GE D52GW12 52" HD Rear-Projection Television
(21 Epinions reviews)
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Highest Rated Consumer Review by the Community
Sep 1, 2005 by notoriouslfb
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros: Great price, decent picture, works in lighted areas, big HD monitor.
Cons: Poor sound, one component input and component is only HD input.
Summary: I enjoy movies and television. I have a good sound system with a sunfire connected to paradigm speakers. So I was looking for a television to go along with this sound system. I was able to purchase this television for 900 dollars. The picture ... read more
Mar 12, 2009 by guywfield
Rated a Helpful Review
Pros: Smoked, but did not burn the house down.
Cons: Is broken after 4 years. Now junk.
Summary: Purchased the GE TV new at Best Buy for $1000 brand new in December of 2004. Now 4 and a quarter years later it has stopped working. Shuts itself off if you try to turn it on. The screen is completely black , no picture whatsoever, even for a minute. ... read more
Oct 12, 2008 by urtimewillcome
Rated a Helpful Review
was a great television until it started to spark, crackle and smoke.Cons:
Had only three years.
Sparks, smoke and now no longer works. Purchased brand new!
Summary: I find it a bit troubling that anyone would encourage others not to heed the advice of those who have experienced such a scary situation like that of a perfectly FUNCTIONAL television that starts to crackle and flame. Had I been warned a month ago, I may ... read more
Jun 20, 2007 by goddesslm80
Rated a Helpful Review
Pros: It was great having an HDTV for 2 years
Cons: not worth $1000 for 2 years
it will try to kill you
Summary: We've had this TV for 2 1/2 years and last night it tried to burn our house down. It' was on most of the evening and around 10:30pm it started cracking and popping. The screen went black and blue elctrical arc and sparks shot out the back. There was a ... read more
Oct 29, 2005 by mspris
Rated a Helpful Review
Pros: Nice screen size for price paid.
Cons: I'm beginning to think that it may be a fire hazard!!!!
Summary: I totally agree with Cherim224. We had our set for a little over 7 months when it started to crackle & throw sparks. The set would turn itself off and then on again, even when unplugged!! We purchased a PSP from the store we got the TV at and are ... read more
Express Customer Reviews
Jul 20, 2010 by kbrothers
Not rated yet
Cons: Fire hazzard
Summary: I found this phone number and filed a complaint today. We need to file as many as possible to get any kind of resolution to this ... read more
Mar 20, 2010 by bjmetz
Pros: Thought it was a good deal.
Cons: Worse $1000 ever spent.Lucky our house didn't burn down!
Summary: Purchased tv 5 yrs ago from Best Buy with a 4yr protection plan that expired 1 year ago Last night while watching tv we heard a popping noise followed by a bunch of sparks from under the back of the tv. The screen went black and we smelled ... read more
Dec 7, 2008 by nmgurl
Pros: When it's working it is good, good clear picture and sounds.
Cons: I won't recommend it. It has poor quality on on and off power buttons.
Summary: we had this for almost 3 years and we started to have problems with the on and off power switch, it will blink for a few seconds, this will happen 3 times, and won't do it again for another 90 secs, same process, but TV will not come on. It used to be a ... read more
Dec 5, 2008 by cdickers
Pros: NONE. WEIGHS TO MUCH.
Cons: PIECE OF HEAVY JUNK.
Summary: I JUST PAID THIS THING OFF AFTER BUYING FROM ONE OF THOSE RENT TO OWN STORES FOR $3000 AFTER 2 YEARS OF PAYMENTS. AND THE DAMN BLUE TUBE EXPLODED INSIDE. REPAIRMAN SAID $800 TO PUT IN NEW TUBE. FORGET IT I'LL BE AN LCD OR PLASMA SOON, BUT NOT ... read more
Oct 3, 2008 by kevinf123
It did not burn down my house.Cons:
I expect more than just short of for years out of a television.
Summary: I have had the TV for just under four years -- of course I has a three year warenty -- and the TV has stopped working and smoke was coming out of the back. I am certain this could have presented a real danger to my family. I called a repair shop and ... read more
Aug 26, 2008 by mimitofour
Pros: At least I was awake when it caught fire.
Cons: Don't buy this fire hazard tv!
Summary: Please do not buy this television. IT IS A FIRE HAZARD! All of a sudden this GE TV started popping, crackling, smoking, and then fire started shooting out of it all of a sudden. I unplugged it and waited a few minutes and then fire started shooting out!! ... read more
Mar 14, 2008 by hvj100
Cons: stopped working after two years.
Summary: This TV is a piece of crap. After two years green light started flashing then it would shut itself down. There's a reason GE stopped making TVs. Big disappointment. ... read more
Feb 12, 2008 by evilgrin
Pros: Inexpensive, good picture, HDTV
Cons: Only one HDTV input, 10" too short
Summary: I bought this TV over 3 years ago, and have not noticed any of the problems people seem to be posting about. I Bought the Best Buy Service plan with it and currently have it in the shop to fix a few minor issues. 1=Put the entire picture in the ... read more
Jan 24, 2008 by badproduct
Pros: Good thing about this product is I was able to unplug it.
Cons: Bad thing is I am out of $1000.00 + bucks.
Summary: I purchased this GE 52inch HDTV exactly 3 years ago today. I recall about 6 months after getting it, my picture kept fading out but I figured it was the satellite dish causing problems...NOT! Now my TV has turned itself off (just like the movie Maximum ... read more
Mar 16, 2007 by solecaduto
Summary: I have owned this TV for over 2 years and it has survived one 1500 mile move and 3 local moves. never failed, perfect hd picture, great sound, better with surround system. ... read more
Jul 3, 2006 by main
Pros: High-Def pictures is really good, and its pretty easy to use.
Cons: I gotta scratch on the screen that'll cost me an alot
Summary: I bought have had this set for over year and a half. It is a pretty good set actually. I cant complain too much as I only paid $600 from Best Buy. It had a problem with something in the lower left hand corner sparked and burned out. Forgot what it ... read more
Apr 24, 2006 by bigfatguy6969
Pros: Great picture
Works great for gaming
Has good controls
Cons: Bad audio, but easily fixed with some surround sound.
Summary: This is a great television. Don't be fooled. I have had this set for well over 2 years. I haven't had a single problem. It's the greatest television I have. It's a bit weak on some color, but It's easily managable with the color adjustment, in the menu. ... read more
Dec 12, 2005 by clarissaaruiz
Cons: Defective TV
Summary: I bought this tv on black Friday 2004. Exactly 1 year and 1 week, the power supply had a bad connections causing sparks to come out of the back of the tv. Since I am a week out of warranty, GE doesn't want anything to do with this problem. I spent half ... read more
Oct 3, 2005 by sk1nner
Pros: good picture, decent sound, cost!
Cons: none really
Summary: i got my tv for $1000 as a open box item at a local store. sure the picture could be a bit better but got that size and the cost i aint complaining. it dont black out until extreme angels it dont sound too bad ( i got my own surround sound that i ... read more
Aug 22, 2005 by mikejones8004
Pros: Great picture, great quality sound!
Summary: I bought my TV almost a year ago and I've had no problems at all. I guess both of you guys did not have luck and got a defective model. That is probably why you posted a review. When something good happens, nobody tells. When there's something to ... read more
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