Is Emerson a reliable brand?

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  1. Pootie

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    Just got the 37 inch HDTV at biglots

    I don't know if I should sell it for a little profit or go ahead and keep it.

    I googled around and couldn't find much about them. Will it hold up?
     
  2. Ronin

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    not a brand i would recommend
     
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    i've never heard of anyone boasting about getting an emerson hdtv. now samsung or panasonic, thats something to be proud of
     
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    I didn't buy a tv to brag about it :o

    I just wanna know if it'll hold up as long as those other brands
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    A lot has to do with who makes the Emerson model that you got.

    There are manufacturers like Samsung for instance, who make their own panels.
    So a Samsung panel will tend to be better quality than a company that just contracts
    the work out to ***.

    The same thing goes for Panasonic. Their parent company is Matsushita, which is bigger
    than just about any other electronic company. As a result, Panasonic is always a brand
    that you can trust.

    On the other side of that is say, Acer. They buy Samsung panels to use in their lcd's, but they
    probably use dozens of other manufacturers for the rest of the parts. So some
    Acer panels are going to be great, and some might be a crapshoot on whether or not
    you get a good one.

    The best rule of thumb imho, is that if you're going to go with an brand that doesn't make
    their own gear, is to get the best warranty that you can.

    Take Antec for instance. They farm out their power supplies to a couple of the big name
    manufacturers. Most of their recent stuff is made by Seasonic, which is top shelf.
    Well Antec offeres either 3 or 5 year warranty, depending on the model.
    That's tough to beat imo. So even though it's not a Seasonic, and is built to Antecs specs,
    you have a reasonable chance of getting a good part, and if you don't you're covered with
    a rock solid warranty.

    A good example of the bad side of this, is the Soyo lcd's from Office Max.
    I think their 24" lcd is only around $325, but it only comes with a 1 year warranty
    and Soyo's shitty customer service.

    So depending on the warranty you got, and the company that actually makes the lcd,
    you might have done alright.
     
  6. Pootie

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    :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

    thank you

    The only warranty it came with was for one year, I still may get rid of it if I need the cash for something else
     

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