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    Is it always better to buy a recognised brand?

    I'm tempted to buy this ebuyer.com/pro…155 for my daughter for Christmas. My son keeps telling me it's a waste of money as it's not a brand name we are familiar with. I'm not sure, with a 2 year warranty it should be ok, shouldn't it?

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    Looks nice and great price but am rubbish with specs and all that stuff! i have a 5yr old 42 LCD ONN I bought from Asda five years ago and still works great. In my bedroom now but never had any problems with it but tbh think I would go for a good brand name if I could afford to

    (p.s how are the twins!!! get back in Magicbeans thread with some pics for us please!)

    Theres nothing wrong with AOC? They are a recognise brand, but maybe not as mainstream as Samsung, LG, etc.

    Furthermore, my computer monitor is that brand, and is absolutely great!

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    AOC has pretty good reviews as a manufacturer, havent got anything by them myself but they are an overseas company and just not aswell known. just because they are not a market leader doesnt make thier products junk.

    Pr3cious18

    Theres nothing wrong with AOC? They are a recognise brand, but maybe not … Theres nothing wrong with AOC? They are a recognise brand, but maybe not as mainstream as Samsung, LG, etc.Furthermore, my computer monitor is that brand, and is absolutely great!



    Great! I honestly know nothing about this sort of stuff - but did think the price was pretty good

    Sometimes you're paying a premium for the brand name. e.g. Bose. When you can get better for a cheaper price.

    Look at reviews, compare specifications. Ignore branding.

    My first lcd tv was an AOC. Couldn't fault it at all for the price oh, and their standard warranty was 2 years instead of the usual 1 found with other companies too.
    Edited by: "cdm22" 25th Oct 2010

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    Had a AOC monitor years ago, at the time it was rated one of the best you could get
    And a lot of big names get complacent knowing people will buy any old junk they turn out because of the name on it

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    dcx_badass

    Been using AOC for like 6 years. In most cases except clothes branded is … Been using AOC for like 6 years. In most cases except clothes branded is better.



    In a lot of cases big brands buy something from an unknown brand and just put their name on it

    Pr3cious18

    Theres nothing wrong with AOC? They are a recognise brand, but maybe not … Theres nothing wrong with AOC? They are a recognise brand, but maybe not as mainstream as Samsung, LG, etc.Furthermore, my computer monitor is that brand, and is absolutely great!



    Ditto got a 22" AOC and not had an issue with it.

    Apparently the AOC panels are used in other brands such as Viewsonic.

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    Is it always better to buy a recognised brand?

    no

    It has great user reviews, it has a 2 year warranty, great value for money.(_;)

    Mum's after a 32inch tv so I've sent her this link. To me it looks fine, a tv is a tv and when it has a 2years warranty, it's a must buy!

    Original Poster

    I ordered it for her, much to my son's disgust lol. Thanks everyone for the input, and I've posted those pics for you bossyboots, really living up to your moniker there

    Its always the same components inside.

    TV is a tv. But, Sometimes it just depends on the look of the tv if you want.

    hippyharry

    Its always the same components inside.TV is a tv. But, Sometimes it just … Its always the same components inside.TV is a tv. But, Sometimes it just depends on the look of the tv if you want.



    I laugh at you.

    thesaint

    I laugh at you.



    LOL @ "i laugh at you"

    xclau

    LOL @ "i laugh at you"


    I laugh at myself.

    tessb

    I ordered it for her, much to my son's disgust lol.


    Your son is a snob

    Original Poster

    pinkleponkle

    Your son is a snob



    Lol maybe

    If you have absolutely no knowledge about the item you are buying and no confidence in your judgement then probably best to stick to a well known brand and pay for it.
    Otherwise trust your own judgement and pocket the difference.

    AOC is a brand of one of the largest monitor manufacturers in the world. Its a massive company, selling $9 billion of products per year and making close to $500 million profit....

    Post it as a deal and watch the "it's not a Sony" comment fly in!

    .... or 'at least it's not an Onkyo'!
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