Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
    Results 1 to 35 of 144

    Thread: TVs assembled in the US

    1. Member mx5er's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 28th, 2001
      Location
      NY
      Posts
      13,045
      04-26-2012 12:28 AM #1
      Thought about posting this in the Home Theater section of the forum. But I think this is more about manufacturing jobs returning to the US.

      And in Michigan no less: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/...81431#47181431

      Glad to hear that the US assembled sets are sold out. And I hope sales takes off so US based suppliers takes notice and set up shop.

      Never heard of Element Electronics. I checked their site and the specs for their US assembled sets are coming soon. I checked the specs for the rest of their line up. While it's nothing ground breaking e.g. no 3D or internet capable, I would consider their US assembled set as a 2nd or 3rd set.

      I hope more companies takes notice.

    2. 04-26-2012 12:45 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by Crob View Post
      Americans can build anything, just have to convince multinational companies like Samsung, Siemens or Aerobus to invest in the USA. We lack competitiveness with other countries due to outdated infrastructure, and lack of universal health care. We have everything else though, land, raw materials, and labor.
      B+ Flame.

    3. Senior Member Lwize's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 4th, 2000
      Location
      Los Angeles
      Posts
      23,016
      Vehicles
      09 Rabbit S 5MT
      04-26-2012 12:59 AM #3
      I thought Mitsubishi still made TVs in the US. No?
      :gift:

    4. Member mx5er's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 28th, 2001
      Location
      NY
      Posts
      13,045
      04-26-2012 01:08 AM #4
      It only mentions North America on Mitsubishi's page: http://mitsubishi-tv.com/company/about

      Sure their headquarters is in California. But their North American manufacturing facility could be in Canada or Mexico. I'm gonna guess Mexico.

    5. Member finklejag's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 4th, 2002
      Location
      Vancouver, WA
      Posts
      4,516
      04-26-2012 01:11 AM #5
      I thought Sony still made TV's in the old VW plant in Pennsylvania?

    6. Member Mk1Racer's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 16th, 1999
      Location
      NJ
      Posts
      19,911
      Vehicles
      '01 B5.5 wagon, '81 Scirocco, '04 FXDWG and too many A1,2, & 3 cars to remember. '93 Miata for S&G
      04-26-2012 01:22 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Crob View Post
      I want universal health care and interstates paved with the finest asphalt the world can produce. Hell, add some toll lanes or a totally separate freeway that are truck restricted in between the wide ass medians on many of the country's interstates for drivers that want to go as fast as they want. Pay for my health care, and I'll pay to drive as fast as I want.
      So move to Europe.
      Quote Originally Posted by MRVW00
      my GF's love to show me their t!ts....and I like to motorboat them so much they call me Chris Craft...

    7. Member Biff Beltsander's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 14th, 2010
      Location
      Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
      Posts
      3,644
      Vehicles
      Six Speed Satanizer
      04-26-2012 01:58 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by mx5er View Post
      Never heard of Element Electronics.


      On a serious note, good to hear for Michigan. Hopefully the factory does well.
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      You are in the land of rust and honey.

    8. Member
      Join Date
      Dec 31st, 2005
      Location
      SoCal
      Posts
      16,480
      Vehicles
      Corvette & SV650
      04-26-2012 02:38 AM #8
      The amount of manual labor in that video was very surprising.
      Quote Originally Posted by apizzaparty View Post
      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

    9. Member B3sat16v's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 23rd, 2002
      Location
      Around the world
      Posts
      7,403
      Vehicles
      MH-60R
      04-26-2012 02:54 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Crob View Post
      It's not that easy. I don't know the language(s) fluently, and not enough moneys.
      Then quit bitching about the US sonny! When I came to the US, I did not know English and certainly did not have money. Wait I thought the countries you want to move to would assist you if you do not have money. I guess not!

    10. Member 8V Fury's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 26th, 2003
      Location
      roseville, california
      Posts
      5,397
      Vehicles
      2004 vw jetta wagon, 1990 vw jetta coupe, 1980 rabbit truck
      04-26-2012 03:25 AM #10
      Glad to see this is happening. Also just watched another thing on tv that jobs that were moved overseas are coming back to the US. Looks like companies are finally realizing the costly mistakes they made. Hope this is not temporary. We really need to boost in the economy here in the states and this is one of the first steps.
      Quote Originally Posted by Ron@RMAMotorsport View Post
      real deal<p>After spending two months in the mk3 forum it drove into the woods and set fire to itself.

