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A very unorthodox request

By metalring
Jan 2, 2007
  1. Hello guys, and Happy New Year!

    I know this a computer forum but its such good forum with so many helpful people that I would like to c if you guys have some info or opinions about my present concern. I did look into other forums but they don't really compare. Also if you guys prefer to just direct my to a specialized forum I won't mind.

    I'm very seriously thinking of buying this TV: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2456870&CatId=0

    My concern is that Hisense if not a known brand at least to me. I have not been able to get info on them or reviews on the product. Could you guys please help me?
     
  2. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 900   +15

    Never heard such brand before, but, i do have a suggestion for you.
    Though this maybe inaccurate but, if i were u, i would search in google and google images and see :
    -how many pages available
    -does the website showing is international (i.e. many countries have it)
    -review of the brand in various areas

    Though this might sound ridiculous, i found it very accurate and at least better than doing nth.:)
     
  3. metalring

    metalring TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

  4. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 900   +15

    contacts in all continent? not bad at all, but if you wish to do more *research*, i believe you could find a review of the product or at least one of the product of hisense.
    Hisense established in "69 and suppose if it can survive till today, really good. and about the brand, i think it's from china, no wonder i never hear the brand before. But, please do not look down at chinese product as not all chinese product are bad.
    Instead, some items from china has higher quality than other.

    once again it's a just suggestion, if you're so desperate about buying it, all the choices are yours and i think that's a good choice indeed. hope you're very happy with it :)
     
  5. metalring

    metalring TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Yeah, I'm itching lol, my first HDTV, can't wait to get out of work, thanks a lot for the help. :)
     
  6. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    You get what you pay for,

    If its unkown model thats not popular,, just hope it doesnt have any problems with it,,

    Should be ok ,,
     
  7. metalring

    metalring TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Update: I actually ended up getting this: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2746087&CatId=0

    I do have two issues tho, but since I'm a newbie at the HDTV game I'm not sure if they're normal.

    1. Sometimes (it has happened twice in a couple of weeks) when I turn it on the screen flickers and its very unstable.
    2. From time to time I hear a snapping noice, kindda like when you get shocked with a door knob or car door.

    For the first issue, when it happens, I turn it off and turn it back on and it works fine.
    Any ideas?
     
  8. HPCE_Larry

    HPCE_Larry TS Rookie Posts: 132

    Does the snapping sound like a spark in any way?
     
  9. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    They might have horrible support, doesn't seem too impressive,
     
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    I don't have an HDTV but it doesn't sound normal to me. I would contact Tigerdirect for warranty repair or replacement. Check their website for procedures. Not to rain on your parade but from what I have read their service reputation isn't the best. Hopefully, you will have a good experience.
     
  11. Ressurrector

    Ressurrector TS Rookie Posts: 35

    I feel ya and dude I want an lcd tv too don't care who makes it lmao!!! wal-mart has a no name 32" for 599.99 so your beating it by about 50 bucks..........but know this..........try taking something back to tiger then try wal-mart and tell me which is easier*winks* so figure in support in your equation even if its a no name
     
  12. metalring

    metalring TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Yeah it does
     
  13. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    Your unit may have a manufacturing defect or may have been damaged in shiping (especially if it was shipped UPS). It looks like you should probably RMA it.
     
  14. metalring

    metalring TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    I guess I'll do that, luckily I live in South FL so I have the TigerDirect.com HQ close by. Thank you for the help guys.
     
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