Originally Posted by Gary D
Even if the item is a second it will probably give good service. A tv would be classed as a second if it had more than specified failed pixals, most tv's have one or two. If they are in the middle of the screen it would be much more of a problem than tucked away on the edge. There are only a few screen makers, LG being by far the largest, same with mother boards, so whatever the brand they share many components. The PC industry being another example.
That's right, the quality of both materials and labor here is substandard.