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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Westinghouse 32" LED HDTV Television That's Actually Made In The U.S.A.. A Personal Look


It's About As Close To A U.S. Manufactured Television As Your Going To Get Unless You Go With A Foreign Owned Manufacturer In The U.S.. Lots Of U.S. Companies Outsourcing Manufacturing Then Shipping The Imported Product In To Sell Retail.

There are some televisions manufactured in the U.S. but the few that are have foreign owners and they just assemble the parts that are imported from overseas. As far as I can tell Westinghouse Digital according to Wikipedia manufactures in the U.S. and is run by U.S. Citizens that are of Taiwanese heritage. This Westinghouse Digital company is in fact a U.S. manufacturing company located in Orange County Calif. but the people that run it have family members that own an ever larger Taiwanese Electronics Company called, " Chi Mei Companies". Somehow Richard Houng became the CEO of Westinghouse Digital and the "Chi Mei Company" through Richard Houng tried to take over Westinghouse Digital then divert all the profits to the "Chi Mei Company" in Taiwan. 

There is a "Westinghouse Digital Taiwan" that is not "Westinghouse Digital U.S.A" so my conclusion is the Taiwanese company "Chi Mei" wanted to move the U.S.A Westinghouse Digital to Taiwans new "Westinghouse Digital Taiwan" and engaged in crimimal activity to do it. While they were trying to do this they decided to screw over a chinese/taiwan creditor of electronic parts and this is what did them in. 

The only problem is that the Westinghouse name is making the profits for these licensed companies and is licensed to "Westinghouse Digital". The company cannot be taken over except through deception. The Westhinghouse parent company does not manufacture anymore and sells its name to other manufactures. I'm not a lawyer so some of this may be off a little bit.

This is a different story so I'll give a link and stop here.

 Tatung Co. vs Family Of Richard Houng

I just wanted a television. My cable service provider just went to an all digital signal in September 2016. Sure, you could still get a picture on your old square box T.V. sets after you received your new "Mini Boxes" the cable company forced you to pay for in order for your T.V. to keep working. I had already changed over to to the now LED flat panels but I still had an old square box T.V. in a back room. I've been wanting to toss the old square box T.V. for a long time and just got around to doing so.

I was searching for a new 24" LED flat panel with 1080P and they just were not around at least in the brands I always purchase off store shelves. I only wanted a small 24" because it would have equaled the picture height on my old square box and I use it right above my computer monitor. The features I was looking for were multiple HDMI ports and an old VGA port. The pain of it was none of the 24" in any brand except for one had no more than 1 HDMI port and none had the VGA or DVI. I did find a 24" with 2 HDMI ports on an LG for $170.00.

LG is Korean made and are the ones that purchased "Zenith". Zenith was the last of all U.S. television manufactures to be absorbed by a foreign company. There are now a couple of U.S. television manufacturers but buyer beware. Vizio is said to be a U.S. manufacturer but it's said they outsource the manufacturing by Consumer Reports then import in to sell. A huge part of the televisions that are now manufactured in the U.S. are by Japanese owned companies.

Westinghouse doesn't manufacture anything anymore. CBS owns Westinghouse now. Westinghouse shut its doors to manufacturing in 1998 or so. Westinghouse lets say, "Rents Its Name Out". Westinghouse Electric is operated by Toshiba though a license and is the Nuclear Energy division of the old Westinghouse company. Westinghouse Digital produces television sets and manufactures them in Diamond Bar Calif. under a license to use the Westinghouse name. The Westinghouse brand is nothing but a paper tiger that licenses its name to other companies who use the Westinghouse Brand Name to sell stuff.

From Bloomberg: Those were the days when American brands—Admiral, General Electric, Magnavox, Motorola, Philco, RCA, Silvertone, Westinghouse, Zenith—owned the market. In the early 1950s, according to the New York Times, more than 90 U.S. companies made TV sets. In 1953 the (now-defunct) Radio-Electronics-Television Manufacturers Association (Retma) reported almost 7.3 million TVs were made in the U.S. This number grew significantly in later years.

