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Radiosrfun

Curtis brand - RT 700 - 7" LCD TV

My brother bought one for himself - one for me - for Christmas. He had his
on the other night - and it got very hot. The case melted in back - before
shutting off. Mine runs hot too. His was laying in his bed on a pillow as he
laid there watching. It is a wonder it didn't catch fire.

I'm not going to try to repair either, as they would still be under
warranty. I DOUBT the store will take them back, so we'll write to the
company for further remedy.

This set sold at Best Buy for $149. They look nice and are cool - til they
start screwing up. NOT WORTH IT.

Just wanted to put you all on alert - if you've seen them and considered
one.

If someone makes a similar set - better in quality, I'd like to know
who.................

Your suggestions?
 
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PeterD

His was laying in his bed on a pillow as he
laid there watching. It is a wonder it didn't catch fire.

1. Were cooling vents blocked by chance?

2. Yes, very lucky there wasn't a fire...

3. Probalby crappy design...

4. I don't think you'll get much satisfaction from 'Curtis', but good
luck--and let us know what they say.
 
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Radiosrfun

PeterD said:
1. Were cooling vents blocked by chance?

2. Yes, very lucky there wasn't a fire...

3. Probalby crappy design...

4. I don't think you'll get much satisfaction from 'Curtis', but good
luck--and let us know what they say.

I don't believe the vents were "blocked" completely - but then again, if you
set it down flat on any surface, even on a shelf, the same thing would have
happened. IF they knew it would get that hot, they should have made the base
a bit higher and add some vents. Why would they make it to sit flat if that
is going to happen? They shot themselves in the foot if that is the case. I
don't think that set should have malfunctioned so quick regardless. I think
you're probably right about the company. We shall see.
 
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Charles Schuler

Radiosrfun said:
Curtis brand - RT 700 - 7" LCD TV

My brother bought one for himself - one for me - for Christmas. He had his
on the other night - and it got very hot. The case melted in back - before
shutting off. Mine runs hot too. His was laying in his bed on a pillow as
he laid there watching. It is a wonder it didn't catch fire.

I'm not going to try to repair either, as they would still be under
warranty. I DOUBT the store will take them back, so we'll write to the
company for further remedy.

This set sold at Best Buy for $149. They look nice and are cool - til they
start screwing up. NOT WORTH IT.

Just wanted to put you all on alert - if you've seen them and considered
one.

If someone makes a similar set - better in quality, I'd like to know
who.................

Your suggestions?

Go to Best Buy and ask to speak to the manager (take the melted piece of
garbage with you).
 
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