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RCARCA 42" Plasma 720p 600Hz HDTV , 42PA30RQ
Enjoy a terrific HDTV experience with the RCA 42" plasma HDTV. Watch conventional and digital broadcasts, including HDTV programs where available with the ATSC digital/NTSC analog tuner. Note: You must have a source of HD programming in order to take full advantage of the RCA 42" plasma HDTV. Contact your local cable or satellite TV provider for details on how to upgrade.
Average Customer Rating:
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Customer Recommendation64%387 out of 604reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
I should have guessed- If something is too good to be true, it probably is. I saw the price on this tv- about $ 370 for a 42 inch? that's pretty good, so I bought it and hooked it up. All went well until the picture came on. It never would sharpen up. Every channel was fuzzy and out of focus. By that evening, all I got was black screen. I tried all the fixes, but no picture- just black screen. Wal Mart was great about letting me return it to the local store- I bought a 32" Vizio- perfect picture!!
ordered 11/18/10 received in store 12/2/10 box not damaged. set up tv had sound but no picture waited and waited nothing upon a closer inspection discovered screen was cracked. returned to store next morning for credit. started reading reviews on 12/14/10 and found out many other customers had cracked screens. WHY ?
I OPENED TOP OF BOX AND LOOKED AT TV---TV SCREEN WAS CRACKED VERY BAD ALL OVER----NO DAMAGE TO OUTSIDE OF BOX----BECAUSE OF THIS,I NEVER UNBOXED TV---- i am sure walmart will make good---just lots of trouble to take back
I ordered this on Nov 21 and was home when it was delivered a few days later. My husband opened the box Xmas day and the screen was cracked in the corners. We just got home from the local Walmart, where they returned the TV with no problem. BUT we were VERY disappointed to have received a broken TV and I cannot believe all the other reviewers who have had the same experience! What the heck happened at the RCA warehouse?!
It arrived at my door just before Christmas with a cracked display screen. We never even took it all the way of of the box. We took it back to the local Wal Mart store where my money was courtesly refunded. Next time, I will not have it shipped to my home, but to the store instead! It was so disappointing. I have another one just almost like it same brand, size, etc. It is just over a year old and has red streaks all in the picture.
I read the reviews and saw all of those stating they had recieved units with cracked screens. Since I was just picking it up at the local Walmart and could return it there as well I thought I'd give it a try. Mine was broken so I promptly returned it and got my money back. There were no more available online, so no bargain for me.
I purchased this item back in December when they had a great one day deal for $379.00 and free shipping.Had it shipped to my house(which my brother warned me NOT to do).I didnt open the box immediately but when I did,the screen was shattered in a million pieces!I understand things happen and Walmart did eventually fix the problem..4 TELEVISIONS LATER..each were shattered.I wont go into the ordeal in between each of sending them back.I still dont know whether this was a Walmart problem or RCA problem but Walmart claims they got back over 10,000 of them back broken..make that 10,004!!!!BEWARE!!!!!I cant attest to much of the quality of the tv since I have only had mine 2 days..5 months after my first order! Good price if you maybe have it shipped to store and make sure its not broken before leaving.
Unpacked TV to find same problem expressed by a number of others. Screen was cracked and broken. Returned to Walmart. It was fast and simple but having to repack and return was disappointing. Was supposed to be a Christmas present so I am glad I checked after seeing previous reviews. Expected a better product from RCA.
I read others review about this TV before I purchased it. I expected the best because of the brand.But some people had problems on arrival, with the screens being cracked. I fear I would have that problem also and did. I put the TV back in the box right away & will return it to my local Wal-Mart tomorrow. I plan to buy another 1 , especially since the price have dropped even lower, I hope its a freak accident, cause RCA is a trusted product.
After only 3 days, we turned on the TV and it no longer had a picture. Used it only a few hours. Was very disappointed. Returned TV and bought a better quality one at another store. Would not recommend!
I am unable to rate this product due to the fact that the TV was purchased as a Christmas gift however, the item was received with a broken screen. I feel that the defect was one caused by the shipping company (Seko Worldwide). Luckily I was able to return the item to the local Walmart store and received a full refund on 12/24/10 and fortunately found a suitable replacement.