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5.0 out of 5 stars So Far, So Good, October 29, 2010
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This review is from: TCL L40FHDF11TA 40-Inch 1080p 60 Hz LCD HDTV with 2-Year Warranty, Black (Electronics)
First, let me clarify that the TV is, in fact, native 1080p. No question about it.

Second, the panel on this TV is made by Samsung, and the quality is excellent.

Third, TCL's website has a find service center location search and it is quite extensive ..

Based on the two year warrantee, what I am seeing with my TV and Amazons excellent delivery, I'm giving this set a Best Buy rating ..

UPDATE 11/16/2010 .. this set is just plain excellent .. and Amazon service is top of the line .. my set developed a thin blue vertical line, I contacted Amazon, they picked up the set the next day and delivered a new set at the same time .. hard to beat that ..

Update 11/17/2010 .. it's a bit tiresome getting messages from folks who 1) don't have the TV and want to slam it in a public review 2)Know little to nothing about TV's .. I had an electronic repair business for 10 years and I've worked on a lot of TV's .. so I know what I'm talking about .. any TV by any maker is not 100% perfect 100% of the time .. I stand by the fact that this is a great set .. hey, if you don't want to buy it, go get something from the local 'Mart or what not .. or get nothing at all .. matters not to me .. I think you'll be missing out on a great deal, however ..

UPDATE 12/08/2010 .. Thanks to Original Aspect Ratio .... you might try this on any remote and see if it works .. what have you got to lose .. ?? .. keep in mind that this TV has been branded as RCA in the past ..
I have a Logitech Harmony remote. When I select "RCA L32HD41" the tv works 100% as far as I can tell.
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Initial post: Nov 17, 2010 10:12:08 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2010 12:52:40 PM PST
All of the major TV makers have their own set of problems .. this TV is an excellent deal with an excellent warrantee

Posted on Nov 17, 2010 1:13:00 PM PST
J. Chen says:
panel is usually in housing and unless you take it apart AND able to locate the model number, how is it possible to tell who manufacutre the panel on this tv?
the tv broke in 1 month like mrnadir mentioned; i never seen anyone being so enthusiastic about a tv even it breaks.
so who do you work for really?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2010 2:27:45 PM PST
I don't work for TCL, however, I owned an electronic repair business for 10 years and have seen many, many TV's .. I find it sad that folks want to slam something they know little about .. there are only 2 main manufacturing facilities for these panels in the entire world .. it takes little effort to figure out which made what .. I've worked on Samsungs, Panasonics and Sharps that had much worse problems .. a thin blue line is not a breakdown, it likely was caused in shipping since UPS pretty much mishandled the box before it got to me ..

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 17, 2010 5:22:06 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 17, 2010 5:57:30 PM PST
lj says:
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Posted on Nov 17, 2010 8:35:27 PM PST
Hey, thanks for a great review!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2010 4:22:28 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 19, 2010 4:23:12 AM PST
Aurora1957 says:
lj:
You bought this tv from Amazon? They have a lowest price guarantee. Just fill out the form online. I paid $449 and was given a refund the same day.

Posted on Nov 19, 2010 6:48:37 PM PST
Does anyone have a clue as to where to get the universal remote codes for this TV? I just set it up through a cable box (Scientific Atlanta explorer 8300HD) and the TCL remote will only control the volume and on/off functions. The channel numbers and up/down channel buttons only change the input selections, not the channels. In addition, my cable box remote will only control the channel changing and not the volume or on/off functions.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this?

Thank You

Posted on Nov 24, 2010 10:11:31 PM PST
Do you know the dimensions of the base stand? i want to set it on my mantle but it is only about 9" wide

Posted on Nov 25, 2010 8:40:04 AM PST
B. R. says:
What is the contrast ratio on this?
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