In case you were wondering TCL (aka RCA in the US and Alacatel in Europe! Also Uppleva brand at IKEA) is 4th largest TV producer of 2012 aft Sony, LG and Samsung. Owned by Chinese government and some Hng Kong investors. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TCL_Corporation
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Best price for a 55" out there, and their reviews are really good too from Amazon[amazon.com].
For those who are not familiar with TCL, they have their own panel manufacturing plant (CSOT), which supplies panels to Samsung.
CSOT was formed by TCL and Century Corp. back in 2009, owning 55% and 45% of CSOT's stake respectively.
And then in 2011, Samsung decided to join the game by buying 15% of stake off Century Corps hand. After the equity swap, CSOT will then supply 2.55 million panels to Samsung annually as an Original Design Manufacturer. Therefore, if TCL (CSOT) panels can walk into Samsung's door, that means they're pretty good. Source[woodlawnpost.com]
So for those who's in the market for a budget big TV, this might fit your needs.
I got mine just two days ago and can confirm this set is legit. I can post a demo video of it if anyone is interested
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