Westinghouse - 55" Class - LED - 2160p - Smart - 4K Ultra HD TV

Westinghouse LED HDTV: Enjoy movies and sports in lifelike clarity with this HDTV, which supports 3840 x 2160 4K Ultra HD resolution. Enjoy watching videos on YouTube, listening to music on Pandora and a variety of other entertainment options with built-in Wi-Fi and apps.

4K Ultra HD TV Buying Guide
$429.99
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Overview

What's Included


  • 55" Class - LED - 2160p - Smart - 4K Ultra HD TV
  • Stand and screws
  • Remote with battery
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
70% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (99 out of 142)

Features


Smart Enabled

Get access to a world of instant entertainment with this product. Just connect to the Internet and stream movies, listen to music, and access a wide variety of other content.

  • Netflix
  • Pandora
  • YouTube

54.6" screen (measured diagonally from corner to corner)

A great size for a living room or mid-sized home theater space.

Smart TV with access to streaming services for countless entertainment options

Stream shows, movies, games and more with the TV's built-in Wi-Fi and integrated apps.

LED TVs perform well in all lighting conditions

They also deliver plasma-like deep blacks and rich colors.

2160p resolution for breathtaking HD images

Watch 4K movies and TV shows at 4x the resolution of Full HD, and upscale your current HD content to gorgeous, Ultra HD-level picture quality.

60Hz refresh rate

Images refresh 60 times per second for basic performance during fast-motion scenes.

Built-in Wi-Fi provides you with a world of entertainment

Browse videos and other content from your favorite apps, including YouTube, Pandora and AccuWeather.

Advanced TV sound

With dual 6W speakers.

3 HDMI inputs for the best home theater connection

High-speed HDMI delivers a full 1080p picture and digital surround sound in one convenient cable. HDMI cable not included.

USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports

Let you view family photos from your compatible USB devices.

Web-based services and content require high-speed Internet service. Some services may require a subscription.


Customer rating

3.6
70%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    4K UHD TV at a great price

    Posted
    Dylan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    INTRO: If you purchase this television expecting it to blow you away, please remember the price you are paying for it. In comparison to the competition at this price, I would say with confidence that Westinghouse has created a great budget 4K UHD option. While it's smart functionality is limited in comparison to my 4K Samsung TV (which I paid twice the price for), it is objectively so. SOFTWARE: The Smart TV functionality includes the basics such as Netflix and YouTube. Selecting YouTube videos from my phone, then casting them to the TV is my preferred method, but the TV app's UI is certainly sufficient (although much slower than your smartphone's processing capability).I spent some time on YouTube watching some of my favorite 4K videos, and the picture is crisp. I've had the issue of getting the Wi-Fi to stay synced after shutting the unit off then turning it back on at a later time, but it only happened once. That could very well be my network, as well. The television's wireless only supports 2.4GHz networks, but I didn't have issues with buffering or the like with my network (albeit, I have two Apple Airport Extreme 802.11ac routers for a very strong connection). Alternatively, ethernet is available, but I have not tested it. That being said, I'd recommend purchasing a set-top box (Android TV) with 4K support if you want to get the most out of this TV. DISPLAY: Going between the Samsung and the Westinghouse, I've yet to complain about the Westinghouse's panel. It holds up well, but I'll be honest and say that I haven't bothered to spend much time comparing the panels. Objectively speaking, unless you're accustomed to OLED displays or the most high-end, you will likely enjoy this display. It's native resolution is 3840x2160 at 60Hz. It's fluid, not like 120Hz, but I have no complaints in that regard. SOUND: In terms of sound, it's nothing to brag about. It definitely lacks a wide frequency range. Even with the built in EQ completely flat, it just doesn't compare to my Samsung's sound. It's not horrible by any means, but as somebody who enjoys high definition audio, I'd recommend getting a soundbar or other home theater setup. That being said, it does get pretty loud without clipping. It can probably be described as a warmer, or slightly muffled. I'd have to run a spectrum analyzer to give the best impression. ASSEMBLY: The assembly was pretty easy. Just follow the instructions, and you'll get the stand on without issue. OVERALL: I'd recommend the product--especially at this price. I don't think there really are many 4K UHD options at the price I paid that give you the feature set and quality this product provides.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The Screen is amazing, everything else is bad

