Hisense aiming for top 3 brand status in SA
Chinese appliance-maker Hisense is aiming at being a top three brand in the South African consumer electronics space.
For school kids, how can a Hisense be terrible?
I don't remember being terribly upset with the **** TVs I had at school.
Furthermore, the source material being played was probably VHS or DVD at most. Both formats are 4:3 so suit the 4:3 of box TVs and render a good image.
Now you take VHS/DVD in 4:3 and display it on a full HD 16:9 crappy LCD and it looks horrible... And dear goodness don't let the teachers try using it for DSTV and sport, it'll be horrible. Unless they have an HD PVR?
Entry plasmas at 42" and 51" are 1024x768 (native 4:3) with horizontal pixels which maintain 16:9 aspect ratio and wide screen. They are the best TVs for both worlds of SD (4:3) and HD (16:9).
And since they offer the best bang for buck in terms of size and picture quality over LCD, you can get a brand name one for a damn good price. 43" at R5,000 or less and 51" at R6,000.
Sorry PP, but I think you are wrong on this one. For a school base cost, reliability and warranty should be the driver, not picture quality or looks.
What they don't need is 1) recurring expense, 2) downtime.
Last edited by igeorge; 16-08-2012 at 10:03 AM. Reason: added info
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I can understand 1 yr warranty on a camera or kitchen appliance but 1yr on a pricey TV I cant understand, doesn't that give consumers the idea that the manufacturer doesn't have faith that their product will last more than a year?I got myself a Sammy PN43E450 yesterday and the salesman said that the 2 year warranty of the Samsung will revert back to one year from end of August.
I and many others would be annoyed at spending a large amount on a "TV" and then having to spend more money later on for repairs if the things breaks out of warranty.
First it was the Chinese taking the world by cheap low quality products and everyone cried out. Now it's the Koreans in there with slightly better quality but it hardly bothers anyone. Wool over our eyes. The LED-LCD TV scam is especially concerning: They outsell plasma about 15:1 yet they aren't better; their build quality is worse, they are cheaper to produce and lighter to ship, yet there is still an unjustifiable premium for them because of marketing gimmicks which have aggressively captured the masses. Keeping up with the Joneses and all that, except they were the subject of marketing charlatans, so the Joneses are now in fact degrading eveyone's right to a quality TV experience...
Picard, what are they gonna be using the TV for?
I think that, paired with the extended warranty will determine which one you should go for...
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