Good luck with the AKAI but there has to be a difference in the componenets when you spend more than 2 times as much-theres always a deal until you need it serviced Our UPS guy was just complaining about having to send his unit out to la to get service and it would take 4-6 weeks
You get what you pay for
my 2 cents
DOUBLE EAGLE- i know but there are only a few companies that make tv all the noname ones are made by the bigger companies just cheaper componets.my warrenty is the same as his. i even have the same picture as far as quality goes. anyway thanks for lookin out.