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HDTVs: Now Made in America


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#1 OFFLINE   Mark Holtz

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:37 PM

From KXTV10:

HDTVs: Now Made in America

TV owners can soon see the words "Made in America" on their television sets once again as Element Electronics has announced the grand opening and initial production of its new flat screen TV factory in Detroit, Michigan. With production scheduled to begin in March 2012, Element Electronics will be the only TV company assembling TV's in the United States.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:43 PM

I saw mentioned on a commercial during a football game where Vizio was American, but I could find no references to back up that claim.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:02 PM

I hope they are really good tv's because they may be the most expensive tvs to come out. Let's face it, compared to many parts of the world, our labor costs are outrageous in comparison making us uncompetitive in the world market place where labor is involved in the production of good or services.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:04 PM

I also thought Vizio was made in USA.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:08 PM

I hope they are really good tv's because they may be the most expensive tvs to come out. Let's face it, compared to many parts of the world, our labor costs are outrageous in comparison making us uncompetitive in the world market place where labor is involved in the production of good or services.


Well, with the current unemployment rates, especially in the midwest where this company is located, I doubt they will have problems finding employees willing to work for less than union wages. Seems to be working out for the auto makers opening plants in Tennessee and other states.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:21 PM

I also thought Vizio was made in USA.


After doing some research on the web, the best answer I can come up with is that Vizio is an American company, with offices, and all engineering stuff in California, however, they actually have their TVs built in China by various other manufacturers to their specifications.

So basically, I would say they are made in China by an American company.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:31 PM

Buy American! :flag::flag::flag::flag::flag::flag::flag::flag:


I hope they have a nice selection of TV's

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:33 PM

I hope they are really good tv's because they may be the most expensive tvs to come out. Let's face it, compared to many parts of the world, our labor costs are outrageous in comparison making us uncompetitive in the world market place where labor is involved in the production of good or services.


Why should our middle class go backwards. Not to be political but if the moron globalists on both sides of the politcal aisle in this country would stop all the free trade stuff and put tarriffs on imports so they cost more than American made stuff we would not have to send money and job to foreign countries.... We should get out of the W.T.O. aswell. And if we Americans quit being so cheap and only bought American made stuff also but that is what happens when everyoneworrys about the price of everything and the cost of nothing.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:34 PM

Well, with the current unemployment rates, especially in the midwest where this company is located, I doubt they will have problems finding employees willing to work for less than union wages. Seems to be working out for the auto makers opening plants in Tennessee and other states.


There again why weaken our middle class??? :nono2:

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:34 PM

After doing some research on the web, the best answer I can come up with is that Vizio is an American company, with offices, and all engineering stuff in California, however, they actually have their TVs built in China by various other manufacturers to their specifications.

So basically, I would say they are made in China by an American company.


Thanks for confirming what I suspected the first time I saw that ad a few days ago. Anyone remember Emerson? :sure:
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:36 PM

Buy American! :flag::flag::flag::flag::flag::flag::flag::flag:


I hope they have a nice selection of TV's


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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:38 PM

Why should our middle class go backwards. Not to be political but if the moron globalists on both sides of the politcal aisle in thjis country would stop all the free trade stuff and put tarriffs on imports so they cost more than American made stuff we would not have to send money and job to foreign countries.... We should get out of the W.T.O. aswell. And if we Americans quit being so cheap and only bought American made stuff also but that is what happens when everyoneworrys about the price of everything and the cost of nothing.


That kinda flies in the face of standard and sound economic theory as well as practice. We throw up prohibitive tariffs, and everyone WE sell to does the same. So global economies are no longer global. Our exports=0.

Now that American companies have a monopoly or near monopoly, how long do you think it'd take them to raise prices..... a whole lot??
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 02:41 PM

Other than agriculture and Hollywood, what are the main USA exports these days?

Nevermind, I found the answer: http://www.tradingec...-states/exports

Not as bad looking as I expected.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:26 PM

After doing some research on the web, the best answer I can come up with is that Vizio is an American company, with offices, and all engineering stuff in California, however, they actually have their TVs built in China by various other manufacturers to their specifications.

So basically, I would say they are made in China by an American company.


Vizio also has tech support and sales staff in South Dakota, according to their web site. My 42 inch Vizio 3DTV was assembled in Mexico.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:55 PM

Element tvs I believe I have seen them at Walmart. With many other off brand names. Hisense etc.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:09 PM

Although Vizio is an American owned and operated company, they outsource their sets for manufactuiring and assembly.

Apple is the same way for their products.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:35 PM

I've come across quite a few Element LCD's in the field, 37" to 46" varieties. In comparison to some similarly priced HD displays, I was very underwhelmed with the HD picture quality and the SD quality was down right horrible. YMMV

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:39 PM

If you have seen them in the field, either the sets you saw were another "element" made elsewhere, or the article was wrong in saying ..soon to be made in America..

Maybe there are two "elements"? Or is the article that far behind?

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:42 PM

If you have seen them in the field, either the sets you saw were another "element" made elsewhere, or the article was wrong in saying ..soon to be made in America..

Maybe there are two "elements"? Or is the article that far behind?


Or maybe they were making their TV's somewhere else, and they're soon to be made in America.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:44 PM

Don't know where they were made, only that they were made by Element. Been seeing them for a couple of years, maybe longer.




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