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rageeumr
11-24-2011, 07:07 PM
...and doesn't want to fight the BF craziness, Amazon has a decent deal coming up.

At 9:00 PM CT, a deal will go live for a 40" TCL LCD TV. Price isn't listed, but will be "less than $200". It's advertised as 1080p, but I've read elsewhere that it actually isn't.

Crap brand, but for $200, it's a deal if it even turns on.

Bwana
11-24-2011, 07:18 PM
...and doesn't want to fight the BF craziness, Amazon has a decent deal coming up.

At 9:00 PM CT, a deal will go live for a 40" TCL LCD TV. Price isn't listed, but will be "less than $200". It's advertised as 1080p, but I've read elsewhere that it actually isn't.

Crap brand, but for $200, it's a deal if it even turns on.

Do you know what brand it is?

Guru
11-24-2011, 07:22 PM
It is a TCL. Amazon reviews are generally good as well.

rageeumr
11-24-2011, 07:22 PM
...and doesn't want to fight the BF craziness, Amazon has a decent deal coming up.

At 9:00 PM CT, a deal will go live for a 40" TCL LCD TV. Price isn't listed, but will be "less than $200". It's advertised as 1080p, but I've read elsewhere that it actually isn't.

Crap brand, but for $200, it's a deal if it even turns on.

Ahem

joesomebody
11-24-2011, 07:23 PM
TCL apparantly

Guru
11-24-2011, 07:23 PM
Here is a review...

First, let me clarify that the TV is, in fact, native 1080p. No question about it.

Second, the panel on this TV is made by Samsung, and the quality is excellent.

Third, TCL's website has a find service center location search and it is quite extensive ..

Based on the two year warrantee, what I am seeing with my TV and Amazons excellent delivery, I'm giving this set a Best Buy rating ..

UPDATE 11/16/2010 .. this set is just plain excellent .. and Amazon service is top of the line .. my set developed a thin blue vertical line, I contacted Amazon, they picked up the set the next day and delivered a new set at the same time .. hard to beat that ..

Update 11/17/2010 .. it's a bit tiresome getting messages from folks who 1) don't have the TV and want to slam it in a public review 2)Know little to nothing about TV's .. I had an electronic repair business for 10 years and I've worked on a lot of TV's .. so I know what I'm talking about .. any TV by any maker is not 100% perfect 100% of the time .. I stand by the fact that this is a great set .. hey, if you don't want to buy it, go get something from the local 'Mart or what not .. or get nothing at all .. matters not to me .. I think you'll be missing out on a great deal, however ..

UPDATE 12/08/2010 .. Thanks to Original Aspect Ratio .... you might try this on any remote and see if it works .. what have you got to lose .. ?? .. keep in mind that this TV has been branded as RCA in the past ..
I have a Logitech Harmony remote. When I select "RCA L32HD41" the tv works 100% as far as I can tell.

pr_capone
11-24-2011, 07:23 PM
I picked up a 42 1080p tv from newegg yesterday for $300 inc. shipping. Sceptre brand which is not a tier 1 manufacturer but one I am familiar with as I have had two of their LCD monitors for YEARS.

Guru
11-24-2011, 07:25 PM
I don't see where it says "less than 200" though.

Count Zarth
11-24-2011, 07:28 PM
how you know less than 200

pr_capone
11-24-2011, 07:28 PM
UPDATE 12/08/2010 .. Thanks to Original Aspect Ratio .... you might try this on any remote and see if it works .. what have you got to lose .. ?? .. keep in mind that this TV has been branded as RCA in the past ..
I have a Logitech Harmony remote. When I select "RCA L32HD41" the tv works 100% as far as I can tell.

RUN. FUCKING RUN.

RCA is such a piece of shit brand. If I were given a brand new RCA *ANYTHING*, I would immediately sell it and pay the difference for something different.

I would rather have Dynex brand equipment than RCA.

I would rather drive a Kia than have RCA equipment in my house.

I would leave an 11 year old boy alone at the Penn State Campus than use RCA brand equipment.

rageeumr
11-24-2011, 07:29 PM
I don't see where it says "less than 200" though.

If you look at the lightning deal intro page, it doesn't say that. Here's a screenshot if you dig a bit further, though.

http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/1678/tclr.jpg

Guru
11-24-2011, 07:32 PM
RUN. ****ING RUN.

RCA is such a piece of shit brand. If I were given a brand new RCA *ANYTHING*, I would immediately sell it and pay the difference for something different.

I would rather have Dynex brand equipment than RCA.

I would rather drive a Kia than have RCA equipment in my house.

I would leave an 11 year old boy alone at the Penn State Campus than use RCA brand equipment.

