Want to know if a member of your extended family or any of your friends have ever declared bankruptcy? Look for Coby electronics. Fingerhut gave an actual (as in I really activated it to see if it would work) no questions asked credit line to my DOG (true story) - yes, a real canine named, get this, "Spot" . . . they (Fingerhut) will give a line of credit to just about anyone, especially right after a bankruptcy . . . Fingerhut has taken selling Coby (should be spelled: "C r a p" not "C o b y") to an art-form so I understand from talking to people caught in the Coby / Emerson / Vivitar trap. If there is Coby in the house, offer them a leg up - you'll never know if you might someday need a second chance too, and if you do ever find yourself wanting, ask those you've helped along the way for help in return so you yourself can avoid the hell that is Coby (Satan's middle name).
When the world is ending, even the looters will leave Coby on the shelves.
Apparently, looking at the sales map, they are popular in Alabama. Go figure. And Arizona too - guess all those Q-tips and snow birds in Sun City are betting the TV lasts longer than they do . .. personally, I bet the TV dies long before old aunt Edith does. Sun City is the only place in the country where the obituaries start on page one of the local paper and end on the back cover next to the weather map and I guarantee that a Coby TV will be impetus of the death of few of them through sheer frustration.