Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Apr 2012 02:24 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "IKEA introduces UPPLEVA, a completely new range that integrates smart TV and sound system with furniture. UPPLEVA brings beauty and functionality to the living room, solving the problem of cable clutter and miss-match between TV and furniture." I'm throwing money at my screen but nothing is happening.
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RE[3]: Obligatory
by judgen on Wed 18th Apr 2012 03:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Obligatory"
judgen
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2006-07-12

Very interesting catch, but i find no sources in your article except "The displays are reportedly being supplied by Chinese manufacturer TCL." but as the former independent (now daughter) company of ikea used those as well for low end and smaller screens i do find it very possible. Maybe the Samsung screens will be used in some other model in the future, or the company did not renew the contract. We might never know as IKEA is almost always rather secretive about their deals.

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RE[4]: Obligatory
by steampoweredlawn on Wed 18th Apr 2012 03:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Obligatory"
steampoweredlawn Member since:
2006-09-27

It's not something I'd cite on Wikipedia, but it was worth mentioning.

I know absolutely nothing about the quality of TCL's products, it's possible they make high quality panels. It's equally likely that Ikea will go with a more well-known source.

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RE[5]: Obligatory
by GatoLoko on Wed 18th Apr 2012 23:44 in reply to "RE[4]: Obligatory"
GatoLoko Member since:
2005-11-13

I have 2 TCL TVs and they are crap. Both have USB, and both have it disabled.

One of them can't find all channels, while the other one and 4 other TVs do.

One of them somtimes refuses to turn off, and I'm forced to pull the cord.

Both "support" EPG, but only show the current show on the current channel. None of them shows the description.

Just CRAP.

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