    11. Geriatric Member ATL_Av8r's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 17th, 2002
      Location
      Gapiana
      Posts
      40,465
      04-26-2012 07:26 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Crob View Post
      Americans can build anything, just have to convince multinational companies like Samsung, Siemens or Aerobus to invest in the USA.
      wat?
      MemeGate 2012 - First Responder, post #2

      Quote Originally Posted by .skully.
      Mike, quote me in your signature

    12. Member merckx56's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 12th, 2004
      Location
      South Carolina
      Posts
      5,969
      Vehicles
      2014 Chevrolet Traverse LT 2006 GMC Yukon XL SLT
      04-26-2012 08:10 AM #12
      Only a matter of time until labor unions get involved and muck it up for everyone...like usual...
      ... you're not a hipster. But you definitely have hipster tendencies. Stay vigilant... like diabetes, you can manage this.
      -20DYNAMITE07

      This thread sucks -Quattro Krant

    13. Member rsj0714's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 3rd, 2006
      Location
      Greensboro, NC
      Posts
      3,242
      Vehicles
      2000 Acura TL 3.2, 2001 GMC Sierra (RIP)
      04-26-2012 08:31 AM #13
      None of the parts are being made here just shipped in right? Either way I will take an assembly factory if that's the first step, this is just barely manufacturing though.
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zero View Post
      Station wagons are for moms and Europe.

    14. Banned TheGreenspanator's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 20th, 2005
      Location
      Downingtown, PA
      Posts
      5,160
      Vehicles
      2 57 Bel Airs 65 Corvair 66 SS396 68 Dart 73 Vette 86 Golf 97 GTI 99/04 Neons & a truck
      04-26-2012 08:57 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by merckx56 View Post
      Only a matter of time until labor unions get involved and muck it up for everyone...like usual...
      I'm surprised it took this many posts for someone to drag unions into this

    15. 04-26-2012 09:09 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by TheGreenspanator View Post
      I'm surprised it took this many posts for someone to drag unions into this
      Problem? Labor unions are arguably the biggest reason for the downfall of some of the largest industries in the US.

    16. Member GeoffD's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 13th, 2001
      Location
      Killington, Vt & South Dartmouth, Ma
      Posts
      12,174
      Vehicles
      07 Fahrenheit GTI, 03 Mountaineer
      04-26-2012 09:14 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Crob View Post
      Americans can build anything, just have to convince multinational companies like Samsung, Siemens or Aerobus to invest in the USA. We lack competitiveness with other countries due to outdated infrastructure, and lack of universal health care. We have everything else though, land, raw materials, and labor.
      Siemens has a large medical instruments division in metro-Boston.

      The $5.00/hour manufacturing lines are in Asia. Samsung couldn't possibly manufacture cell phones in the US and be competitive. They do employ a ton of people in the US in high skill engineering jobs.

      There are an awful lot of GE and Pratt & Whitney engines in Airbus jets. An awful lot of avionics in an Airbus comes from the US.

      The US is still the largest manufacturer in the world. The US can't compete for $5.00/hour high volume, low skill manufacturing lines but nobody in the US would take a job that pays so poorly.

    17. Member rsj0714's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 3rd, 2006
      Location
      Greensboro, NC
      Posts
      3,242
      Vehicles
      2000 Acura TL 3.2, 2001 GMC Sierra (RIP)
      04-26-2012 09:17 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by GeoffD View Post

      The US is still the largest manufacturer in the world. The US can't compete for $5.00/hour high volume, low skill manufacturing lines but nobody in the US would take a job that pays so poorly.
      It wouldn't hurt to lower our corporate tax rate either.



      We are now the highest since Japan lowered theirs.
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zero View Post
      Station wagons are for moms and Europe.

    18. 04-26-2012 09:46 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by rsj0714 View Post
      It wouldn't hurt to lower our corporate tax rate either.