Then the Japanese entered the picture, dominating by the late 1970s. U.S. consumers bolted for Sony and other Japanese brands that were offering superior quality at a better price. One by one, the U.S. manufacturers disappeared. And in 1995 the last remaining U.S. television company, Zenith, was sold to Korea’s LG Electronics.

It's already been proven that over 70,000 factories have left the U.S. since the year 2000 due to politicians not taking care of U.S. Citizens and only thinking of globalization that is leaving the U.S. in ruins. What's not talked about yet is all the factories that have been purchased by foreign corporations since the 1960's all because U.S. politicians refused to protect U.S. Citizen jobs. Nobody has any problems with foreign corporations selling their products in the United States just as long as they build their products in the U.S. and not purchase U.S. manufacturing and moving production to their own countries then shipping the product back to the U.S.. Our U.S. politicians should have put a tariff on imported products and force foreign companies to manufacture in the U.S. if they want the profits.

All you need on a T.V. anymore is the HDMI ports. All the other ports are ancient now. You can connect all the new electronics with the HDMI port cables and get the results needed. The VGA is an old port used for video. The computer I purchased years ago and already have had to replace the hard drive (myself) came with a VGA cable so I use it to connect my computer to the T.V. and since my T.V. sits directly above my computer monitor I can switch over to the VGA port on my T.V. and create more room for open pages on my computer. I don't view videos with the VGA port, I use the VGA port to drag open window panes onto another monitor (In This Case My T.V.). For those that are unaware you can move pages and window panes off your computer monitor and drag them onto another monitor.

I was eyeballing the boxes down below the display models and viewed a box that said "Westinghouse" on it that did not have a display model out. The Westinghouse was a 32" and larger than I wanted but it had 3 HDMI ports, 1 VGA port and a few other ports for different style cables plus several audio ports. Westinghouse just added the VGA port to run old electronics on and since I have an old VGA video cable and the computer port I may as well use it :) . The Westinghouse T.V. was port friendly and since it had most of what I was looking for I purchased it.

Wikipedia States Westinghouse Digital Manufactures In Orange County Calif.

This Westinghouse television 32" model I purchased (WD32HB1120-C) was being dumped off for $119 plus tax of course. If I had waited another week I could have gotten it for $99.00 from Best Buy. I found out Westinghouse isn't retailed though all retailers. Best Buy, Target and a few others. I only wanted a small television that had ports I could plug my computer into and other computer devices and this model provided me with the most connection ports of all the smaller televisions. This Westinghouse licensed company is moving to the new "4G" HDTV models.

This model of Westinghouse branded television I purchased has a great picture after the screen burn in. Some other brands take months to burn in but this one did burned in fast. It advertises itself as 720p resolution but is compatible with 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p and of course 720p. Most of the "P" and "I" destination resolutions are what the television station or cable service provider is broadcasting in. Fox television and ABC outputs 720p and all other television stations output 1080i. This Westinghouse shows an input resolution of 1080i but advertises itself as 720p? I'm not getting into the input and output resolutions because that's another article. All I will say is most televisions are compatible with most television station and cable provider output resolutions as this Westinghouse is.

Westinghouse Television Products

Since Best Buy did not have a display model out of any Westinghouse flat panels and not even the clerk that assisted me had seen one working I took a chance on the picture quality and am very happy with it. I was looking for connection ports and I have plenty of them. How long will it last? Who knows how long any of them will last. From 8 feet away the picture is splendid much more so than when it's up in my face while I'm sitting here typing.

I purchased one of these "Westinghouse Digital U.S.A." televisions because I couldn't believe the price they were being sold for and they were what I was looking for. So far I am happy with it since the only option I have is to purchase a foreign television. There are very few to no televisions or electronics made in the U.S. anymore. Can you believe this? "The U.S.A Doesn't Make Its Own Electronics At All" and in this new age of electronic communication the United States has to rely on foreign countries to supply us with electronic communication devices. This cannot be happening but the reality of it is, "It Has Happened".

