TV Manufacturers Ducking FTC Orders?

Vizio, AmTran, TPV Technology, Top Victory Electronics, Envision and Proview International…you’ve all been allegedly very very naughty, and the Federal Trade Commission is taking a very close look at you.

Seems these guys, according to rival Funai Electric, have been using digital screens in the construction of their products that violate patents held by Funai.  The Federal Trade Commission actually stepped in once and ordered such activities stopped, but that didn’t seem to matter to the gang of six listed above.  Funai cried foul once again and demanded an investigation, which it seems to be now getting.

Further word out on this when it’s available, folks, but if it’s going on chances are some companies will either be paying fines out the nose or someone might be looking at a bit of jail time.