1) “Actual Owners” of the RCA LED40C45RQ like the TV.
79% or 30 out of 38 buyers would recommend this product to a friend. Out of the 8 owners that don’t recommend – most got a broken TV due to shipping.
89% or 398 of 448 buyers would recommend this product to a friend.
2) You can get a decent 40+ inch TV for under $300. A perfect example is the Samsung PN43F4500 Plasma.
Many of the expensive TVs are expensive because of gimmicks. All kinds of useless noise reduction gimmicks, smoother motion gimmicks local dimming gimmicks etc. Stupid things that actually make the picture worse and should be turned off.
Add to the cost smart features that become outdated very fast. You’d be better offer getting external smart features built into BD players and media players.
Sure a better brand may have a little better picture but really you’re mostly paying more for stupid gimmicky processing that should be turned off anyway. And smart features that get outdated real fast and it would be smarter to buy smart features built into external boxes.
3) Someone please show me truthful, actual verifiable info that states that RCA TVs have a much lower longevity rating than the more expensive brands. In 2008 I bought my senior citizen mom one of the last big CRTs, a 32 inch RCA that is on 18 hours a day and still works perfectly. A friend had a 2006 32 inch Sony CRT that was on 6 hrs a day max and failed within’ 3 yrs. I later found out that this was a common problem with those Sony CRTs. Search on the net “Dead Sony 32 inch CRT 6 blinks dead” or something like that.
Finally to tom669 or anyone who might know.
Does another company make the other current 40 inch RCA model RLDED4016A?
I have the PROSCAN version PLDED4016A of the RCA and love the set. See this thread
Note the RCA that the thread starter asked about is model # LED40C45RQ