Spectroniq PLTV-3250 32" LCD TV

16:9, 1366x768, 1200:1, HDTV - MPN: PLTV3250
Product Details
Quick Glance
Broadcast Format Displayed 768p
Digital Tuner Yes
Display Type LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (Widescreen)
Max Resolution 1366 x 768 (WXGA)
Brightness 500 cd/m2
normalized-Diagonal Screen Size 32
Expert Reviews
protron pltv3250 television
1.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Protron Pltv3250 Television receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 1.31 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #450 LCD flat panel TV of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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User Reviews
TV quality
1 Star Review   By member nvcbkc - Jun 28, 2009   

Strengths: picture quality

Weakness: durability

Purchased unit at Big Lot's two years ago for 500.00 dollars and it lost total power two years later. Tried to call 800 number in booklet but never an answer. Spoke to Big Lot Corporage people and they told me that Spectroniq is no longer in business. Took TV to local repair shop and they wanted 225.00 dollars for new power supply unit. Need to contact someone for guidance on what to do. email address is nvc7777

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Spectronic PLTV-3250 32" HDTV 1080i
1 Star Review     

Strengths: When it works. It's a lower cost average HDTV solution.

Weakness: Less than 1 year olad and you may have to pay over 200.00 to get a new power supply. GOOD LUCK FINDING ONE, and if you find one i hope it is the right one, and i hope it doesn't burn too soon.

My HDTV just stopped working. Apparently, the power supply is burnt out. The only place i found a replacement power supply that may be the correct replacemnt is charging 180.00 not including shipping. No guarantee that it is the correct one and no guarantee that it won't just stop working again if the replacement happens to work. No Customer service for this product # is defunct. You must be out of your mind to purchase this tv. Please learn from my mistake.

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worst tv ever pltv-3250
1 Star Review     

Strengths: none it stinks messed up pixel turns on an off by it self

Weakness: everything color evan with my hd box picture compares nothing to my not panasonic

dont be cheap like me the first time around get the extra few bucks get your self something thats worth the money spectroniq should be giving away there tv's an not stealing from people

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ProTron Garbage
1 Star Review     

Strengths: It took less than fifteen minutes to set up out of box.

Weakness: Customer service leaves a lot to be desired. Unit does not function properly.

Two months after purchasing this unit, not used as my main viewing TV, I noticed the unit getting extremely hot after an hour or so of viewing. At that point, the unit would begin hissing, and popping, and then the sound would go out. I contacted the store that I purchased the unit from, and was told that someone would be out to repair it. Weeks later, I called again, and this time I was told I needed to call the manufacturer, as it was still under their warranty. I called ProTron, and immediately knew I was speaking to someone in India, and had a very difficult time understanding his directions. I spent thirty minutes on the phone with him having me check various settings, unplug the unit, flip this switch, only to be told to leave the unit unplugged for an hour then try again, and if I still had a problem, to call back for a Return Authorization Number. Three hours later I called again, and another guy (bad English again) gave me new programming instructions. He would not listen to anything I was telling him, he only seemed to read from his script. Only when I got irate and told him the unit was defective did he finally give me the RA#. It then took another fifteen minutes for him to give me the address to ship the TV, and the explicit instructions for how it had to be packed and the paperwork included. I would have to pay for the cost of shipping, and I would receive a replacement unit four weeks after they received the defective unit. The shipping, standard UPS, cost me $146. Spectroniq, ProTron, whatever they want to call themselves, I will never purchase another one of their products.

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Spectroniq PLTV-3250 32
4 Star Review   By member pjsoft - May 10, 2007   

Strengths: Picture, HDMI input, Multiple component inputs, weight

Weakness: None yet

I bought this tv on a whim since Biglots had them new in the box for $499. I have been pleasantly surprised with its performance. I use it in my den and also take it in my travel trailer when we camp. So far (2 months) it has held up well. No problems whatsoever which is surprising since it gets disconnected, moved and reconnected several times a month.

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Nice picture, but all functions lock up!!
1 Star Review   By member bigfootad - Feb 17, 2007   

Strengths: Nice vivid picture using HDMI,DVI, and component inputs. Great Price

Weakness: TV front panel and remote lock up and nothing can be done unless power switch is reset in the back of the TV.

This is the Protron PLTV 3250 which has a new name of Spectron IQ. I purchased the TV new at Sears for $549, which was said to be originally $1029. Within the first hour the TV was locked up (No buttons on the remote or on the front panel would respond). Took the TV back to Sears 2 days later and they said the TV is discontinued and I couldn't order a replacement and would have to go to another Sears store to get a replacement. I drove 30 miles to the next Sears store and they had 8 in stock. Took it home and within 2 hours this TV did the same thing as the first. It locked up and had to reset it with the power switch in the back. I am waiting for a return authorization shipper from Protron to get a new TV now.

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What a spectacular Television!!!
5 Star Review   By member donkeyhorse - Feb 9, 2007   

Strengths: Easy to use, great quality picture, great price, and amazing warranty.

Weakness: Name not as well known.