Says "in the past" also says that the monitor is made by Samsung. It also has a 2 year warranty.

Frazod
11-24-2011, 07:38 PM
RUN. FUCKING RUN.

RCA is such a piece of shit brand. If I were given a brand new RCA *ANYTHING*, I would immediately sell it and pay the difference for something different.

I would rather have Dynex brand equipment than RCA.

I would rather drive a Kia than have RCA equipment in my house.

I would leave an 11 year old boy alone at the Penn State Campus than use RCA brand equipment.

It's funny, sometimes shit brands can last.

We have a Protron 32" TV - it was the cheapest HDTV I could find..... back in 2004. I bought it right before the Chiefs/Colts playoff game. Shit brand, bought two matching DVD players that were unusable out of the box, but the TV itself has worked perfectly for nearly eight years now, and gets regular, daily use - probably more than any of our other TVs, since it's the one in the bedroom and my wife typically falls asleep with the TV on and I stay up a few more hours.

I liken it to that one Chevy Vega that's still on the road. :D

pr_capone
11-24-2011, 07:46 PM
It's funny, sometimes shit brands can last.

We have a Protron 32" TV - it was the cheapest HDTV I could find..... back in 2004. I bought it right before the Chiefs/Colts playoff game. Shit brand, bought two matching DVD players that were unusable out of the box, but the TV itself has worked perfectly for nearly eight years now, and gets regular, daily use - probably more than any of our other TVs, since it's the one in the bedroom and my wife typically falls asleep with the TV on and I stay up a few more hours.

I liken it to that one Chevy Vega that's still on the road. :D

I'm not gonna knock all shit brands. I have an Olevia 32" 720p tv that works as if it were brand new. Just RCA.

You may as well take your money and set it on fire. Yeah, on occassion you will get one that lasts but for the most part RCA sucks teh donkey balls.

BTW, Proscan is made by RCA. It is their Lexus to Toyota or Acura to Honda.

Count Zarth
11-24-2011, 07:51 PM
If I add this to my cart now, will the price update at 9:01?

Frazod
11-24-2011, 07:52 PM
I'm not gonna knock all shit brands. I have an Olevia 32" 720p tv that works as if it were brand new. Just RCA.

You may as well take your money and set it on fire. Yeah, on occassion you will get one that lasts but for the most part RCA sucks teh donkey balls.

BTW, Proscan is made by RCA. It is their Lexus to Toyota or Acura to Honda.

I had two RCA tube TVs that were great - one of them was a 32" I gave to some friends a few years ago - that one I purchased back in 1996. The other one was a 36" that I had purchased back in 2001 which I gave to my next door neighbor in exchange for him helping me haul it out of the house about a year ago (when I finally decided to upgrade the last old style TV). Both worked fine when I got rid of them, and as far as I know, are still functional.

rageeumr
11-24-2011, 07:52 PM
If I add this to my cart now, will the price update at 9:01?

Negative. You have to wait for the "add to cart" icon to pop up on the lightning deal page.

Bwana
11-24-2011, 07:54 PM
Ahem

I've never heard of it. I figured "TLC" stood for some mystery feature, not a brand. :) I'm kind of looking for a POS to hang down in a basement room and there is no way I'm heading out to some sale from hell at the stores. I would end up spending the evening in jail for some kind of beatdown. I wonder what the hell shipping would be on that wall pig.

pr_capone
11-24-2011, 07:55 PM
Negative. You have to wait for the "add to cart" icon to pop up on the lightning deal page.

I'm at amazon.com but am not seeing anything about a lightning deal.

pr_capone
11-24-2011, 07:55 PM
I'm at amazon.com but am not seeing anything about a lightning deal.

nvm... found it

rageeumr
11-24-2011, 07:56 PM
I've never heard of it. I figured "TLC" stood for some mystery feature, not a brand. :) I'm kind of looking for a POS to hang down in a basement room and there is no way I'm heading out to some sale from hell at the stores. I would end up spending the evening in jail for some kind of beatdown. I wonder what the hell shipping would be on that wall pig.

Might as well see if you can get it in your cart. Once you get it in your cart, you have like 15 mins to check out. If shipping is stupid expensive, you just move on. Amazon is usually pretty damn reasonable, though.

pr_capone
11-24-2011, 08:00 PM
fucking bullshit. hit the add to cart thing as soon as it turned and it said that I basically had no chance of getting it.

Count Zarth
11-24-2011, 08:00 PM
holy shit, clicked instantly and I'm on a goddamn waitlist? LMAO

pr_capone
11-24-2011, 08:01 PM
holy shit, clicked instantly and I'm on a goddamn waitlist? LMAO

wot number are you?