      We are now the highest since Japan lowered theirs.
      Loopholes and other special treatment for different kinds of businesses mean that businesses pay an effective rate of only 29.2% of their income, which puts the United States below the average of 31.9% among other major economies, according to analysis by the Treasury Department.

      http://money.cnn.com/2012/03/27/pf/t...axes/index.htm

    19. Geriatric Member ATL_Av8r's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 17th, 2002
      Location
      Gapiana
      Posts
      40,465
      04-26-2012 09:48 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Crob View Post
      Want jobs? Then appease to the Globalization gods or perish.
      Who the **** is Aerobus?
      MemeGate 2012 - First Responder, post #2

      Quote Originally Posted by .skully.
      Mike, quote me in your signature

    20. Member MotownSVT's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 9th, 2002
      Location
      Detroit REAdy+ROK City
      Posts
      8,683
      Vehicles
      2014 Ford Fusion w/ 3 pedals, 2014 Ford Escape
      04-26-2012 10:00 AM #20
      They've been all over the news here this week since they got up and running... their facility is about 15 minutes away from me so I'm happy to see a local business getting this kind of publicity.

      Quote Originally Posted by mx5er View Post
      Never heard of Element Electronics. I checked their site and the specs for their US assembled sets are coming soon. I checked the specs for the rest of their line up. While it's nothing ground breaking e.g. no 3D or internet capable, I would consider their US assembled set as a 2nd or 3rd set.
      I've seen Element TVs in stores before but I don't know anyone with one. but I'm with you; I'll definitely look into snapping one of them up to replace the old 32" monster set in the basement.
      Quote Originally Posted by BarryV1
      Scene points are kind of like bitcoins... They really carry no value outside of the internet.

    21. Member Time for a GTI's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 25th, 2006
      Location
      NH
      Posts
      9,137
      Vehicles
      '12 Golf R
      04-26-2012 10:07 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Crob View Post
      We lack competitiveness with other countries due to outdated infrastructure, and lack of universal health care.
      We lack competitiveness because we have a significantly higher expectation with regard to quality of life than the industrializing nations. This country also does not have the numbers of skilled workers needed to move a lot of the more complex tasks (design, etc.) over here. I read an article not too long ago about companies paying to bring people from other countries because they couldn't find U.S. citizens with the skill sets that they needed.
      Scotch. It's time.

      Quote Originally Posted by Buford T. Injustice View Post
      Wow such Canagay. Much hairy. So cuddles.

    22. Member
      Join Date
      Dec 9th, 1999
      Location
      West Chester, PA
      Posts
      6,125
      Vehicles
      '01 S2K, '05 3, '12 TSX
      04-26-2012 10:08 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Crob View Post
      When TV's weighed up to a 100lbs or more, but now I doubt it.
      The Sony 36" HD tube TV in my basement was built in PA. ****er weighs 230lbs. At the time you could get them cheaper from sony direct than from a store because of the freight cost. The picture quality is sick but its not widescreen. Sort of screws up movie viewing a little bit.
      Expose your cracks and love will fill them.

    23. 04-26-2012 10:09 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Who the **** is Aerobus?
      Boeings rival.
      Need detailing work done, PM me...located in central jersey!

    24. Geriatric Member ATL_Av8r's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 17th, 2002
      Location
      Gapiana
      Posts
      40,465
      04-26-2012 10:11 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by 09vdubgti View Post
      Boeings rival.
      Oh....like Volkswagon is a rival of Porsh?
      MemeGate 2012 - First Responder, post #2

      Quote Originally Posted by .skully.
      Mike, quote me in your signature

    25. Member adrew's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 14th, 2003
      Location
      Texas
      Posts
      12,355
      Vehicles
      '12 Yaris, '14 Mirage, 2.7 liters total
      04-26-2012 10:14 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by MAC View Post
      The Sony 36" HD tube TV in my basement was built in PA. ****er weighs 230lbs. At the time you could get them cheaper from sony direct than from a store because of the freight cost. The picture quality is sick but its not widescreen. Sort of screws up movie viewing a little bit.
      I have one of the very last ones they made: a 34" widescreen Sony XBR CRT HDTV. It weighs well over 200 lbs and is very front-heavy so it takes at least 3 people to move it around comfortably.