This company was not very well known to me, but because of their price I decided to purchase. It was the best deal I have ever made!!! Everything about this TV is awesome!!! I am so lucky to have made the discovery of this great brand. The customer service was rather helpful and was able to direct me where I wanted to go. I would recommend this television to anyone!!!

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Great tv.
4 Star Review   By member dmaskil - Jan 27, 2007   

Strengths: Picture quality is great. Very good price. Also not needing to purchase many cables since all the cables you really need besides an HDMI cable are already in the box.

Weakness: The menu is a little bit confusing. The warranty seems a little confusing also. It states that for 37" and below it needs to be sent to their National Return Center.

I work for Sharp Electronics and I have to say this unit is almost as good of quality as Sharp LCD's. I bought it for $699.99 at sears. Didn't bother to get the extended warranty through Sears because but since I looked at the Protron warranty it seems like I will get the sears warranty. I have only had it for a couple days so don't know how it will hold up in the long run.

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Best Value 32 LCD HD TV
4 Star Review   By member mm9351 - Jan 6, 2007   

Strengths: Widescreen, built-in tuner, PC input,bright clear picture, touch sensitive buttons, can be wall-mounted!

Weakness: menu system a bit confusing, takes some time switching between inputs

This 32" LCD television was easy to setup out of the box! However the menu system is a bit confusing, using both a "main menu" from the DTV input and a secondary menu system using other inputs. I could not auto program using a non-digital signal (cable). The date format is day/month/year rather than month/day/year (also confusing). Where this LCD really shines is picture quality, offering a bright, crisp picture with auto settings for sports, movie, and other preferences (both audio and video). Make sure you check your time zone as the default is "Atlantic." Sound quality is excellent with bass/treble conrols; many included accessories - remote; HD video and audio cables, quick setup guide and manuals, all very nicely packaged. Overall a great package at a very reasonable price. If not for the non-intuitive menu system I would have awarded 5 stars. I highly recommend this unit!

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Product Details
Quick Glance
Broadcast Format Displayed 768p
Digital Tuner Yes
Display Type LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (Widescreen)
Max Resolution 1366 x 768 (WXGA)
Brightness 500 cd/m2
normalized-Diagonal Screen Size 32
Summary
Product Title Spectroniq PLTV-3250 32" LCD TV
Manufacturer Spectroniq
Power Score 2.6 | 10 Reviews
Display Panel
Viewable Size: 32 in
Contrast Ratio: 1200:1
Diagonal Screen Size: 32 in
Response Time: 12 ms
Broadcast Standards
Broadcast Format Supported: 1080i (HDTV), 480i (SDTV), 480p (EDTV), 720p (HDTV)
Interface
Interface Connection: Serial - 9 pin D-shell (EIA 574/232)
Physical Specifications
Height: 20.73 in
Weight: 45.75 lbs
Width: 40.35 in
Depth: 5.43 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited Warranty
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Mounting: Desktop
Vertical Viewing Angle: 180 degrees
HDTV Compatible: Yes
Output: A/V (RCA Composite), Audio - Digital Coaxial, Audio - Digital Optical, Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini), Variable/Fixed Audio
General Features: Headphone Jack, Progressive Scan
Included Components: Batteries, Component Video Cable, Stand, User Manual
Remote Control: Universal Remote
Input: A/V (Composite), Analog Coaxial(RF), Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini), Component Video, HDMI, S-Video, VGA
Pitch: 0.51 mm
Horizontal Viewing Angle: 180 degrees
Picture in Picture: Advanced PIP Functions
Expert Reviews
protron pltv3250 television
1.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Protron Pltv3250 Television receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 1.31 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #450 LCD flat panel TV of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
TV quality
1 Star Review   By member nvcbkc - Jun 28, 2009   

Strengths: picture quality

Weakness: durability

Purchased unit at Big Lot's two years ago for 500.00 dollars and it lost total power two years later. Tried to call 800 number in booklet but never an answer. Spoke to Big Lot Corporage people and they told me that Spectroniq is no longer in business. Took TV to local repair shop and they wanted 225.00 dollars for new power supply unit. Need to contact someone for guidance on what to do. email address is nvc7777

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Spectronic PLTV-3250 32" HDTV 1080i
1 Star Review     

Strengths: When it works. It's a lower cost average HDTV solution.

Weakness: Less than 1 year olad and you may have to pay over 200.00 to get a new power supply. GOOD LUCK FINDING ONE, and if you find one i hope it is the right one, and i hope it doesn't burn too soon.

My HDTV just stopped working. Apparently, the power supply is burnt out. The only place i found a replacement power supply that may be the correct replacemnt is charging 180.00 not including shipping. No guarantee that it is the correct one and no guarantee that it won't just stop working again if the replacement happens to work. No Customer service for this product # is defunct. You must be out of your mind to purchase this tv. Please learn from my mistake.

