Never buy Anything from Akai. There customer service abysmal
A. Brenner, Amazon
7 April 2009
Summary: Simlar to other reviews. My set starting loosing color after about 10 months. It took a month to get an authorized service center, another month for them to tell me it wasn't repairable now we are in Monthy 7 and still trying to get a commitment to getting a replacement TV shipped to me. These guys are crooks. Don't buy anything no matter with their logo on it no matter how great it might look.
Summary: The reason I gave this a one-star is that there's no check box with zero or minus ratings. I have a 42" plasma Akai and have been waiting two months for a warranty repair, with no resolution in sight. The "service" number in the Akai manual connects you with seems not to be tech-support at all, but an answering service in Ohio. (The corporate HQ is in California!) The "associate" who answers the phone tells you that, "...they will pass your problem along.
Summary: Bought this TV ~4 years ago and subsequently other flat screens for different rooms in the house. The AKAI really stands out with the best picture quality of any of my screens. Excellent contrast and crisp 1080i images when connected to digital HD cable. Great buy overall and looks great too! Biggest complaint is the remote control which is not compatible with my cable universal remote control.
Summary: No support No warranty No one to talk to the tv it's expensive just paying for the shipping!!!! after 2 and a half year it's scrap need it parts and no one will repair it cause the part for the TV it's no longer available do not and I MEAN DO NOT BUY ANYTHING MADE BY AKAI
Summary: Well the 42" Plasma was great until 11 months later the picture went out and we only have sound. I have been in contact with AKAI for warranty work and have been very dissatisfied. I contacted them on the day it occurred and as of today, a month later, I still have a broken Television sitting in my living room with no plan of action.
Z "If you were me, then i'd be you, and i'd j..., Amazon
26 August 2008
Summary: I bought this TV from Price Club about 2 years ago and I still love it! The Picture is brighter and clearer than most LCD TV's I have seen to date, I also own a 47" LG 1080P LCD TV, and honestly this TV looks better for most material. I have had no reliability issues with this TV whatsoever, it has performed flawlessly for over 2 years now, and I abuse it daily with Blu Ray movies and Xbox 360 games...
Summary: This tv is perfect for someone who wants to save a little on money and still get a good plasma tv. The only drawbacks that I have found so far is that there is only 1 hdmi connection and the remote is very basic. The picture quality is outstanding for 1080i/720p and it is very sharp from any distance or viewing angle.
Summary: We Just got this from Sam's Club...$999 Along with a a New DVD player with UpConvert and an HDMI cable Hooked it up in less than an Hour and loaded a DVD....WOW! Image quality is Fantastic!...We sat and watched all the Harry Potter movies in wide screen... We went from a 36" regular TV to this...wide screen movies on the old tv were no more than 28"...this thing is a minimum veiwing area of 38" and most of the movies popped up at the full 42"...
Summary: I bought this HDTV monitor over a year ago and I have been very happy with the quality. Never saw any problem yet and the price was great. The remote is bit too low-key but for the price its not bad. Compared to other HDTV monitors i guess this is a bit heavy so i prefer to keep it on a table compared to mounting on the wall.