RCA HDTV with Sat and Tuner?

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  1. AVspec

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    I am told that B.B has a new RCA TV with built in HD Sat tuner and HD receiver? Anyone see one or better yet own one that can comment? Was told it is in the $3K range?
     
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  3. AVspec

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    Thanks for the link Leo.

    Will have to see if Best Buy has one setup in my area.

    Anyone else have a chance to check out one of these yet?
     
  4. AVspec

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    Anyone get a chance yet to check one of these out or purchase one?
     
  5. Jan Strnad

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    I've seen them at Circuit City. Looks like a nice deal if you're satisfied with the size, though RCA is hardly my choice of brand.

    Jan
     
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    I would avoid RCA-branded products from Thomson Multimedia.
     
  7. AVspec

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    Jack, could you elaborate a little? A friend is thinking of getting one and says he can get it at cost and I told him I would dig around and see what I could find on the unit but thus far I have found very little.
     
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    I believe the earlier model hada nasty habit of catching fire
     
  9. AVspec

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    Nice! Law suite waiting to happen!
     
  10. Jack Briggs

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    Mark: RCA-branded sets have notorious reliability issues. That 38-inch 16:9 direct-view behemoth they offered, for example, had a huge failure rate in the field (weak power supply). A dealer nearby me reported a 100-percent failure rate for every unit they sold. Nixing RCA equals peace of mind. JB
     
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    Thanks Jack, I will pass the word on to my friend.
     
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    Now you guys are scaring me... I am days away from buying a 52" RCA w52d20 rear projection tv. While viewing the set, another customer advised me from buying RCA due to his past experiences with them.
    Now, I currently own a 35" Proscan (sister of RCA, owned by Thomson electronics) for 7+ years and have no quality issues with the company. Actually, I can't believe the picture quality has sustained aaa these years of continuos use.
    Is this a rear projection issue? I believe this is RCA's newest model and need to know before I drop $3000 (cdn) on this baby.

    Thanks in advance,
     
  13. RichardMA

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    I've had a 35" RCA for about 7 years, no problems.
    A neighbour has the same one (10 years) no problems.
    Unless someone has some actual statistics about RCA
    reliability, it's simply a case of a buyer who got
    a raw deal telling from between 11-26 other people about
    it, because that's what people tend to do.
    That 38" set does seem to have had major problems since
    so many people have mentioned it.
    I personally do not know about any relevant statistics
    on any television set line, but would love to know if
    there are reliable sources for this info.
     

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