for packing..but in the warranty it states 46″ will have in home repair now they renig. I am attempting BBB and Attorney General. I feel they are not telling the truth to the public.

carl
carl

I bought this model on black friday this year and quite seriously since that night this tv has been running virtually 24/7 up to the day of this comment. I have a baby and it’s helped him sleep better so i just leave it on all the time. only time its off is if we go to the store and even then not always because of shady neighbors.  its had close to about as much run time as is possible and it’s still running flawlessly no picture troubles whatsoever.  out of the box the remote was a POS and had… Read more »

Ltk6260
Ltk6260

Another broken “neck” here. Tv was leaning forward more than normal, thankfully we caught it before it completely snapped off. Took off the base and the neck is cracked in multiple places and would have been moments away from braking off. Hopefully there are good wall mount options. Besides this, have had no other issues since last November when we got the tv.

Miska_man
Miska_man

Another base problem here! The plastic “neck” on the stand cracked in several places. I noticed it was leaning forward during the last couple weeks and figured I should take the base off an look at it. Well now someone lightly brushed it and luckily caught the TV. But now I have the rest of the TV propped up against the wall and can’t really watch it sideway. Currently waiting for a wall mount now because I don’t want to have to deal with warranty.

Jstelly648
Jstelly648

Is there a current fix to the VR-4625 TV base problem? I noticed that my TV leans forward on the base. I took the base off to see if I had not properly put it on correctly, I reinstalled it but I did and still have that forward tilt issue. Also we noticed when we bought the TV the sound sucked big time with a high pitch buzzing noise. We bought a Vizio sound bar that works great.

Tony
Tony

i got one for christmas at target have had no problems

Cbraxton1
Cbraxton1

We purchased the 46″ Westinghouse at Target during the Black Friday. The TV has been really good to us until last night we heard something fall and it was the TV!  The freakin neck or whatever you call it broke which caused the TV to fall on the floor..I guess the TV was too heavy??? Has anyone else experience this same problem?  I called Westinghouse and was told to take pictures that I had to send to them and they would investigate and get back to us…

Rachel803
Rachel803

So we were lucky enough to get one of the 46″ Westinghouse tv’s this past black Friday. Has been good until now. Watching tv and the picture and sound went in and out then totally off. Turned off the set then turned it back on, no picture, no sound. Pushed every button on tv itself and remote, doesn’t do anything. Unplugged and plugged back in, hoping maybe a cool down time on it will work…

Thequiez
Thequiez

OMG Sam Problem my mount just broke as well, WTH this model really does suck 

Yudgar
Yudgar

Crap tv. The mount broke and caused the screen to break. It’s only been 2 months. I followed all the instructions for installation of the stand too! I’m gonna return to Target and they better take it back! Stupid cheap plastic stand to hold up a heavy tv. Leaned forward from day 1 and finally gave out.

Katpankaj
Katpankaj

Somehow I lost the remote for VR-4625. Any suggestion where I can get the remote for it. Is other remotes compatible for it? The TV is working godd for me for past 2 months. Got it from Target

LakerGirl
LakerGirl

I bought the 46″ VR-4625 on Black Friday.  Hooked it up just a few days after Christmas…..so we’ve been using it aprox. 1 month.  4 days ago, when I turned it on there was a low buzzing sound that stopped after 3secs and when the picture came up, there was no sound at all.  I tried turning the volume up and down, changed channels….nothing helped – there was no sound at all.  When I turned it off it made a high pitch squeal that started out low and got louder, lasted about 4 secs and then stopped.  I waited about 2 mins turned it… Read more »

Coolredneck6500
Coolredneck6500

trying to get a mac laptop to play on the tv, hook it up and there is no pic, what could be the problem

Beauty0608
Beauty0608

Has anyone figured out how to channel scan for digital with cable?

JWH
JWH

Can anyone please recommend a sound system that can be controlled by the VR-4625’s  Remote?  Also, would I plug it into HMDI, Coaxial, or Audio Output jacks?

Rita Peniston
Rita Peniston

Who do I call to help he with the connect, I get to choice of cable or satalite box choice everything goes fuzzy and I can’t do anything else.  I try to push TV but nothing works.. I need someone of the phone to guide me through this.  This is the second time this has happened but I dont’ remember who I called.  SO frustrated.

Pmckinney831
Pmckinney831

This is an excellent TV for the price, no problems on my end.  Sounds like most of your problems are “user error” anyway.

ididit
ididit

For anybody wondering if you can get digital channels. The answer is yes! I got it on black friday and just figured out right now how to get the digital channels. When you go to menu, push the channel button, then press signal type and choose QAM. It will tell you that you need to call or text tuner to 95495 so you can get an access code. It will ask you to reply, Tuner Serial # of tv QAM. Then it will start scanning the channels and get the free HD channels.

Sarahdiamond80
Sarahdiamond80

*to complain about the issue, not the “missed”. I’ll be calling them on Wednesday, as I am off and will have time to speak with someone. Anyone else having this problem, or do your bases actually swivel??

Sarahdiamond80
Sarahdiamond80

We installed the base while the TV was upside-down on the floor, being sure to align the little guide holes. Flipped it right-side up and set the television on a nightstand. It was crooked, so we tried to turn it to center it….nothing. Wouldn’t budge and wobbly as all get out. Put it back on the floor to realign it so that the television was straight on the base, but the holes wouldn’t align to screw it on straight. Called the 800 # located on the instructions and was told that I wasn’t the 1st one to complain about the… Read more »

Tonia
Tonia

I have one  to these tv for sale new still in box never open! Just email me tonia301977@yahoo.com $475.00 CASH!

