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  1. Ken G.

    Ken G. Guest

    I was listening to the news on the radio to a small segment .

    ``Shopping for a new tv `` well the prices may double because the US
    cannot compete with the chinese market so a teriff will be put in place
    to stop the cheap stuff from ruining the american market .

    Wouldn`t that be nice !
     
  2. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    Most of the TV sets and monitors for North America are assembled in North
    America. Most of them are assembled in Mexico, and some in the US and
    Canada. The boards themselves can be made anywhere. The final assembly and
    calibration is location sensitive. There are many technical reasons for
    this. The CRT's are sensitive to the earth's magnetic deviation, therefore
    the purity and convergence set-up has to be done in area of the world where
    the set will be used.

    The problem (depending on who's perspective you are on) will be with the new
    technology used in the LCD, Plasma, Organic LED displays (coming soon), and
    DLP screens. These are not as sensitive to the earth's field. Therefore they
    can be assembled most anywhere. This means that all the assembly can be
    done in the cheapest part of the world, thus contributing to the increasing
    the unemployment in this industry here in North America.

    In my opinion, if the assembly is to be done outside of North America, I
    would agree that there should be a high enough tax on the item to make a
    deterrent to the manufactures to keep assembling their products here in
    North America. Higher prices in this case will mean less retail sales, and
    the profit margins back to the manufactures will be even lower. Therefore,
    to keep the volumes up, they will have to make their products locally.

    If they are able to still keep in business and not manufacture their
    products locally, I hope that the income from the added tariffs can be used
    to improve education, health care, and the environment. We have a very big
    disposal problem with all the old products that we are throwing away, and an
    increase of cardiovascular disease, and cancer among our population.

    The effect of layoffs in a single industry will in some ways effect many
    other types of industries. In basic economics, the people who work at a
    particular job, must spend their money on other products, thus helping to
    keep the circle going of keeping each other employed. If this circle of
    employment is too vastly broken, then the effect of the job layoffs, and
    unemployment will spread around to other industries. In small areas,
    especially mining towns, and the fishing industry, the example of this has
    been well demonstrated on a small scale.

    I would rather have to save a little longer to have a TV, car, or an
    appliance, made locally and support my fellow workers, than have it made in
    some other part of the world where they have little caring or support for
    us, or contribute anything back to us!

    --

    Greetings,

    Jerry G.
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    I was listening to the news on the radio to a small segment .

    ``Shopping for a new tv `` well the prices may double because the US
    cannot compete with the chinese market so a teriff will be put in place
    to stop the cheap stuff from ruining the american market .

    Wouldn`t that be nice !
     
  3. BOB URZ

    BOB URZ Guest

    Name me a manufacturer that builds consumer TV's in the US.
    Chassis, pix tubes and all. Do you really think a US manufacturer
    could build a 19" TV here and sell it for $100?

    Now, there is a on going issue of ocean freight companies raising
    there rates which will ultimately raise the price of some imported goods.

    The US consumer electronics market was lost ti imports years ago.
    Hell, where do you think most seagate or maxtor hardrives are made?

    Bob
     
  4. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Wouldn't bother me any, maybe quality would start to creep back.
     
  5. Uns Lider

    Uns Lider Guest

    Or in a Helmholtz coil.

    -- uns
     
  6. Ken G.

    Ken G. Guest

    Not only that it would make repairing them worth while again and boost
    the value of used sets too .
     
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