Alitalia777
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Orion Televisions

Tue Dec 18, 2001 9:28 am

Well, I've been contemplating whether or not to get a new 19" television for my bedroom. I really don't like the prices, but I do want quality. I have found a Magnavox, a Sharp, and a Philips Maganvox TV for not a bad price. Saturday, at Wal-Mart, I found an Orion 19" TV for $119. Are Orion televisions good? Do they last long? Good pricture quality, etc.? Thanks a lot, looking foward to your responses, and Merry Christmas.

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RE: Orion Televisions

Tue Dec 18, 2001 10:04 am

Orion is one of the lowest cost brands, one of my roommates had one and it wasn't bad...but in any case go for the Sharp or Phillips...even Samsung is better and has a better reputation for quality.
 
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RE: Orion Televisions

Tue Dec 18, 2001 11:14 am

Most low end consumer electronics like TVs and VCRs are rebranded anyway. They are not manufactured by the name on the front, so I wouldn't worry too much about it.
 
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RE: Orion Televisions

Tue Dec 18, 2001 11:50 am

As MLS515 says, TV's (until you get into the higher-end products) are commodity items. Buy the cheapest set that does what you want and on which the pictures meets your expectations.
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RE: Orion Televisions

Tue Dec 18, 2001 12:21 pm

Where is Orion from? I'm just curious.
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RE: Orion Televisions

Tue Dec 18, 2001 12:24 pm

Orion is a brand of Thakral, a company from Singapore.
 
Alitalia777
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RE: Orion Televisions

Wed Dec 19, 2001 10:05 am

Well, If i get satellite in my bedroom, I'm going to get a new 19" TV. I'll do more research, but I think I'll go with a Magnavox that I saw at bestbuy for around $129 I think.

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RE: Orion Televisions

Wed Dec 19, 2001 10:07 am

Orion TVs SUCK! I had a 17 inch one and lost the remote. No one carries Orion. It was terrible!
 
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ILS

Wed Dec 19, 2001 10:34 am

ILS,
How was the Orion TV itself? Can't you just buy a generic remote, and program it by entering the code given in the instructions? Or don't they even have the codes for Orion? I'm not being rude, just asking.

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RE: Orion Televisions

Wed Dec 19, 2001 11:08 am

I wouldn't trust generic electronics from Wal*Mart.
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RE: Orion Televisions

Thu Dec 20, 2001 3:39 am

19 inch TVs aren't very popular these days, so the majority of these sets will be cheap, low-end models. My family was recently shopping at a local electronics they didn't even offer TV's smaller than 27 inches.

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