Polaroid Complaint - TLA 4011C - Don't waste your time OR money
EAST ALTON, ILLINOIS -- Please read ALL the reviews below, and save yourself the problems it sounds like we've ALL had. I purchased my TLA-4011C in 2008 from the Local Wal-Mart, three days before the Superbowl (Feb 3, 2008)for my "ManCave". Worked fine for just under a year....it "Died" on Feb 1, 2009. Yes, 1 day short of a year! I IMMEDIATELY tried to call Polaroid service, no one answered the phone, so I sent an email from their "support" website...and of course did not get a response.
My problem is similar to most...Turn the TV on, the red light turns blue, you get picture and sound, then BLINK, no picture, no sound, but the blue light stays on. Unplug, replug in and that fixes it for two more minutes. Did a little research, and found out these units have a capacitor issue (barely sufficient is how it was explained to me), and replacing the Capacitors would fix it. So, I replaced the capacitors that appeared to be the problem (Swollen tops). Voila, TV works...until March. TV begins acting up again. I find a new power supply on-line, order it, install it ($160)...problem repeats itself. I'm just about done with this thing.
No More Polaroids for This Household!!! At least I have a nice reliable SHARP 15" LCD to watch down here...One of the most useful things I learned in my business degrees was that a satisfied customer will tell another person...but a DISSATISFIED customer will tell TEN. Well, I'm up to about 50 at this point...