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[Walmart] RCA 40" LED HDTV - $148

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[Walmart] RCA 40" LED HDTV - $148

Saw this on the front page of the Walmart flyer.
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/rca-40-led ... 0196957274

Seems like a great price for a 40" TV. I question the quality though.
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Good price.. I might upgrade my 32" RCA kitchen tv. PQ for my 32" is pretty good for my use (kitchen) and as for longevity the 32" is 4 years old and no issues.
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Quality of the panel probably isn't the greatest but for $148, you can't complain too much. Better then that 720p curved tv they were trying to peddle.
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$148 is almost throw away money for a TV. I'm sure it will be better than the 10+ year-old fading 32" LG I'm rocking in the bedroom now.
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Are these "RCA" branded tv actually made by the actual RCA company. or some rebrand and just using their name. Like Hisense licenced the Sharp name.
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EEE2 wrote:
Nov 16th, 2018 9:38 am
Are these "RCA" branded tv actually made by the actual RCA company. or some rebrand and just using their name. Like Hisense licenced the Sharp name.
I believe Haier just slaps the RCA logo on it

Would the TV be on demo to see the quality in store?
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EEE2 wrote:
Nov 16th, 2018 9:38 am
Are these "RCA" branded tv actually made by the actual RCA company. or some rebrand and just using their name. Like Hisense licenced the Sharp name.
RCA hasn't been a company since the 80's. Its a Curtis, I think.
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I bought one of these, for around $180 all-in including eco-fee, using it to replace my kids' 32 inch CRT they use. I have no need for the best picture, etc. so it seemed fine when I tested it out last night. Similar to the 43 inch RCA I usually use. I told the CSR it was a Xmas gift so she gave me until the Xmas return period for returns so I'm going to stress it out for the next couple of months.
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Richhy wrote:
Nov 16th, 2018 9:36 am
$148 is almost throw away money for a TV. I'm sure it will be better than the 10+ year-old fading 32" LG I'm rocking in the bedroom now.
Thinking about getting it for the bedroom as well... wonder if BF will have a better price.
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Nov 16th, 2018 9:53 am
Thinking about getting it for the bedroom as well... wonder if BF will have a better price.
It’s a $148 for a 40 inch HD TV. Lol. The fact that this is an in-store only purchase indicates Walmart’s limited profit margin. They will all be gone by tomorrow.
Toronto is a very small part of Canada
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dankup wrote:
Nov 16th, 2018 9:39 am
I believe Haier just slaps the RCA logo on it.

Would the TV be on demo to see the quality in store?
I believe RCA are re-badged ProScan / Curtis / Sylvannia.

For a guest room, I think its an OK priced TV. I wonder if the box has the same specs/description or should say "lack of" description as the Element 39" smart TV from last year's Walmart BF. The now discontinued Element mentioned 4K on the Walmart site, but when it cam in there was no mention of 4k, 1080p, or even 720 anywhere on the box, all it said was Element Smart HDTV, either way it's still chugging along and was a cheap ($168) replacement for my mom's 10yr old 32" LCD TV.


Courtesy of Wikipedia...

"In 1986, RCA was reacquired by General Electric, which over the next few years liquidated most of the corporation's assets. The RCA trademarks are currently owned by Sony Music Entertainment and Technicolor, which in turn license the brand name to other companies including Voxx International, Curtis International, AVC Multimedia, and TCL Corporation for their various products."

I doubt the quality is anywhere close to the popular "best bang for your buck" TCL TVs now available in Canada.
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Had one in my hand...just couldn't really find a justification for it so put it back (too small to replace either of my main TV's)
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RCA is rebanded ProScan / Curtis / Sylvannia. RCA went bust and someone bought the rights for Canada. U.S. RCA is NOT THE SAME, another company bought out the rights for the U.S.

RCA in Canada is a pretty POOR brand for quality, support and after service. The reviews on Walmart indicate it NEVER lasted beyond 2 years.

My two cents. Buy the new TCL brand TV's that just launched in Canada two weeks ago, good quality and well reviewed. 4K 43" Smart TV with built in Roku TV for $369 is pretty sweet (on sale now).

https://www.amazon.ca/TCL-43S425-CA-Ult ... rds=tcl+tv
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yuprules wrote:
Nov 16th, 2018 10:07 am
RCA is rebanded ProScan / Curtis / Sylvannia. RCA went bust and someone bought the rights for Canada. U.S. RCA is NOT THE SAME, another company bought out the rights for the U.S.

RCA in Canada is a pretty POOR brand for quality, support and after service. The reviews on Walmart indicate it NEVER lasted beyond 2 years, my two cents. Buy the new TCL brand TV's that just launched in Canada two weeks ago, good quality and well reviewed.
I don't support Curtis, but I have a Viewsonic now for 6 years. No issues so far.
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yuprules wrote:
Nov 16th, 2018 10:07 am
RCA is rebanded ProScan / Curtis / Sylvannia. RCA went bust and someone bought the rights for Canada. U.S. RCA is NOT THE SAME, another company bought out the rights for the U.S.

RCA in Canada is a pretty POOR brand for quality, support and after service. The reviews on Walmart indicate it NEVER lasted beyond 2 years, my two cents. Buy the new TCL brand TV's that just launched in Canada two weeks ago, good quality and well reviewed.
It's weird, I never had any issues with the cheaper brand stuff which I abuse (RCA, Technicolor, Daytek) but the expensive stuff that I baby break within 5 years (Samsung, LG).

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