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Old 2nd December 2009, 14:49   #631
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hitachi scores way above the samsungs and lgs
hitachi is priced way above the samsungs and lgs...
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We have Daikin split at office using them for the past four years, fast cooling, but i guess 2-3 servicing is a must to keep them at their optimum performance.

I have an onida split at home, cheap, moderate cooling (good enough for my family), but many peple is in the view of being away from onida. i have been using it for five months now, no issues yet.
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Hitachi and General are for the Accord and Passat buyers; us Swift buyers have Samsung and LG

But we should take into account the life expectancy and cost of ownership to see if we are really saving money
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hitachi is priced way above the samsungs and lgs...

your earlier post gives you the answer for the later one

i had a 2 tonne carrier split ac in my office which was retired in 4 years and replaced by hitachi 2 ton split unit 2years back
the hitachi split acs at home are into their 5th year still going strong
and r used heavily 18 hrs plus
their real worth is known when in june temperature outside is 45 degrees and relative moisture is in the 30%

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I had a feeling I was repeating myself <Blush>

But what you say makes the actual cost of the more expensive unit entirely worthwhile.
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that's a nice piece of info. Thanks.

Any suggestion for 1-1.5ton VFM AC. Its for a friend. I have suggested LG and Samsung.
Onida? I have been using it for 3 yrs without any issues. It cools very fast.
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please help me choose between Blue Star, Carrier or anyother brand(lg,samsung,godrej,whirlpool etc)
hitachi, daikin, general are not available in this part, i can buy hitachi from far some place but service...
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please help me choose between Blue Star, Carrier or anyother brand(lg,samsung,godrej,whirlpool etc)
hitachi, daikin, general are not available in this part, i can buy hitachi from far some place but service...
Order of preference should be

Samsung
Hitachi (local a/c dealer can provide service. Warranty is a different issue)
Whirlpool
LG

Godrej No idea where the machines are built or imported from so cannot rank the same.

Never buy Bluestar or Carrier if you are spending your own money.

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spoke with videocon guys yesterday, as per them they have hired a van which makes repairs at your home & if the parts aren't replaced or its not working a new product will be delivered in 15 days.
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spoke with videocon guys yesterday, as per them they have hired a van which makes repairs at your home & if the parts aren't replaced or its not working a new product will be delivered in 15 days.
Videocon makes some good machines, especially the one where they have copied an old model of panasonic. It can be identified by the way the condenser and the evaporator fins are curved at an angle of 90 degree instead of being simply straight. This model is available in a fake wood finish which looks quite good. Over the years the front panel may have been changed but the typical construction of fins should have remained. I have this machine in our guest room, 10 years old now and apart from an increase in the operating noise there never has been any other complaint. Do ensure that the offer is backed by the company and not just from the dealer.

@Edsel Rulez!

The quadracool Hitachi with 2 motors that you have is the quietest window machine on offer and that is primarily what the two motors are there for. The increase in efficiency is an added benefit. Great choice!

Can someone kindly let me know how to insert multiple quotes in a single reply/message.

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You use the icon on each of the posts you want to answer. It turns red when clicked. The press REPLY (not Quick Reply) and your individual quotes will be all lined up for you.

Otherwise, all can be done manually, with cut and paste, and the [quote=name] and [/quote] tags

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Samsung and LG are good.
Samsung service is good too - as per my experience.
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spoke with videocon guys yesterday, as per them they have hired a van which makes repairs at your home & if the parts aren't replaced or its not working a new product will be delivered in 15 days.
That is admirable, but 15 days???. Consider what you bought an AC for and those 15 days may cause a buyer to depart for the next world before the replacement arrives in this.
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ensure that the offer is backed by the company and not just from the dealer.
dealer, but it was the company's vehicle he showed and more over we usually buy electronic goods from him, service by dealer=ok



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That is admirable, but 15 days???. Consider what you bought an AC for and those 15 days may cause a buyer to depart for the next world before the replacement arrives in this.
in case if its unrepairable, as per him the co is aggressive & promoting goods but still if they can't service what they sell... its no point,

Samsung =pathetic service in my area
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dealer, but it was the company's vehicle he showed and more over we usually buy electronic goods from him, service by dealer=ok
in case if its unrepairable, as per him the co is aggressive & promoting goods but still if they can't service what they sell... its no point,

Samsung =pathetic service in my area
You know the guy and service for the other option is bad in your area, I think you have the answer right there. Practically speaking, air con service is not rocket science and literally anyone can do it. The most important part is the installation whether for window or split. If your install is done well you are set for a long cool innings. In Bombay and Delhi people are buying imported a/cs by the hundreds without any company back up and getting them installed by local a/c wallahs. Also in an a/c there is not much that can go wrong that cannot be taken care of by the local guys.

I am travelling across Jharkhand these days and have noticed Videocon showrooms looking all freshly done up. Maybe the company is becoming aggressive. I will try and visit one of the dealers tomorrow evening after work and see what is on offer. By the way have you checked out Godrej?

In my previous reply I presumed that you were looking for a window a/c, kindly let me know if that is correct or should we be looking at splits, also if you could let us know your budget it would help find the correct machine.

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By the way have you checked out Godrej?

In my previous reply I presumed that you were looking for a window a/c, kindly let me know if that is correct or should we be looking at splits, also if you could let us know your budget it would help find the correct machine.
i have one godrej split and one hitachi window(in calcutta) and i should say i am happy with the godrej's performance

let me check out godrej's service over here and please let me know in detail the pros & cons of a window vs split,
thanks
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