Proton PLTV-32 32" 720p Plasma Television Reviews
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Proton PLTV-32 32" 720p Plasma Television

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  • PROTRON PLTV-32CM — 16:9 WIDESCREEN —UPDATED 2008 —

    Jul 21, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent picture, good sound, easy setup and use.
    Cons: Remote key lay out needs redesign.

    Summary: This tv is still going strong for my parents that run it at least 12 hours a day. It will soon be two years old. I know several people were not happy with their purchase of the brand and model of lcd tv--either I lucked out with an improve unit or ... read more

  • Beware short life span

    Oct 5, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Good picture and cheap price This tv was good and provided a real easy setup
    Cons: You get what you pay for, it has been to find an authorize dealer 

    Summary: I Purchased my TV at Wall-mart two years ago during an after Christmas sale for $599.00.  The picture was very clear and could be seen from all parts of the room, no dark or distorted image like some have if your viewing it from ... read more

  • You get what you pay for

    May 8, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight Easy to install Clear Picture and Sound Inexpensive Price
    Cons: Poor customer service or repair capability Short life span

    Summary: I too was fooled by the SHOP NBC promotion right before Christmas 2 years ago and purchased 2 Protron LCD televisions. The 32 inch was High Definition, the 27 inch was not. It came along with a free DVD player and seemed like a great deal. But ... read more

  • TV Not Durable and Customer Service Very Questionable

    Feb 24, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap price, good picture, remote worked fine.
    Cons: Picture cut out faster and faster after about 10 months. Customer service no longer available.

    Summary: I bought the 32" PLTV from Sears in February 2007. Only had it hooked up to a VCR/DVD player for the first 10 months. When I signed up for HD TV service, moved it up to the family room, and mounted it on the wall, it worked fine for about a week. It ... read more

  • 8 Months Old and a True Workhorse

    Oct 17, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Right-sized for viewing in bedroom, easy to move (30 lbs.), 9 source inputs.
    Cons: No 2nd HDMI, no stereo out, uses 200 watts so is warm. Tippy?

    Summary: Purchased at Sears for $550 after last year's Superbowl frenzy, this unit displays great images from a multitude of sources I have operating in my bedroom media center. With only a slight delay, I switch between my DVD recorded/player (Accurian ... read more

  • NICE picture, NICE sound, klunky menus

    May 24, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice audio and video quality, MANY different inputs, basic operations easy
    Cons: No PiP, Menus klunky and difficult to access, manual channel input difficult for DTV

    Summary: specs: 32 inch 16:9 (widescreen) LCD flat-screen TV with built in ATSC and NTSC tuners. .51 x .51 mm pixel pitch, 1200:1 contrast ratio, - 89 degree viewing angle (really!) dimensions: 32 x 26 x 10 inches (aprox) weight: 40 lbs ... read more

  • OK Picture, HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE, DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY

    Mar 26, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: OK picture
    Cons: NON EXISTING MICKEY MOUSE CUSTOMER SERVICE, THE ONLY SERVICE YOU GET IS LIP SERVICE

    Summary: I bought this PIECE OF GARBAGE television in February 2007 because it seemed like a good deal. The first one had to be returned because the remote didn’t work NOR did the sleep timer and clock on the television. I spent 2 hours on the phone with ... read more

  • Customer Service Rotten - maybe item too! Maybe lost?

    Oct 15, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Picture good until.....
    Cons: Buyer Beware and stick with a good name brand!

    Summary: Bought item March 2006 with no problems until August 2006. While trying to use customer service for technical assistance, half of the personnel didn't understand English. Every time I called, the entire amount of information had to be repeated again ... read more

  • Piece of Crap

    Apr 3, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good picture and styling, fairly easy to set up.
    Cons: Remote sporadic in getting tv to turn on. Poor workmanship since 2 of 2 defective.

