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1/2 price TV Walmart YMMV

irishtwinsmommy 89 11 August 25, 2015 at 10:28 AM in Tech & Electronics (2)
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Walmart is re-setting their floor layout. Their old display TVs are 1/2 off. I got a Vizio 60" smartTV for $374. It was actually regularly $798!
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Please explain
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Walmart is re-setting their TV module

Not sure if Engrish is OP's primary language.
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Re-setting module to factory settings....
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Maybe his Walmart was redoing the store display and he was able to score a display TV?????
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Walmart is resetting their floor layout. Their old display TVs are now half off.
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Maybe his Walmart was redoing the store display and he was able to score a display TV?????
That's what I thought as well. But good luck with the life on that tv. Been on 24/7 probably for a year now or more.
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That's what I thought as well. But good luck with the life on that tv. Been on 24/7 probably for a year now or more.
yup yup. typically that's the case. And it's even worse now due to the technology when they turn them on.

Typically a tv life is based on 50% brightness 4 hours a day. Typically they will say there is a 20 year life.

Tv's now come with a retail mode. This means when they go on display the brightness is maxed to it can be seen better under the fluorescent lighting. 100% brightness for 24 7 means that i'f the tv is a year old (assumed because its a display, and they tend to change them out each year) then 24 hours in a day / 4 hours per day for life calculation, means that everyday it was on was the equivalent to 6 days, but because it was on 100% brightness you can multiply that by 2. Thus, if the tv has been on a year, it's already through roughly 12 years of it's life.

TLDR: Half off a tv with more than half it's life used is not a deal.
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I bought a Samsung floor TV in 2011 and it's still going strong. I think it's probably quite YMMV, I know for a fact that some Walmarts turn off their TVs either late into the night or on a holiday and then the department simply fails to turn all of them back on again. My local one will have varying TVs on and off with about 65% on at any given time.

At the end of the day it's a gamble for a half price TV, if you're on a budget and you're comfortable with the risk I say it's a good deal.
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