Magnovox Informative - What's really inside the box?

Review by Hiho on 2010-07-04
DALEVILLE, INDIANA -- Mzgnovox. A well known and well respected company. Not a single hesitation or concern when I purchased this 32" TV. When this set wqs 3 months old it suffered a power surge. Yes, it was protected by a power surge. Imagine my surprise when the repair technician opened up the box to see if there was any possibility of repair and told me the "works" were by Funai. I reread the instruction book (packed inside the box the TV came in) and finally on page 56 I found the name Funai and an address in California. How could good old Magnovox take an unknown, and probably untried, product, encase it in a box emblazoned with the reputable name Maxnovox and sell it as their own. You fooled me...but only once. I guess they knew I'd buy a Magnovox but not a Funai. What is the penalty for "False Advertising?"
Comments:2 Replies - Latest reply on 2010-07-04
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2010-07-04:
Brnd name are meaningless today. They have all been sold to off shore compnies. Funai also own Sylvania, Emerson, and Symphonic.

ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RCA
"RCA trademark is owned by the French conglomerate Technicolor SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Technicolor. The trademark is used by Sony Music Entertainment and Technicolor, which licenses the name to other companies like Audiovox and TCL Corporation for products descended from that common ancestor."

How's that for obscuring ownership.

Basic fact: MOST electronics is made in China. Sold to a conglomerate. They slap a brand name with a reputation on it. You buy it.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-07-04:
All true, chuck. Consumers can only hope that the company behind the brand name will stand behind the product regardless of where it's made. I think the brand name is more about customer service than the actual product.

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