    Posted
    Spring

    Basically, if you are looking for an entry 4k TV this is probably the best tv you can get for the price. Screen: compared to other 4k screens, it does fair well against them, but when you compare this against normal 1080p screens this tv just blows them away because of the 4k capability. If you are only planning to get this tv for visuals, this is definitely a good investment. Sound: Horrible, but for the price it is what you would expect. The sound is very tinny, and isn't strong at all. But with how most TV's are, most Tv's don't have good sound quality at all and investing in a separate sound system is a big recommendation. Smart TV functions: It is "smart" being that it has the youtube,netflix, hulu, and weather app. They operate fine but if you want a better experience just invest in a chromecast or firestick... Smart TV's are just not worth the investment. Overall, this TV is great if you acknowledge it's strengths which is: an amazing tv screen for a low cost. If you just want to get your feet wet in the world of 4k, this is an amazing buy for the price. But if you have the extra 300 dollars to spend, it would be wiser to invest in the TV's sold by Vizio, Sony or Samsung. Side note: When I received the TV there were white clouds on the TV that could be spotted when the screen was showing a black screen. You can literally just wipe them away (kind of like air bubbles). Just apply a small amount of pressure with something soft and just push the clouds to the edge of the screen and you'll be fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent value

    Posted
    Givo
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'd give the TV 3 1/2 stars if able, but since it is the holiday season, will bump it up to four. Some of the critic reviews are spot on. It does take what feels like an eternity ( 7-10 seconds # for the tv to turn on once you hit the remote's power button. First world problem, I know. What are you going to do w/ yourself for seven seconds...? The two base V legs being so wide out is kind of weird, but it works on our entertainment center #I did not wall mount mine). The reviews about the sound being terrible - spot on. The sound quality is beyond bad. This is a $700 TV currently on sale for $550. Best Buy is sometimes giving out 10% off coupons #I used one on this purchase and it took it down to $495#. I used the money I saved to purchase a LG 2.1 soundbar #normally $250, on sale now for $150 #which I also used a 10% off on to knock it down to $135#). So $495 for a 55" 4k TV and $135 for a great soundbar has me at $630. An FYI though- you can't use two 10% off coupons in the same purchase. The sound bar is juuuust low enough so that the remote sensor has a direct line of site for the TV. All in all, for $630... I am extremely satisfied with the two #TV and LG sound bar# combined. I stream through Amazon fire tv and the quality is excellent. All parentheses have been formatted to #. I'm not illiterate or on a hashtag binge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK, if you just want to say you have a 4k TV

    Posted
    madcowan
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Image Quality: The image quality appears great at first, and since this was my first 4k TV, it obviously had a much sharper, high-resolution look to it than my previous TV. However, I bought it as part of a deal with an XBOX ONE S, thinking I'd be able to view 60hz 4k content with it. As it turns out, this TV handles 4k... but (according to the Xbox’s assessment) only up to 24hz. So, if all I bought it for was watching 4k movies at 24 frames per second, that's fine. But if you want to take advantage of the 60hz, you’ll most likely have to stick with 1080p or less content. Physical Design: Visually, the TV looks great. Not as thin as some models, but definitely doesn’t look bulky. What boggles my mind is that they placed the IR sensor smack dab in the center... precisely where your Center speaker or Soundbar would go, rendering the remote control completely useless if you want to have decent sound. Smart Features: I only briefly explored the smart apps. They seemed pretty standard, and I was able to view some beautiful 4k videos using the youtube app. Audio: I didn’t bother testing the speakers very much. I knew the audio quality for an inexpensive TV was not going to be amazing. My belief is that if you’re purchasing a large TV, you should have a decent sound system (I recommend a VIZIO sound bar), and not expect the TV to give you an amazing audio experience. PROs: - Meets minimum requirement to qualify as a UHD (4k) TV. - Most affordable 4k TV out there. - If you really want very basic 4k on the cheap, this would be the entry-level option. CONS: - Not truly 4k at 60hz, from what I could tell. - IR sensor is dead center, which means it will be blocked by any soundbar or center speaker sitting in front of it. Bottom line: You get what you pay for.  If you want an optimal experience, I highly recommend the LG 60UH8500; it's more money, but it’s virtually future-proof, and even handles 3D!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great value with one MAJOR flaw

