Is Akira TV reliable?

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My sisters and I are buying a new TV for my dad. My dad doesn't want one that is too big because it's going to be placed in his room. Our budget is $300. The Akira brand 22" LED TV with built-in DVD player at Carrefour costs $279 while the 24" model is $299. Do you have experience with this brand of TV to share?

Some people might advise me to spend more for a larger screen or better technology. My response to that is: It is just a TV.

I don't, understand why people would pay thousands of dollars on a TV. Why don't they use the money to go lead a real life? Or do they have too much money and don't know what else to do with it?











17 comments:

Anonymous said...

i know akira product is not really good in term of quality but since the warranty is 3 years, why worry, just buy, 3 years later only worry

Anonymous said...

I had one Akira LCD 22 Inch, and it stopped working after 8 mths. true story.

Anonymous said...

The risks in buying a locally made product is about the same as buying a made in china product; cheap, poor quality and prone to defects.

Anonymous said...

To the anonymous right on top of me, try name something that you can carry with 2 hands that AIN'T made in China these days...

Anonymous said...

It's crap quality. don't buy it.

Anonymous said...

Akira brand is made in Singapore.

They are too ashamed to let people know that it is "Made in SG" so they take a Jap name to fool people.

Isn't that silli silli! Con-you Con-You!

Anonymous said...

$300, 3 year warranty - less than $0.28 per day. Why not?

Yu-Kym said...

It would be troublesome to send the TV for repair if it's spooky but regardless of the brand, there is no guarantee that it won't get spoilt quickly. My China handphone is still going strong after a year of rough handling and being dropped on hard flooring several times. It's all about luck! One Singapore brand that I like is Creative, especially for their speakers. The quality is good but their marketing is poor.

Yu-Kym said...

Anon with the spoilt TV, Did you get it repaired?

Anonymous said...

The only Singapore brand we citizens of this proud island nation that this Con-Mic ridicules us as Sillyporeans we have to be ashamed of, is the abhorrent genetic strain of a horrible brand i call "Con-Mic"!

Fortunately this Con-Mic brand is only a singular member of a specie gone haywire.

Maybe brand is a wrong word. His is no brand at all. He is just a big shameful mistake. Nothing to worry about except have a good laugh.

silli cat

Anonymous said...

ever consider "Paladine" if budget

is ur main concern ? Heard they

are the manufacturer for some

other brand of TV as well...

Anonymous said...

There is such a thingy called "OEM" "Original Equipment Manufacturer" which means if Yu-Kym can buy a certain quantity she can have it called "YU-KYM" or whatever name she fancies...for all we know..all the fancy names tvs cld come from the OEMs :)

Yu-Kym said...

I was interested in Palladine when I saw it at the recent PC Show but when I asked for a demo, one of the TVs was spoilt emitting strange noises and the TV which was supposed to be able to play video files from a thumb drive was only able to play a few files out of the many on the salesperson's thumb drive. He had no explanation for that. It got struck off my list. If a TV can't last a few days at an exhibition, it's hardly reliable!

Yu-Kym said...

Anon, you are right. It's hard to tell what is made in where with components from where!

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Anonymous said...

There is a certain kind of brand that only the likes of Con-Mic should spot. This fella Con-Mic who was kicked out of Singapore, peed and pooped upon by all but continues to ridicule Singaporeans as Sillyporeans and insulting our leaders should be branded like cattle - but not on his rump but on his forehead. lol

And perhaps he will spew more ridicules to amuse us all.

This is what I call "Branding"! heehee haha

silli cat

Anonymous said...

Ur kind of rude saying ppl who spend loads on tvs should go lead real lifes ?!? Like maybe they just work rly hard in life and can afford a nice luxury?!?! Rude