[Walmart] [WM] RCA UHD 4K TV 55"/65" $468/$798 Shipped
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The 55" UHD RCA is selling for $468 + EHF + taxes (lowest was $400 + EHF with no taxes @ RCSS last BF), available in store and online with free shipping.
This is the same Haier branded set Costco selling for $500 in store and $530 online (aside from iffy working ARC, CEC and photo/mp3 player these are the same down to firmware bugs and panel issues).
The RCA 65" is selling for $798 with free shipping seems to match the ProScan version offered @Visions for $1k and (same Haier set Costco selling for $750 in store and $830 online)
TVs @ WM carries 30 days exchange/refund and additional warranty can be purchased in store.
Based on reports on both the RCA and Haier sets, sets with manufacturing date in October and later are not suffering from the messed up yellow issue.
Yellow issue is not applicable to the 65" sets (assuming Haier and RCA are rebranding the same sets).
What panels are inside these sets ?
For the 2016 55" most reports are about 10-bit "simulated" IPS HV550QUB panels, more specifically:
- Late 2016 reports are of a generic label (3840x2160) listed instead of actual panel model.
For the 2017 55" reports are about 10-bit "simulated" SPVA LSC550FN18 Samsung panel
For the 65" (depending on the stand configuration, box lists a B or C right on it).
- B version (two legged stand which seems to be the one available at WM) LSC650FN08 (SPVA, simulated 10 bit, made by Samsung).
- C version (single stand) T650QVR01.5 (AMVA3, native 10 bit, made by AUO).
How to check for the manufacturing date ?
For the RCA, the manufacturing date is part of the serial number stickered on the box. Serial number starts with "AYYMMDD" so serials starting with "A1610" should be fine.
How to check for the messed up yellows issue ?
You don't need any input for the check, just turn on the TV, press "menu" button, then hit "1147" to bring up service menu, check the color of the service menu option selection frame.
- yellow/lemon-yellow : good set.
- olive green : affected set.
Furthermore, if you have an access to a browser load RGB yellow on the TV and judge for yourself how "yellow" is your "yellow"
Any chance for a PM ?
Yes, Canadian Tire carries the 55" version for $700 (you can use the online product page to check for stock in stores near you), while few have reported success PM'ing RCSS during boxing week sale, it remains a huge "YMMV" because CT locations are independently managed and additional restrictions to the PM policy can vary from one store to the other. A successful PM would get you the TV for $468 + $46 in CT money.
Any calibration settings ?
Check the owner's thread: rca-haier-55-65-uhd-4k-tv-owners-thread-2069609/