Consumer Complaints and Reviews
Polaroid had to be contacted twice before giving instructions for repair. The TV had to be sent to CA for a repair at purchasers expense. Instructions were intimating. What is so special about Polaroid that there are NO repairmen in the state who can repair them? Anything can happen in transit even with the best of packaging. Polaroid seems to be using any minute excuse for not honoring their warranty.
This T.V. was bought in 2008 model # TDX03211C. Had a C.D. player in it which quit working long ago when I first bought it. Other than that I have been happy with it. Last night before shutting it off I heard a sound like a slow leak from a tire. Still had sound but no pic. Then the T.V. started smoking from the top and the bottom and smelled like plastic burning. I pulled the plug and continued to monitor the set to make sure it cooled down, which it did. I'm writing this because if I wasn't in the room or left the home my house could have burned down. This is a worry I never had before. Please be careful folks about leaving T.V. on while away from the home. Thanks.
I like the polaroid TV because it's priced right and the design is nice looking and fits almost anywhere. The quality of picture isn't the ultimate best but very close. No lines nor jumping of the picture and it has all the plugins that you might possibly need to hook up a surround sound or a computer etc. The size is perfect for wall or stand.
I have purchased a Polaroid flat screen TV at Wal-Mart in 2008 and the DVD player quit working before a year was up. Every time I tried to reach them no answer and no website to be found. And on some channels they turned black. We have paid a lot for this TV and now not even within a year's time the DVD player stopped working. I had my RCA for over 12 years and work to this day. I am very upset that they have NOT responded on the complaint I put in with them. The DVD player was making a clunking sound and won't load the DVD. It said no DVD to be found. And now it started smelling like smoke so I have unplugged it and put it to the side. Still have the box to the TV. I have tried to contact Polaroid and have not had any luck. Can someone please help me? I am very upset with this matter. This could have burned my house down.
I have dealt with a vertical line on this TV for years. Last night, I got awoke by smoke and chemical smell. Turned on the light and the room was so filled with smoke, I don't know how I was continuing to breathe! Needlessly to say, the TV doesn't work any more!
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I bought a Polaroid TV last year on Black Friday. April of 2016 it went out. I contacted customer support & we went round & round about the TV. I ended up paying $120 to send it back. On 11/22/16, I received a TV from them and the screen was cracked extensively, didn't work. Call customer support & put in a claim. Received another TV on 12/6/16, and this TV the Polaroid screen is dark, and it just shuts off. No picture, no nothing. So now, I have two TV's that do not work, and Polaroid wants me to pay to send the last one of them back at another $120.
I do not want a Polaroid TV, I want my money back. I would never recommend anyone to buy any type of Polaroid TV. This is not a good manufacturer and they do not stick to their warranty, they just send you defective replacements. I'm done with them and will make sure that my family members do not purchase no matter what the low cost of them may be at that time. It's not worth it at all. Never, ever again.
I have a 2 year old Polaroid 50" flat screen TV which has stopped working. I have bought many Polaroid products over the years but I strongly recommend NEVER buying one of their TV's. I have had numerous calls with Customer Service and get a different story every time I talk to them. There is NO reason a TV that cost as much as this one did should go out in a little over two years. I am not going to give up on getting them to make it right. Today's final call with them informed me they do not care that the TV does not work and will do nothing to make it right.
I bought their 42 inch led TV. Within one week the remote stopped working. It took two months to receive a new one. The picture is blurry and the new remote barely works. I called Fred Meyers where it was purchased and thank goodness they are going to take it back. Very unhappy with the customer service and will never purchase another item from Polaroid!
I bought a Polaroid 42 inches 3d smart TV (Polaroid 42 Inch Full HD 3D LED Smart TV with Built-in Receiver - 42PB4500 ) however it went blank after 6 months from my purchase. I can't understand why this TV is made for a short lifetime, only on/off switch is functioning; can anyone help me to fix this problem.
