Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jun 2012 16:24 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Another fantastic article at The Verge, this time covering Vizio in-depth, written by Nilay Patel. "Vizio is one of the best-kept secrets in consumer technology. The tiny Southern California company consistently sells the most HDTVs in America, but it's a sure bet that you know virtually nothing about it. Hell, most people don't even know Vizio is an American company, even though all but three of its 417 employees work in the US."
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Thank you for linking to this
by alex_m on Fri 15th Jun 2012 17:43 UTC
alex_m
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2012-06-15

I own several Vizio TVs. I had no idea they are an American company! I believe Syntax/Olevia (now gone) were also an American company. Both made/make very good products and are a great value for the money.

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zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

I had an Olevia HDTV once. It was not a good product. For one, they used a thick glass on the front which raised the weight of the display to well over 70 lbs on a 47" screen.

For contrast, the Sony I replaced it with is only about 30 lbs.

The second thing is that the display electronics partially failed in the second year I owned it. Probably because of overheating. I could feel the heat coming off the back of that thing. Crazy design.

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RE: Thank you for linking to this
by zima on Fri 22nd Jun 2012 22:55 in reply to "Thank you for linking to this"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I own several Vizio TVs. I had no idea they are an American company! [...] make very good products and are a great value for the money.

Maybe more like US brand ...they hardly make anything.
("several"? ...oh my)

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