I got number 288

Guru
11-24-2011, 08:01 PM
Well shit. clicked add to cart as soon as it popped up and already on waitlist full. This is why I hate amazon lighting deals.

Bwana
11-24-2011, 08:01 PM
****ing bullshit. hit the add to cart thing as soon as it turned and it said that I basically had no chance of getting it.

I never even saw the fucker turn, what the hell?

Guru
11-24-2011, 08:02 PM
wot number are you?

I got number 288
At least you got a damn number.

Predarat
11-24-2011, 08:03 PM
No need for that, i just bought a 13 in CRT TV yesterday for 5$ to put in the bathroom so I could watch football on Thanksgiving without the woman bitching. We already have 5 TVs but she would not stop griping about it.

Count Zarth
11-24-2011, 08:05 PM
wot number are you?

I got number 288

How can I tell?

rageeumr
11-24-2011, 08:05 PM
Ya at least you guys saw something. I'm still "checking deal status" :facepalm:

Guru
11-24-2011, 08:06 PM
I swear you have a better chance of landing a deal waiting in the huge Best Buy lines over trying to get a lightning deal on Amazon today.

pr_capone
11-24-2011, 08:07 PM
How can I tell?

It popped up as soon as I hit add to cart. Said that I was #288 on the waitlist.

Bwana
11-24-2011, 08:08 PM
It popped up as soon as I hit add to cart. Said that I was #288 on the waitlist.

All it says now is Waitlist Full, aka, Dear sir, you are screwed!

pr_capone
11-24-2011, 08:10 PM
All it says now is Waitlist Full, aka, Dear sir, you are screwed!

Meh, if I had gotten it I would have replaced a 26" 720p lcd/dvd combo. Probably for the best though... didn't really need to spend the money on a tv anyhow. lol

Count Zarth
11-24-2011, 08:11 PM
I'm going to take this $200 and blow it on booze.

Bugeater
11-24-2011, 08:11 PM
Is the reason they call it a "Lightning Deal" because you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning than getting the deal?

pr_capone
11-24-2011, 08:12 PM
I'm going to take this $200 and blow it on booze.

Buy pot instead. It will last you WAY longer and no hangovers.

rageeumr
11-24-2011, 08:14 PM
While waiting on this deal, I "tested" acouple other lightning deals. Both got added to my cart. This was the best one by far though, I knew it would be a crapshoot.

Bwana
11-24-2011, 08:14 PM
Is the reason they call it a "Lightning Deal" because you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning than getting the deal?

Yeah, no shit. :shake: If I ever win a "lightning deal," I'm going to head over to the store and buy a Powerball ticket, because from what I've see tonight, the odds are about the same.

Bwana
11-24-2011, 08:16 PM
While waiting on this deal, I "tested" acouple other lightning deals. Both got added to my cart. This was the best one by far though, I knew it would be a crapshoot.

Well thanks for bringing it up, at least it gave a guy a shot.

Count Zarth
11-24-2011, 08:18 PM
What utter bullshit. I had 2 minutes to claim the deal and kept clicking add to cart and it wouldn't take.

Buck
11-24-2011, 08:21 PM
RUN. FUCKING RUN.

RCA is such a piece of shit brand. If I were given a brand new RCA *ANYTHING*, I would immediately sell it and pay the difference for something different.

I would rather have Dynex brand equipment than RCA.

I would rather drive a Kia than have RCA equipment in my house.

I would leave an 11 year old boy alone at the Penn State Campus than use RCA brand equipment.

fucking bullshit. hit the add to cart thing as soon as it turned and it said that I basically had no chance of getting it.

What

rageeumr
11-24-2011, 08:22 PM
So nobody from CP locked one up? What a pisser.

pr_capone
11-24-2011, 08:23 PM
What

I would either have kept it as a cheap computer monitor or sold it for profit.

Bwana
11-24-2011, 08:23 PM
So nobody from CP locked one up? What a pisser.

Likely all the evil lurkers snagged them up, bastards!

Guru
11-24-2011, 08:24 PM
What

I chose not to say anything. LMAO

Buck
11-24-2011, 08:24 PM
You would not have sol it for profit and I bet it would make a shitty monitor.

Bwana
11-24-2011, 08:26 PM
Game, Set, Match........


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41gzCKUDrAL._AA120_.jpg (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003LPUWWM?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
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100% now claimed

Sold out!

pr_capone
11-24-2011, 08:27 PM
You would not have sol it for profit and I bet it would make a shitty monitor.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5Py7ZQ7RvyY/S83JCN8rlHI/AAAAAAAAAUA/FKbRBIcHW7w/s400/whatever.jpg

rageeumr
11-24-2011, 08:29 PM
My wife is happy. Apparently I didn't need another TV.