      Mine was made in Mexico and I haven't had a single issue with it. Picture quality (1080i) is still outstanding. That said, when I move in the next year or so I will probably just put an ad on Craigslist that says "free if you can move it."

      Also, I know Vizio made (assembled) TVs in the US previously -- not sure if they still do.
      Last edited by adrew; 04-26-2012 at 10:22 AM.
      Improving the signal-to-noise ratio

    26. 04-26-2012 10:17 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Oh....like Volkswagon is a rival of Porsh?
      nah more like vw and toyota
      Need detailing work done, PM me...located in central jersey!

    27. Geriatric Member ATL_Av8r's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 17th, 2002
      Location
      Gapiana
      Posts
      40,465
      04-26-2012 10:18 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by 09vdubgti View Post
      nah more like vw and toyota
      who?
      MemeGate 2012 - First Responder, post #2

      Quote Originally Posted by .skully.
      Mike, quote me in your signature

    28. Banned SimpleStaple's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 15th, 2011
      Location
      Villanova, PA
      Posts
      1,919
      Vehicles
      Jetta VI 2.5L
      04-26-2012 10:33 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by merckx56 View Post
      Only a matter of time until labor unions get involved and muck it up for everyone...like usual...
      Truth x19.

      Seriously, people, look at the UAW and what happened to General Motors and Chrysler. Why do you think they got the bailouts as opposed to Chapter 11?

    29. Banned SimpleStaple's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 15th, 2011
      Location
      Villanova, PA
      Posts
      1,919
      Vehicles
      Jetta VI 2.5L
      04-26-2012 10:34 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by joness0154 View Post
      Loopholes and other special treatment for different kinds of businesses mean that businesses pay an effective rate of only 29.2% of their income, which puts the United States below the average of 31.9% among other major economies, according to analysis by the Treasury Department.

      http://money.cnn.com/2012/03/27/pf/t...axes/index.htm
      29% is still high, regardless.

      You want incentives, you suck it up and make one.

    30. Senior Member Metallitubby's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 20th, 2001
      Location
      Atlanta, GA
      Posts
      21,097
      Vehicles
      SMC/CRV
      04-26-2012 11:36 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Who the **** is Aerobus?
      Fifth Element. Multi-pass

    31. Geriatric Member ValveCoverGasket's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 20th, 2002
      Location
      powell's books
      Posts
      35,629
      Vehicles
      '67 rolls royce, '67 mgb gt, '13 tdi, '14 glk350
      04-26-2012 12:29 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by rsj0714 View Post
      None of the parts are being made here just shipped in right? Either way I will take an assembly factory if that's the first step, this is just barely manufacturing though.
      how do you think car factories work?

    32. Member rsj0714's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 3rd, 2006
      Location
      Greensboro, NC
      Posts
      3,242
      Vehicles
      2000 Acura TL 3.2, 2001 GMC Sierra (RIP)
      04-26-2012 12:41 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      how do you think car factories work?
      Magic?
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zero View Post
      Station wagons are for moms and Europe.

    33. Member
      Join Date
      Dec 31st, 2005
      Location
      SoCal
      Posts
      16,480
      Vehicles
      Corvette & SV650
      04-26-2012 01:01 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by 09vdubgti View Post
      Boeings rival.
      Sure, if Fork is the rival of Gemini Motors.
      Quote Originally Posted by apizzaparty View Post
      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

    34. 04-26-2012 01:03 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by SimpleStaple View Post
      29% is still high, regardless.

      You want incentives, you suck it up and make one.
      If you compare it to our peers, its below average.

      How low should it be?

    35. Member trbochrg's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 1st, 2004
      Location
      Boring Small Town in Massachusetts
      Posts
      1,405
      Vehicles
      '13 CSG GTI -2011 Routan SE/RSE - '67 Beetle
      04-26-2012 01:09 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Racer View Post
      So move to Europe.
      I don't think moving to another country and legally obtaining employment/residency is as easy as you might think.
      13 CSG Wolfsburg GTI
      11 Routan SE/RSE
      67 Beetle (project car)
      Previous 08 CW R32 # 154 (Traded in 5-29-13) 02 Passat Wagon (Traded in, was such a great car)

    Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •