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Why different standards for different HDTS's?

by kenmorales / September 15, 2006 1:38 AM PDT

I was taking a look at LCD HDTVs for purchase online when i came across one that was far cheaper than the rest. It wasn't a brand name and i asked a friend what he thought about it. His reply was simply "You get what you pay for."

My question is don't all TVs imported into the US undergo FCC standards testing? Why then do TVs vary in quality?

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FCC and TVs
by Dan Filice / September 15, 2006 3:40 AM PDT

I don't think the FCC has anything to do with the quality and workmanship of products sold to the public. They are interested in broadcast signals. As far as quality of TVs go, I think many of the actual LCD displays are only made by a few companies. It's what goes into the TV that separates the men from the boys. There is a lot that goes into a TV besides the screen that determines quality of the mechanics and quality of the image we see. You will NOT see the same quality picture on a 42" no-name TV vs. a 42" Sony XBR. Just won't happen.

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Thanks
by kenmorales / September 15, 2006 8:07 AM PDT
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Thank you for putting that in perspective for me. I noticed on your profile you said you work for a movie studio. Does any of your recruiting involve screenwriters?

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My Profile
by Dan Filice / September 15, 2006 1:38 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks

Sorry, my recruiting doesn't involve screenwriters. Not sure who handles that, but you can look at jobs posted by my company, in all areas, at www.foxcareers.com. Click on Job Search from the main screen. And technically, I'm not a recruiter any more as I'm doing Operations Managing, but recruiting still falls under my jurisdiction. Good luck on the job search!

Dan

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