Originally Posted by rezilient
You are correct. I picked up some Wii component cables this afternoon. Also there was a setting on the Wii to make it output 480p instead of 480i. The picture looks awesome now.
You all sound like diehard domestic car snobs when Toyota and Honda starting to sell here. I don't mind giving these companies a chance if the features are just as good or better. If you can give me something substantial to test and see it fail I surely wouldn't keep the TV and pick up a Samsung tomorrow. But in store I just didn't see any difference.
Fed good signals these bargain sets don't look bad initially to anyone other than the fussy "videophiles". Just don't expect it to hold up in the long term or to have any significant mfg. support once the warranty expires.
The earliest Toyotas and Hondas actually did not hold up nearly as well as late 60s domestics, but they rusted out before the mechanical failures occurred so the shortcomings of their engines/transmissions etc. only were apparent in dry states.
Also, Toyota and Honda made great efforts to provide good customer support.
At the Toyota dealership where I went to work in '71 we were regularly overhauling out-of-warranty engines and trannies at the factory's expense.
This, along with Herculean efforts to improve thier products, meant that by the mid-late 70s they were virtually bulletproof mechanically.
My dad was one of those naysayers when Toyota first re-appeared in the US market circa 1967. My subsequent experience at that dealership justified his lack of faith in those initial models. His current '05 Prius is his 5th Japanese car.
I sincerely doubt if HiSense is committed enough to the US market to go to the lengths that Honda and Toyota did.
I'm not telling you to return it and get something more expensive, just not to expect a trouble-free long-term ownership experience. Not everyone buys for the long term any more for a variety of good reasons so there's every chance your new set will satisfy your needs.