    Posted
    Pie1401
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Based on other reviews I bought this TV for my mother when she moved into an assisted living facility. She really didn't need the "Smart" capabilities but the price was right for a 55" and we figured the better resolution would be good for her 84 year old eyes. Best Buy delivered it for her and I showed up the next day to hook it up. The process was relatively straight forward up to the point that I attached it to the facilities cable and started it through the process to find the channels. Hmmm. No channels. So I re-attached her old "Non-Smart" LG 26" TV and had it search for channels. It found 120. That's when I noticed that it had made a pass through ATV channels (none found) but then made a pass through DTV where it found all the channels. I reattached the new TV and realized that it was only scanning for ATV (analog) channels, not digital. Their support line confirmed that their smart TV was only smart enough to scan for the oldest cable technology on the planet. Back in the box and back to Best Buy. I can't give it a more than a two star rating (for the price) because I never saw anything but the setup screens, which DID look nice. Unfortunately I didn't notice any of the other reviews mentioning the tuner only supporting analog cable. Best Buy was great though and swapped it out for one of their Insignia 55" non-smart models that found all the channels just fine. Andy Griffith and Bonanza re-runs look great on it!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for the price, but...

    Posted
    howeird
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    As of 12/1/15 this was by far the best 4K 55" TV for the price. Can't give it 5 stars because it's not in Logitech's database, so programming my existing universal remote was a chore. Also, using the provided remote, there is sometimes no response to button presses. 4K upscaling looks good when the source is 1080i, but it emphasized the fuzzy look of lower resolution sources, such as the archive footage sports programs are so find of. SMART works well with my A/V unit and blu-ray player. The display goes to black for several seconds when I am playing a recording from the Tivo Bolt and hit FF or REW. Still troubleshooting whether this is caused by the TV, the Tivo, the A/V unit, or SMART. One other thing which earns it less than 5 stars is the stand. Instead of a centered stand which fits on a built-for-55" cabinet, the stand is a pair of V-shaped objects which attach to the right and left bottom edges, requiring a 4" wider cabinet top. Not an issue for those of you using a wall mount.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, easily blown pixels

    Posted
    Kokomo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Worked fine for about 6 days. Speakers are in the front which makes for one of the best sounding tvs I've had in a long time. Unfortunately after only having it for a week, it started blowing pixels, first one and that spread to three. The tv came with instructions to contact Westinghouse with issues and a large flyer saying Do NOT return to the store. So we called the company and they were going to charge us over $200 to ship the tv back to them for a return and replacement. Absolutely ridiculous. Called Best Buy after that and even though I'd bought the 5 year Geek Squad warranty, they said three pixels was not enough to claim and repair and since it's such a new tv, one week old at this point, it likely would continue to have issues so to just return to the store and get a full refund. That is what we did. I ended up getting a Sony that had a better app selection for a couple hundred dollars more that works flawlessly with zero pixel issues. The one plus with Westinghouse was the affordability of the extended Geek Squad warranty, being an obscure off brand, I paid over double for the Geek Squad Sony one. I've had such bad luck with tv's in the past though that it is an absolute must have when I purchase one now. Overall, it was a cost effective purchase but I believe the product quality to be subpar. Maybe I got a lemon and the rest of the tv's are decent but the poor customer service and lack of accountability offered from the manufacturer was reason enough for me to not replace this purchase with another Westinghouse.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    Posted
    Bidd1stplace
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It's ok for budget TV's to skimp on features or audio performance and even remotes but the visuals have to be at a bearable standard and this Westinghouse falls very short. On a black screen or an even colored scene like the sky or the ocean uneven lighter blotches are clearly visible. I don't know if this is a problem with all of these units but I suspect that cost savings were made in the LCD panels used or in quality control at the factory. I also had a problem streaming 4k movies from netflix as they would top out at 1080P. This was not a problem of bandwidth in my network as I am now the proud owner of a Vizio M55-C2 that streams 4k perfectly through my wireless network. If you are in the market for a 4K TV DO NOT purchase this one. Chances are your current 1080P unit will outperform it. I know the Vizio, Sony, and Samsung cost more but you will save yourself the trouble of having to box this up and return it. Best Buy gave me no hassle and made the process easy and I exchanged this for the Vizio and additional money of course.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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