I purchased a 55inch HD TV from QVC in Nov 2015. In Feb it started blacking out. It was doing it at least twice a day. I would cut off tv and cut back on. Now it's doing it at least 15-20 times a day. I have contacted QVC on so many occasions and I was getting was the runaround. They then stated I needed to contact Polaroid. So I did and they told me I have to send the tv to CA and I live in IL. That's going to approximately cost me over $200 to send in a TV that's defective messed up in under 6 mos. I can't afford to see this tv across country. It's 55 inches. I am so angry and upset I didn't receive help from either company. I am seeking legal assistance in a class action lawsuit against polaroid. I have seen so many consumer complaints that has the same issue that I am experiencing. If anyone wants to be included please respond to my complaint. Thank you.
I purchased the TV for my brother a year and a half ago. My screen went blank. It flashes Polaroid on it for about 2 seconds then screen goes black. From what I read it has happened to a lot of other consumers. I'm not sure why the Better Business Bureau hasn't been contacted about them yet. You purchase a new and expensive (at least on my budget) TV and it doesn't even last two years is pathetic and it is obviously a continuing problem and the company keeps making them. It isn't right and it is ripping off the consumers. I WILL NEVER PURCHASE ANOTHER POLAROID PRODUCT!
We purchased a 55" Polaroid TV. Was very happy with the picture and functions. The glass bottom TV Stand had shattered, the TV fell over hitting the table it was on and broke on both ends. Polaroid did nothing for us.
I bought this TV at BrandsMart few months ago (09/2015). TV still in warranty. Now, when I turn my TV on I can't see anything (only a black screen) but the audio still good. This same thing happens sometimes before, but the TV come back to work properly. Now, I'm stuck on this black screen. I called Polaroid to get my warranty and they asked me to send TV back to Ontario/CA, AND I have to properly package the TV myself (if it get damage during shipping will void the warranty) and pay the $150 shipping cost (I live in Georgia). It doesn't worth... FIRST AND LAST EXPERIENCE EVER. Even if the price is good, DON'T BUY THIS PIECE OF JUNK.
The television is twenty two inches and for the price, it is a good television. It comes with a built-in dvd player. My only complaint is that I wish I had a new smart tv.
I bought this TV 7 yrs ago at Walmart store. It was a floor display. I paid 900.00 at the time. Size is 47." Menu is easy to use. The kids like to play their games on it because of the size and sound. It has been a good TV without any problems. Picture is good with good volume. I would like to see a lower price, but again this was 7 yrs ago. I would recommend this TV if you can find a reasonable price.
Great TV. Never had a problem with the unit HDMI HD. A very good value for the size and picture quality. Outlasted the warranty and still going strong.
I normally go for brand names. Polaroid, I always thought of them as a photo company. On seeing the Polaroid television I thought I would try this as like my last branded tv I had nothing to lose, as I didn't have my last television that long before I had the problem with it. I'd recommend Polaroid. The colours are sharp and sound is sharp too, not muffled like some when you raise the volume. Also I've had a few power cuts that hasn't interfered with this television.
I called in with my issue with our 3 month old 55" UHD 4K TV from Polaroid that we bought at Fry's Electronics. After debating with Fry's, I called Polaroid to a very uneducated customer service representative. Meaning they didn't even know the product. When I explained my situation and that the TV was Brand New and never moved, they said it didn't matter and that I needed to mail the TV to a place in LA that would have cost me over 200 dollars. The warranty states IN HOME Service but Polaroid says that they don't do that anymore. It's freaking joke. Luckily Fry's agreed to take the TV back.
My son purchased a Polaroid P28LED13 for his 9th birthday with his birthday money and it is now 19 months old and will not switch on. This was purchased from ASDA who have been fobbing me off and sending me around in circles. It turns out that Polaroid are ASDA although staff in store do not seem to realize this as they constantly told me to ring the supplier. To cut a long story short after the warranty is up if they break they are just for the tip. No one is interested in problems with them. If you do purchase a Polaroid TV from ASDA be warned that it could just last a year!!! In future I will pay a little bit more to a reputable brand that has a decent service department who do still want to help after warranty!!!!
