Originally Posted by USABob
I'm considering purchase of an Element 39" TV because of specifications and price but don't know anything about the company. Does anyone have information?
Element TV's are manufactured by a company called TongFang global, which is a northern Chinese based manufacturer. TongFang also makes TV's for a company called Seiki. Both Element and Seiki are self owned companies, yet neither manufacture their own LCD panels, or FP components. (Check tongfang-global.com/thtf.asp
for more info if you'd like)
However one thing worth noting that I am very pleased to hear is that Element is the first brand in quite a while, that plans on assembling TV's here in the US. Keyword there is assembling because they're still using parts/panel that is manufactured in China. Regardless, I wish the best of luck to Element in their venture to bring TV fab plants back to the US and I hope it's a a successful one.
All of that being said, Element is a very entry-level, value oriented brand that still fits into the somewhat long list of "no name TV" brands today. I think you might be able to find better value from other brands like Vizio, Insignia, and JVC (which both JVC and Vizio are made by a company called Amtran Video Technologies, and Insignia is made a company called Hisense)