Jim Allan, EzineArticles Platinum Author

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

1964 Pontiac GTO Royal Bobcat Model Kit Engine Without The Car Body


1964 421 HO Pontiac GTO Royal Bobcat Engine

Written By Jim Allan | 12-28-2016

This engine is out of a 1998 Revell Model Kit replica of the 1964 Pontiac GTO "Royal Bobcat" Outfitted car. The model kit gave the option of building the engine with the standard 3, 4 barrell carburetors or with the racing blower under a 2, 4 barrell carburetor setup. I built this engine with the racing setup. 1964 Pontiac GTO Royal Bobcat

This model kit engine is the 421 HO (High Output) Tri-Power version (3 four barrel carburetors creating 370 HP) converted to a drag racing setup with dual carburetors on top of a blower. These motors were commonly used in Nascar and drag racing. 

Sunday, December 25, 2016

"Stripe" Online Payment Service Becoming Trusted And Used By Many Online Marketplace Venues And Retailers

Written By Jim Allan | 12-25-2016

"Stripe" came to be a few years ago and as it goes the growth is slow. But as people come into contact with this online payment service more and more through online marketplace venues the thought of giving it a try is more of an urge than a dismissal. Many internet web hosting and selling marketplace sites have already installed and offer it up as a payment option for its stores.

Ioffer.com and Ecrater.com online marketplaces have transitioned over to using "Stripe". Godaddy and Shopify are just a few out of thousands that use "Stripe" now.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A Reflection Of The Future Republican Political Party Under Donald Trump


It's Not About Electing People To Power That Will Take Us Somewhere Better. It's Only About Electing People Into Power That Will Take Us To The Better Place Where We Want To Be.

Written By James Allan | 12-20-2016

A Now Revamped Republican Party Is On The Horizon That Is Pushing Out Its Past Failures And Putting U.S. Citizens Over Business, Government And Immigrants.

As the new Republican Party forms under the leadership of Donald Trump we must make certain all of our efforts do not go to waste and build a never ending effort that cannot be broken. Taking back our political party that was taken from us is underway. Spokespersons that speak for our efforts must be vetted and maintained in the near Donald Trump voice so when we are ready to step down the next generations of us can keep up the effort that our generation created and put into play.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

I Pissed Off Many Hours Playing But I'm Made It To Level 300 And Only Used A Few Bonus Knockers


Sure, I play this game to much. I reached level 300 and have gone through the vortex. I only used a few of my bonus knocker candies. I used to be 2nd as to how many people reached level 200 but now 4 people are ahead of me. They must be using and paying for more bonus knockers or play a hell of a lot more than me. I'm laying off playing so much just because it's to crazy to be sucked into this game of pure luck with some applied engineering installed of course.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Tom Daniel's 2013 "Paddy Wagon" Release Is A Model Kit I Look Forward To Building In Dedication To Police Officers


The Pic Above Of The 2013 Paddy Wagon Release Includes The Two First Time Cop Figures

This Tom Daniels Paddy Wagon model kit was first produced by Monogram in 1968 without the figures. The Paddy Wagon model kit was then reproduced again in 1998 under the "Revell Monogram" name without the figures. The newest reproduction of the Paddy Wagon model kit with a 2013 copyright date does come with the first time "Cop Figures" Sean Fogerty and Patrick O'Reilly.

The 2013 release of the paddy wagon with the first time cop figures is still available though online retailers. The Paddy Wagon has always been a popular model kit but this release in 2013 with the actual cop figures is going to be a valuable collectors item in the future when it's no longer available though retailers if you don't build it. I have mine I purchased but I'm not going to save it, "I'm Going To Build It". I'll dedicate my building of this Paddy Wagon model kit to all the police officers that lost their lives in service to United States citizens.   

Jim Allan, EzineArticles Platinum Author