Originally Posted by Matt L
I'd be curious to know who manufactures RCA. Thompson dumped it years ago, odds are some company bought the name.
LOL "All your TV are belong to us".
This particular tv is made by TTE Technology, a subsidary of TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings. BusinessWeek says TCL engages in the manufacture and sale of color television sets and other audio-visual products in Mainland China, North America, Europe, and internationally. TCL's website says they have 4 brands globally: TCL, ROWA, Thompson and RCA.
Apparently Thompson owns the brand names GE, PROSCAN, RCA, (and Thompson) and licenses these names to third party manufacturing companies.
It would be interesting to see all the corporate structures to see how much is "brand management" and how much is divesting revenue negative operations via "spin offs". TCL says they have a lab in Indy, that must have been part of the old RCA organization.
I was looking at a PROSCAN - I remember that as being RCA's premium label at one time. Thompson has it licensed to ON Corp (see www oncorpus.com)
It will be interesting to see if these companies can grow these brand names back to their old prominance or if this is just a way to get the last $ out of names remembered by the "old timers".
Meanwhile, enjoying the TV. So far there's been a 2 day marathon "Midnight Club LA" race session in the basement and no complaints. it looks good (on the other hand, I am so not ever letting my 12 yr old drive any of my cars LOL). Also hooked it to a PC via VGA, no problem with the 19?? x 1080 resolution other than the image had to be shifted to the left to fit on the screen.