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HDTVs: Now Made in America


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#21 OFFLINE   Davenlr

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:50 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.


I think that was the old Circuit City house brand made overseas. OK, went the their website. They lists several TVs in various catagories, then have a separate catagory for "Assembled in Detroit" with nothing listed, so maybe they are currently Chinese and moving to America for their assembly. Apparently the same company that sells the TV's in WalMart.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:30 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 - 10:51 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.


My understanding is that though they have an office in America, they are actually a Korean company...

Not that it matters to me... :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:57 PM

Its all rather moot, since most all the parts are still going to come from overseas. I dont think there are any flat panel manufacturers in the USA, unless they plan to make their own panels in Detroit too.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:38 AM

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.


Part of the numbers are american companies sending it to other countries in which it is processed and then shipped back as an import. Our other major exports are oil with other raw materials and military hardware with training.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:55 AM

I also thought Vizio was made in USA.


My Vizio 55" 240Hz LED/LCD HDTV/w Internet Apps(manufactured the 9th week of 2011,info supplied through my 722k's HDMI Test,Info 2) says on the back"Assembled in Mexico".

Also on the back label,Vizio,39Tesla,Irvine,CA.92618-USA

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:09 AM

My understanding is that though they have an office in America, they are actually a Korean company...

Not that it matters to me... :rolleyes:

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Now I have a Vizio HDTV,I'm staying the course.;)

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 10:14 AM

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


I hope they have a nice selection of TV's



Being on a fixed income,every dollar counts,sorry.

Oh they do,and cheaper priced,but so far not cheaper quality,very satisfied.:D

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:41 AM

Being on a fixed income,every dollar counts,sorry.

Oh they do,and cheaper priced,but so far not cheaper quality,very satisfied.:D


I wonder how it can be cheaper? Oh thats right, the USA got rid of slave labor. Until the rest of the world catches up, you'll never be able to compete with slave labor, period!

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:14 PM

Well,
I know I read somewhere that supporters want to introduce legislation in Michigan to change that state to a "right to work" state.

Here in Pa., we lost a lot of jobs to southern "right to work" states, [ that is if they weren't sent overseas ]

So, if that happens [ I realy doubt it, tho] it'll be cheaper labor in Michigan.




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