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worst tv ever pltv-3250
1 Star Review     

Strengths: none it stinks messed up pixel turns on an off by it self

Weakness: everything color evan with my hd box picture compares nothing to my not panasonic

dont be cheap like me the first time around get the extra few bucks get your self something thats worth the money spectroniq should be giving away there tv's an not stealing from people

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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ProTron Garbage
1 Star Review     

Strengths: It took less than fifteen minutes to set up out of box.

Weakness: Customer service leaves a lot to be desired. Unit does not function properly.

Two months after purchasing this unit, not used as my main viewing TV, I noticed the unit getting extremely hot after an hour or so of viewing. At that point, the unit would begin hissing, and popping, and then the sound would go out. I contacted the store that I purchased the unit from, and was told that someone would be out to repair it. Weeks later, I called again, and this time I was told I needed to call the manufacturer, as it was still under their warranty. I called ProTron, and immediately knew I was speaking to someone in India, and had a very difficult time understanding his directions. I spent thirty minutes on the phone with him having me check various settings, unplug the unit, flip this switch, only to be told to leave the unit unplugged for an hour then try again, and if I still had a problem, to call back for a Return Authorization Number. Three hours later I called again, and another guy (bad English again) gave me new programming instructions. He would not listen to anything I was telling him, he only seemed to read from his script. Only when I got irate and told him the unit was defective did he finally give me the RA#. It then took another fifteen minutes for him to give me the address to ship the TV, and the explicit instructions for how it had to be packed and the paperwork included. I would have to pay for the cost of shipping, and I would receive a replacement unit four weeks after they received the defective unit. The shipping, standard UPS, cost me $146. Spectroniq, ProTron, whatever they want to call themselves, I will never purchase another one of their products.

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Spectroniq PLTV-3250 32
4 Star Review   By member pjsoft - May 10, 2007   

Strengths: Picture, HDMI input, Multiple component inputs, weight

Weakness: None yet

I bought this tv on a whim since Biglots had them new in the box for $499. I have been pleasantly surprised with its performance. I use it in my den and also take it in my travel trailer when we camp. So far (2 months) it has held up well. No problems whatsoever which is surprising since it gets disconnected, moved and reconnected several times a month.

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Nice picture, but all functions lock up!!
1 Star Review   By member bigfootad - Feb 17, 2007   

Strengths: Nice vivid picture using HDMI,DVI, and component inputs. Great Price

Weakness: TV front panel and remote lock up and nothing can be done unless power switch is reset in the back of the TV.

This is the Protron PLTV 3250 which has a new name of Spectron IQ. I purchased the TV new at Sears for $549, which was said to be originally $1029. Within the first hour the TV was locked up (No buttons on the remote or on the front panel would respond). Took the TV back to Sears 2 days later and they said the TV is discontinued and I couldn't order a replacement and would have to go to another Sears store to get a replacement. I drove 30 miles to the next Sears store and they had 8 in stock. Took it home and within 2 hours this TV did the same thing as the first. It locked up and had to reset it with the power switch in the back. I am waiting for a return authorization shipper from Protron to get a new TV now.

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What a spectacular Television!!!
5 Star Review   By member donkeyhorse - Feb 9, 2007   

Strengths: Easy to use, great quality picture, great price, and amazing warranty.

Weakness: Name not as well known.

This company was not very well known to me, but because of their price I decided to purchase. It was the best deal I have ever made!!! Everything about this TV is awesome!!! I am so lucky to have made the discovery of this great brand. The customer service was rather helpful and was able to direct me where I wanted to go. I would recommend this television to anyone!!!

75% of readers found this review helpful.

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Great tv.
4 Star Review   By member dmaskil - Jan 27, 2007   

Strengths: Picture quality is great. Very good price. Also not needing to purchase many cables since all the cables you really need besides an HDMI cable are already in the box.

Weakness: The menu is a little bit confusing. The warranty seems a little confusing also. It states that for 37" and below it needs to be sent to their National Return Center.

I work for Sharp Electronics and I have to say this unit is almost as good of quality as Sharp LCD's. I bought it for $699.99 at sears. Didn't bother to get the extended warranty through Sears because but since I looked at the Protron warranty it seems like I will get the sears warranty. I have only had it for a couple days so don't know how it will hold up in the long run.

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Best Value 32 LCD HD TV
4 Star Review   By member mm9351 - Jan 6, 2007   

Strengths: Widescreen, built-in tuner, PC input,bright clear picture, touch sensitive buttons, can be wall-mounted!

Weakness: menu system a bit confusing, takes some time switching between inputs

This 32" LCD television was easy to setup out of the box! However the menu system is a bit confusing, using both a "main menu" from the DTV input and a secondary menu system using other inputs. I could not auto program using a non-digital signal (cable). The date format is day/month/year rather than month/day/year (also confusing). Where this LCD really shines is picture quality, offering a bright, crisp picture with auto settings for sports, movie, and other preferences (both audio and video). Make sure you check your time zone as the default is "Atlantic." Sound quality is excellent with bass/treble conrols; many included accessories - remote; HD video and audio cables, quick setup guide and manuals, all very nicely packaged. Overall a great package at a very reasonable price. If not for the non-intuitive menu system I would have awarded 5 stars. I highly recommend this unit!

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