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Old 9th April 2006, 03:05   #46
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hi, am confused what to buy....

O general 1.5 T window A/c or Hitachi 1.5 T Window A/c

any suggestions?
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Old 9th April 2006, 10:35   #47
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Hitachi's ATOM would have probably costed you 20k more too !!!
But, you would be getting a really good product ....
what is the price of Hitachi ATOM twin-indoor unit model?
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hi, am confused what to buy....

O general 1.5 T window A/c or Hitachi 1.5 T Window A/c

any suggestions?
O General. Proven product IMHO.
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Old 15th April 2006, 16:45   #49
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For India

No.1 = Hitachi
No.2 = Samsung
No.3 = LG
No.4 = All Rest - Whirlpool, Voltas etc

If price is an issue, then Hitachi goes down because it's costliest but it is the best also. But Samsung is very nice too with v good cooling.
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How about Onida , I have heard its one the best in market , most underrated.
It has the best colling and lesser fuel bills and pricing is in parralel to LG/ Samsung.

Any reviews ?
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Just bought a HITACHI split 1.5 ton.....Its a chiller...!!! very quite n fast cooling
Yet to check out the current bills...
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Just bought a HITACHI split 1.5 ton.....Its a chiller...!!! very quite n fast cooling
Yet to check out the current bills...
now you need to get regular electricity in your house to get that cool air!
gud luck!
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How about Onida , I have heard its one the best in market , most underrated.
It has the best colling and lesser fuel bills and pricing is in parralel to LG/ Samsung.

Any reviews ?
I think you are right. And as the local dealer here says. It uses Hitachi compressor. And Indian price. Should be a good buy.
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been using a hitachi 1.5 for the past 2 yrs .. it gobbles electricty but if you are a sound sleeper, nothing beats it
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My bro bought a Godrej one. He had the option of buying Haier and this at almost teh same price. Being college guys staying outside ontheir own, they went for this. Onida was not available in his town(Salem) or I would haev aske dhim to try it. The rest costes atleast 4k plus

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the part which distinguishes a good ac from a bad one is its compressor.....and the best is hitachi.but hitachi is also expensive.go for voltas cos they use hitachi's compressors and u end up payn less.
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Do look at the EER (Energy efficiency ratio) while buying the AC. A higher EER will mean money saved for the same amount of cooling. Divide the BTU by watts to arrive at the EER. Some dealers will tell you not to look into the EER "crap," but they are wrong. In fact, that is the single objective thing to look for before zeroing in on your buy. Also, the brochures may indicate a different EER while the label on the AC may indicate a different value. Trust only the EER marked on the label on the AC.

When I last checked out ACs, Electrolux had some of the highest EERs in the market, with Samsung and LG the lowest.

EERs also vary across the different models of the same brand. While the 1.0 ton Atom (Hitachi) boasts an EER of 11.3, the 1.5- and 2.0-ton models have an EER of 10.0 (not bad, but not too near the 11.3 mark).

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Actually ACs are of three types
1. Low end: The kind they sell at 9999rs on indiatimes.com
2. Medium-up : LG, samsung, etc.,
3. High end : Hitachi, daikin etc.,

The high end ACs will be quieter and use slightly less electricity. But otherwise there is not much difference. So when you choose an AC look for after sales support and warranty. Samsung is great in this respect. Fast service, and they honour warranty commitments.
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How about Blue Star? How good are they? Anyone using them?
I know they've been for a long time in the commercial market.
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Ah, I was gonna post abt it. My adv has one at his office. Very silent and cools well too. Werent these guys famous few years back?
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