EEVblog #671 – White Van Speaker Scam Teardown

Dave exposes the global White Van Speaker Scam and tears down a Marc Vincent Surround Sound Receiver, one of the items sold in Australia through this scam.
How crap is it?, watch and find out!
Also a 3D Optics HD-8500 projector that is also sold as part of the scam that involves the absolute cheapest quality parts sold under fake brands at grossly inflated prices from literally the back of a van.

A Current Affair Exposé of the scam in Australia, and the Marc Vincent brand in particular:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PcfyLl-QLM
Not to be confused with the real Mark Vincent (note the spelling) who won Australia’s Got Talent.
The same scam in the UK:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOsYy3h4YVw

3D Optics HD-8500 datasheet:
http://optimax3d.com/products/8500/

Datasheets:
TDA2030 Power amplifier:
http://www.zymcu.com/datasheet/electronics/TDA2030.pdf

Nuvoton 8051:
http://www2.nuvoton.com/hq/enu/ProductAndSales/ProductLines/MicrocontrollerApplicationIC/8051Microcontroller/80C51Microcontroller12T/Documents/W78E054D_W78E052D_W78E051D.pdf

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