Yes, it's a Seiki, but it's the cheapest new 65" LED I've ever seen. Usually the sub-$1000 sets are refurb Vizios with those giant bezels. This is not a top-of-the-line television set, so if that's what you want for you should probably look elsewhere.
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After rewards, my out-the-door price on this set is less than $800.
knowit2 said: If you told me 5 years ago you could get a 65inch LED TV for less than $900, I'd say sure and you can be smoking dope in Downtown Dever legally too. Ha, I know! How much cheaper can something like this really get when the least expensive 42" sets still go for at least $300?
belgique said: I would not be surprised if this set is made in a Chinese Prison where labor rates are probably ten cents an hour and a dish of rice. True, But still they can sell this in US for $900 + and look at us ?
belgique said: I would not be surprised if this set is made in a Chinese Prison where labor rates are probably ten cents an hour and a dish of rice. Could be. Where was the device produced that you used to send that message and how many bowls of rice was the worker given?
The thing that people forget about cheap Chinese labor is that Chinese people are demanding these jobs; the other options available to them only pay five cents an hour and half a dish of rice, and the working conditions aren't as good.
belgique said: I would not be surprised if this set is made in a Chinese Prison where labor rates are probably ten cents an hour and a dish of rice. well, the electronics manufacturing is a huge industry - i would be suprised to see a big enough prison population to manufacture each and every cheap TV you find here
on the hand, the cheap tv has a cost of heavy pollution in China - just look at the air in Beijing today, not the mention the skyrocketing number of cancer cases.
I really, really dont want a no-name TV in my living room, but given the LG TV fiasco this week, and the fact that this model is shown to be Direct Lit (vs Edge Lit), which none of the Samsungs and few of the LGs are, well, I'll give this TV a look in person if I can find one.
Actually, China is on the up and up in terms of labor costs. While the average laborer doesn't have near the life style of an American factory worker, they're progressed a long way from 10cents an hour and bowl of rice...
A lot of Companies that produce in China are moving to India or other Southeast Asian countries because labor is too expensive in China. In fact, a recent study predicts the cost of outsourcing to China will be on par with producing at home as a direct result of the rising cost of labor in China: http://www.alixpartners.com/en/Publications/AllArticles/tabid/63...
Just a data point, but I got a 46" Seiki TV last Black Friday and have nothing but good to say about it. Bright, crisp, clear picture and has never done anything except operate perfect. The bezel is a little big and it's thicker than the thinnest sets, but at the price? They're damned good deals imo.
I stopped and looked at this TV at TigerDirect yesterday, just to get an idea. It is huge, and the bezel is tastefully done; I walked around all the other models and it was clear that whatever feed they were giving this TV (looping images, clips, etc) was either poorly connected or loose. I didn't blame that on the TV, just the way their employees set it up.
What did catch my eye was that during a long static 'Green Screen' (This Motion Picture has Been Approved for All Audiences), there was a Very visible flashlight effect in the middle of the screen. That disturbed me, and I would certainly take some of your own media/jpgs on a flash drive to test drive it in the store, rather than settling on whatever questionable quality loop of video they are pushing to it.
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