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Westinghouse - 58" Class - LED - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR - Roku TV $280

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Does Westinghouse still exist?
On March 24, 2017, parent company Toshiba announced that Westinghouse Electric Company would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because of US$9 billion of losses from nuclear reactor construction projects. ... In 2018, Westinghouse was acquired by Brookfield Business Partners and some partners.
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Does Westinghouse still exist?
On March 24, 2017, parent company Toshiba announced that Westinghouse Electric Company would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because of US$9 billion of losses from nuclear reactor construction projects. ... In 2018, Westinghouse was acquired by Brookfield Business Partners and some partners.
Another great American company whacked. They rolled the dice on the nuclear thing and apparently lost although I believe they still build them for the Navy or at least parts and pieces. They actually make some decent tech products still. People don't realize that they have a huge library of patents on products that still are out there that can give their products an advantage. I don't know if they have anything on TVs, but I know for small portable generators they compete with Honda and Yamaha because of a patented piece of equipment. They hold patents on many military areas radios, etc.

They don't know how to market and no longer have the same name recognition as the other two, but they have a patent on a counter rotating fan system that cuts the decibels by cancelling out noise substantially. So, they are still around and anyone can build a TV and be in the TCL, Hisense quality area now days. Why not test the waters and perhaps drag out an old patent or two and see if it has any advantages... That would be my guess on this.

When they were on top, they would identify tech areas and put multiple independent teams on solving problems or identified areas of potential advantage. Each team would have to create a product. Then they would take them apart and patent every single part and piece that was unique to keep the competition at bay. Zerox did the same kind of thing. The Engineers would get the orignal patent forms framed. My family knew engineers from both companies... One invented duplexing and ID'd area for Zerox. Another invented commercial Stereo (multi-plexing). But, as you can tell that was awhile ago...
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Another great American company whacked. They rolled the dice on the nuclear thing and apparently lost although I believe they still build them for the Navy or at least parts and pieces. They actually make some decent tech products still. People don't realize that they have a huge library of patents on products that still are out there that can give their products an advantage. I don't know if they have anything on TVs, but I know for small portable generators they compete with Honda and Yamaha because of a patented piece of equipment. They hold patents on many military areas radios, etc.

They don't know how to market and no longer have the same name recognition as the other two, but they have a patent on a counter rotating fan system that cuts the decibels by cancelling out noise substantially. So, they are still around and anyone can build a TV and be in the TCL, Hisense quality area now days. Why not test the waters and perhaps drag out an old patent or two and see if it has any advantages... That would be my guess on this.

When they were on top, they would identify tech areas and put multiple independent teams on solving problems or identified areas of potential advantage. Each team would have to create a product. Then they would take them apart and patent every single part and piece that was unique to keep the competition at bay. Zerox did the same kind of thing. The Engineers would get the orignal patent forms framed. My family knew engineers from both companies... One invented duplexing and ID'd area for Zerox. Another invented commercial Stereo (multi-plexing). But, as you can tell that was awhile ago...
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Westinghouse and TCL. Two TV companies that their TV's have failed on me within a couple years. TCL = The infamous going dark > bright > dark > bright loop. Westinghouse = Either a yellow or red line going down the screen, and the ARC port doesnt work. Works fine for regular HDMI functions, but doesnt work for sound bar any more.
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I am inclined to purchase this for my parents since they currently have a 40inch Panasonic Viera plasma that has been going strong for 11 years. I feel like it's life will cut out soon. However, my past experience with a Westinghouse 24 inch LED tv, is holding me back- the screen went black one day and would not 'turn on'. My desktop at the time would recognize the Westinghouse tv when I hit the power switch (small power light would respond and turn on) but the actual screen would not show on the monitor.
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Personally I would go with the 5 series 2019 TCL 50" 50S525 for around this price. It's only like $300! Or the TCL 6 Series 2018 R615 I think..
The TCL 55" 55S525 is $349 too. It's $75 more but damn the picture is great for this price.
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This looks oddly familiar to the Hisense 58" that was $280 at Costco over the summer.
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I'd even go with the 55 inch Hisense over this. At least you're getting Dolby Vision.
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Tossing this in for an anecdote, I have a 32" Westinghouse that I bought in 2007 with all its 1080i glory and its lone HDMI port.

Granted I don't use it much on the day-to-day (the PC monitors have gone through three upgrades since that TV was acquired and see the bulk of the action), but it still works when I do use it.
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Tv died on me after 13 months. 1 month after the manufactures warranty. Will never buy a Westinghouse tv again.
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