Oren Stephens
Oren Stephens

can this tv be wall mounted?

Ann Dekrey
Ann Dekrey

We were one of the lucky ones to get one but have had a few issues. In connecting one of our tablets we got both sound and picture. When connecting a Phillips blue-ray we got neither. When connecting a Daenyx dvd player we got picture but no sound. As a last ditch attempt to work out what was going on we connected a Samsung dvd player…both sound and picture but signal is at 1080i instead of 1080p.

Any ideas? 

The NeRD Returns
The NeRD Returns

Here’s an update.
I’ve had my TVs for 7 days now, and everything is 100% functional.  Both remotes work fine, none of the buttons are messed up.  Speakers are plenty loud, picture is crisp & clear.  Although the stand is on the cheap-side, the TVs have never wobbled on their own – I have to walk up to the TVs and move them by hand, to see the “wobbly” effect.

Hope everyone else is enjoying their VR-4625!

Jhcomptech
Jhcomptech

I bought the Westinghouse VR-4625 LCD TV and set it up at my house and tried turning it on. The TV did not turn on until the 5th or 6th time I pressed the power button. I called tech support and was told that it takes a bit to warm up. Has anyone else dealt with this situation? Are all of these LCD TV models like this? Please help!

Hoxsie323
Hoxsie323

how do u get the 5 diget code for the qam? qam is to get the digital channels  

Vince
Vince

The only way I can find to install the stand is off-center (due to two small prongs projecting down from the tv’s harness) .  It seems perfectly stable, but I’m not aware if the stand should be centered below the television.  Any ideas?

Ervgotti2007
Ervgotti2007

I waited in line last year 9 hours and was able to get two of the 40 inch TVs. The only complaint is the built in speaker is very poor. Add a sound set up and it works great. This year waited 11 hours and picked up 2 of the 46 inch. The long wait is worth the savings. With a few other door busters I got my savings were $800

Daiusda
Daiusda

For VR-4625, can anybody search digital channels from CABLE?  

Art_lo
Art_lo

I bought this off a friend who couldn’t fit this in his place, I may ask him to just return it… as I am having a wierd problem with the TV.

I have a cable box HDMI connection to the TV on HDMI1 it works great and all, but the moment I press ANY of the number keys on the Remote, the TV goes into System Setup, and there is no way out of it other than going through, ENGLISH, PACIFIC, CABLE BOX, HDMI, before it will let me out.

Anyone else experiencing this?

The NeRD Returns
The NeRD Returns

Wife & I were #9 & 10 in line, with over 1,000 people behind us.  Total mayhem at midnight, and I almost got pushed down/stampeded over the 46″ doorbusters. We were in/out & back home with our new VR-4625 TVs in less than 30 minutes.  One for the living room, one for our bedroom – both with cable TV & XBOX 360, EACH using different connections.   Here is my review: TV #1 (bedroom): – XBOX 360 via HDMI – Cable TV from wall via coax ant. cable Review: – – – – – – – – Modern Warfare 3 looks superb, with… Read more »

Ren
Ren

Also the base stand is very unstable….. after i installed it….the tv has a lot of wait and it rocks like a bobble head.

Ren
Ren

remote works awful….only works if you are directly in front of the IR receiver. The picture is also not bright compared to my my 5 year old Polaroid lcd tv.

Beckd70
Beckd70

the batteries that come with the tv are carbon not alkaline batt I changed to better batt and helped but still have to point at the left corner

Beckd70
Beckd70

bought two and work well for the price . no dead pixels. my only complaint the remote has to be pointed at left lower corner to work .

Tuscawilla
Tuscawilla

I bought 3 of them, and mine is hooked up with a Cable HD box, where as my kids are not, and the difference in the picture quality is “Stunningly” different. Highly recommend getting an HD box from cable/satelite co. to recieve an absolutely georgeous picture.

Carrie
Carrie

We purchased this TV on Black Friday and set it up last night. We think the picture and sound are fine for the price, but we have 3 frozen pixels on our screen (one green and two red). We called the phone number provided, but they do not open until Monday.

west
west

the remote is rmt-19.  my remote hasn’t been working well.  anyone else have any issues.

Nicolenutt
Nicolenutt

will be returning.  The colors are awful Spongebob is tan. or the wrong color every way I try and fix it.  Good price…bad TV.

Fire911Shawn
Fire911Shawn

I am trying to hook up the tv and all I get is a blue screen.  What do I need to do to get to the menu?

Spades
Spades

I have had the 27″ (or is it 26″) Westinghouse 720p TV for over 4 years. Never had a problem with it and has exceeded my expectations. Tonight I picked up the VR-4625 from Target’s Black Friday. I will be setting it up tomorrow. Based on my experience so far with Westinghouse, I don’t forsee an issue with the the VR-4625…I will let you know if I do.

Don
Don

I got the Westinghouse 40″ last year on black friday.. at first it had a weird line accross the screen and we thought we were going to have to return it, but within a couple weeks it went away and has worked absolutely perfectly ever since! far exceeded my expectations as well. love it! can’t wait to pick up the 46″ this year!!

David
David

I’ve had a Westinghouse 32″ LCD TV I bought over four years ago.  I’ve had absolutely no problems with it at all, and not a single dead pixel.  I’ve heard Westinghouse TV’s were notorious for having various problems but mine still works fine.  I hope that helps.

Chris
Chris

I bought the 40″ doorbuster westinghouse at Target last Black Friday and I’m perfectly happy with it. I didn’t have high hopes but it far exceeded my expectations.

Jay
Jay

I owned a 26″ Westinghouse that Target was advertising about 2 years ago. I had no problems whatsoever with it. Quality was what I expected from a 720p television.

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