Do you want to buy a good television, without wanting to pay exorbitant amounts of money for it? Want something on par with televisions made by Sony or Panasonic but are not willing or prepared to shell out big bucks for it? Well, consider yourself lucky, because you can always get a Haier television. These televisions lie in the ‘comfort zone’ between staggeringly expensive brands and their cheap Chinese knockoffs, making them very much affordable, but at the same time offering a level of quality you will never see on budget brands.
Despite being a purely Chinese brand, Haier does not indulge in making cheap copies of original products by other manufacturers as many of its contemporaries do, but rather focuses a great deal on coming up with original products and maintaining a strict degree of quality control regarding its products. The company first began its operations in the early decades of the twentieth century, and is currently the world’s fourth-largest manufacturer of consumer appliances, and continues to grow steadily each day. Its quality has been recognized globally, and it continues to be a favorite brand of people who like to get the best possible value for their hard-earned money instead of just ‘paying for a name’.
Haier televisions come in a great many number of models, so you can almost always find one that caters to your requirements perfectly. Let’s take a closer look at some of their best models.
The Haier HL40BG is a high-definition television (HDTV) with a massive screen size of 40″. It offers an image resolution of 720p, and if fully complies with HDMI standards. This widescreen beauty. It supports a variety of additional connectors, such as composite video/audio output and inputs, VGA inputs, digital outputs, S-video inputs, and even headphones – although why you would want to use headphones with such a gorgeous setup is a mystery. It also supports parental controls in order to prevent children from accidentally ruining settings or accessing inappropriate channels. Prices start from US$ 660.
The Haier HLH326BB is another high-definition television with a screen size of 32″. It also fully supports the HDMI standard, and supports all the connectors supported by the Haier HL40BG mentioned above. Additionally, it comes with several additional features such as automatic volume controls and digital noise reduction, and supports several extra connectivity standards such as RF input and SPDIF output. Because of the additional features and tougher construction, it is pricier than the HL40BG, despite having a smaller screen size. Its prices start from US$ 795.
The Haier HL22FG1 is a small high-definition television suited for use in any room of the house. With a colourful plastic casing (available in many different shades) and a screen size of 22″, it is surprisingly affordable, with prices starting at as low as US$ 219. However, do not let that price tag fool you. It still has a razor-sharp resolution of 720p, supports the HDMI protocol completely, and supports most major connection standards out there, including S-video.
Last but not least, the Haier LCD258 handheld television is a tiny device with a 2.5″ screen with an obvious and heavy focus on portability. You can take it with you anywhere – you will never have to miss another episode of your favorite soap operas! The screen is crystal clear, and has a resolution of 480 × 234 pixels. It even comes with built-in speakers if you are not carrying headphones. It weighs less than six ounces, and is a must-have for anyone who wants to watch television on the go. You can get it for as little as US$ 200.