Within a few months of purchasing TV, remote quit working. None of the remote codes work with this TV for Universal or our cable box remote. I can't turn volume up on the side of the TV either. In my opinion, POLAROID IS JUNK. I would never buy another and definitely would not recommend. Of course we didn't save the receipt.
50 inch TV less than 1 year picture went out completely. Sent it across country east cost to Cal. to Empire Electronics (real manufacturer) at my expense to be fixed and got another TV 2 weeks later with a different serial # that was not fixed. A big brown striped down the side of the tube and a cracked effect to the picture, NOT EVEN MADE BY POLAROID. They just use that name. Customer service is a sham, no resolve. DO NOT BUY.
I bought my granddaughter a 40 inch Polaroid TV from my local ASDA. Paid cash for it... It worked well at first, good picture then we noticed the remote didn't work. All the time we kept changing the batteries thinking it might help, then bought a new remote control, then looked through the booklet we found. It says "Use the control at the side to turn on & off a flimsy little button that decides when & if it will switch on." It doesn't come on at all. Now we just have a flashing red light.... We don't have the receipt due to a house move & I called ASDA who couldn't care less. They would not even offer a help suggestion... Except call Polaroid themselves. So my lovely present to my granddaughter is totally useless. I'm going to my local store to hang about the TV area & anyone showing an interest in the brand I'm going to make them aware of the pitfalls so it can't happen to more people. I feel totally ripped off.
I bought the TV August of 2013. It is not 2 years old yet. It is in my bed room. I used it for about 2 hours at night and 1 hour in the morning. In April it stopped working. I found out the board went in it. They do not make good tvs. I'll never buy another Polaroid product.
I purchased my Polaroid TV for a Christmas present in 2013. I was nervous being a first time owner of this brand. The only thing I would recommend is that the smart version be a bit easier to use. My current version is a 50 inch but the next one will be the bigger one. Just hope it will have built in smart capabilities. My only real complaint is since the purchase the color has faded a bit but maybe I just got unlucky and got one that shouldn't have been sold.
My 32 inch Polaroid flat screen scrambles on the bottom of the screen and shuts off by itself.
I have been generally happy with our Polaroid TV. The DVD player did stop working after not so long, but I could live without that. However, it randomly started hissing and smoking tonight. I was very disappointed to see that this seems to be a fairly common widespread issue. I can live without a TV, but what if my house caught fire?
I would turn my Polaroid tv on using the remote or buttons on the back of tv. At first it would come on, display the Polaroid name and go off. So I tried using the remote again after turning the tv on. I would push the channel buttons repeatedly and sometimes it would catch and stay on, but don't dare turn it off, for you'd have to go through the same procedure again and again til it stayed on. Now it won't even catch using the channel buttons and it goes on for a couple seconds, shows the Polaroid name and shuts off. I'm so mad because at the time I paid over $200 for this piece of junk. And it looks like new because I took care of it, but it sure doesn't act like it.
I just don't like the remote. It is all black so you can hardly see it!!! Would be nice to have different color on the remote!
Polaroid LE-40GCL-Y - I cannot find a code to program my SKY Rev 9f remote to control this TV. I have tried approximately 30 different codes gleaned from the SKY Community Forum and SKY TV itself, none of which work. If Polaroid could supply the correct code which I presume it has already supplied to SKY, I would be most grateful. The TV itself is fine but to have to use 2 remotes in this day and age is not on.
I purchased my Polaroid LCD in 2007. I had it eight months when it stopped working. It would not come on at all, the standby light was the only thing that worked on it. After months of emailing back and forth with the company, they finally sent someone to replace the motherboard in my set. I hardly ever use this set and after reading about all the fires I'll never use it again.
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