    Summary: We fell for the ShopNBC pitch. Sounded like a good price and they made the tv sound OH SO GOOD! When we first got it, the pictures were very good, nice styling. But the remote never worked from the beginning; like others stated it often took several ... read more

  • PROTRON IS NO SONY OR SAMSUNG

    Jan 25, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: SOUND IS EXCELLENT, SIZE, VALUE FOR DOLLAR
    Cons: POOR PICTURE QUALITY, NO BACKLIT REMOTE, BUTTONS ON REMOTE ARE SMALL

    Summary: OKAY, I GOT THE TWO TV DEAL FROM SHOPNBC SIX MONTHS AGO, SIGHT UNSEEN, SO MINE IS COMPLETELY PAID FOR....20" AND 32" HERE IS MY 32" PROTRON REVIEW: CLARITY OF THE PICTURE : THE MAJOR REASON YOU ARE EVEN READING THIS RIGHT NOW, RIGHT? ... read more

  • Beautiful Picture

    Jul 21, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: 32'' widescreen, Super slim, Picture, Brightness, 12ms response, Connections, Sound, Weight.
    Cons: AC Unit is loud, Remote short range & no universal codes, Only 1 HDTV input.

    Summary: I bought this HDTV after seeing it in a clients home office. It caught my eye immediately. The picture was beautiful. I searched it on the web and could not find it. I then saw it one day on a tv shopping channel I said what the heck I have nothing to ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • AFTER ONE YEAR ITS LOSING SOUND

    Jul 2, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great picture with great features.
    Cons: Seems to have a very, very short life span.

    Summary: I also was duped by the SHOPNBC sales pitch. I've had the tv about a year and I have no sound on a couple of stations. The weirdest thing is when the Simpson's come on and when TNT shows a game the sound is in Spanish. I recently lost sound on NBC & ... read more

  • TOTALLY & COMPLETELY FRUSTRATED

    Jun 13, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: GREAT PICTURE AND GOOD SOUND QUALITY
    Cons: OWNERS MANUAL SUCKS AS WHERE PARTS, SERVICE CAN BE OBTAINED. NO PHONE NUMBERS OR ADDRESSES

    Summary: To the Review Guy I read your review on the PROTRON LCD 32 inch model PLTV32. I too have one which was purchased through the NBC Shopping Channel. I paid around $ 1,300.00 for it at tthe time of purchase. It does have a great picture and sound ... read more

  • Avoid this Brand

    Jan 12, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cheap
    Cons: To many to list

    Summary: TV lasted 10 months had to send back for warranty shipping cost $90 dollars they sent back a refurbished one that lasted 4 months they said nothing they can do now terrible customer service nobody will repair it they say the TV is ... read more

  • STAY AWAY.......FAR AWAY

    Jun 21, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Picture quality was, and I reiterate, WAS, outstanding.
    Cons: Protron is a company in trouble...stay away.

    Summary: I purchased 2 in a 6 month period of '05. The ac adapter went on both and Protron has none in stock, nor do they intend on re-stocking. A friend of mine also bought one after seeing what a great picture it had........his adapter went out this week. I ... read more

  • BIG MISTAKE....

    Apr 14, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: picture quality if no pixels are dead!
    Cons: Remote sensor; Risk of dead pixels; Customer service!

    Summary: I read and hear a new company is coming out with new good LCD's so I go buy one. Only 2 months after buying this LCD, I start having problems with my remote. I change batteries and think I'll be good....WRONG!! All remotes are working inconsistent. It ... read more

  • Beware Protron

    Apr 9, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Nice picture if it will work.
    Cons: Service is non-existent,No English(Chinese Owned)

    Summary: Got my tv 18 mos.ago and the power supply board went out. No one wants to repair this brand especially Sears, since the manufacture will not cooperate in furnishing the part #, so it can be ordered. All Protron will give you is "take it to TV repair shop ... read more

  • Terrible Warranty Service

    Mar 21, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: see above
    Cons: see above

    Summary: I purchased a 26' LCD television from Sears. One month after the purchase, the remote stopped working. Numerous calls to their so-called Tech Support and broken promises by a supervisor named Peter to send out a new remote on three separate calls over a ... read more

  • fair product, terrible company to deal with

    Mar 7, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: good picture and sound, easy setp and quick shipping.great looking unit.
    Cons: Only two picture configs. No audio out just headphones remote not programable just quit.

    Summary: I purchased a pl-32 HD TV in november 2006. T.V gives a decent picture and performance, with the exception of the remote control. remote quit about a week after delevery and I have been trying to get a replacement since. all I get from Protron is the ... read more

  • Not a good buy

    Mar 23, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Reasonably good picture. PIP is a plus.
    Cons: See all in body of review.

    Summary: Purchased Protron 32" LCD from Sears three months ago. From day one the remote required several "hits" to get a response from TV. Sears service replaced remote - same problem with the new one. Last week the remote function quit completely. Sears service ... read more

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