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Who Makes Onn TVs & Are They ANY Good? (Here’s The TRUTH!)

The Onn TV brand name is known for very budget-friendly smart televisions which are almost exclusively sold in local Walmart stores and online store. If you are truly looking for some of the cheapest TV brands, Onn TVs will definitely be on the list.

who makes Onn TV

Getting a 70 inches (4K UHD) LED Roku Smart TV for less than $400? I mean, that’s just ridiculous. You are literally saving over $300 when you get a Roku TV with similar features from other brands like TCL and Hisense. Most of the brand products are so cheap that they are often considered “loss leaders”.

However, this often raises important questions like:

  • Who makes Onn TVs? Is it Walmart?
  • Where are Onn TVs made?
  • Are Onn TVs any good and should you buy one?
  • Do Onn TVs have problems?
  • How long has Onn been making TVs?

In this guide, I am going to answer these questions concisely. Let’s get into it.

Who Makes Onn TVs for Walmart? 

Onn TVs are made by Durabrand, a private label tradename of Walmart which was introduced in early 1999. In other words, Onn TVs are manufactured by Durabrand but sold under Walmart’s brand name being the parent company.

However, like most generic brands, Durabrand is a chain of different manufacturers like Funai, Orion, Maxell, Resonance, Initial Technology, and many other different companies.

Before now, Durabrand televisions were sourced from Orion Electric (a Japanese consumer electronics company headquartered in Osaka, Japan) that also manufactured TVs for Toshiba, Hitachi, JVC and Emerson.

Now, Durabrand televisions are sourced from Funai Electric (a Japanese consumer electronics company that was established in 1958 also in Osaka, Japan).

Funai Electric Co. Ltd headquarters in Japan
Funai Electric Co. Ltd headquarters in Japan Source: Wikipedia

In addition, Funai Electric is the main supplier of electronics to Walmart in the US and also supply Philips, Magnavox, and Sanyo through its United States-based subsidiary Funai Corporation Inc.

Finally, Element Electronics Company handles all warranty repairs for Walmart’s Onn TVs.

This also solves the issue for many customers who have had programming universal remotes to work with their Onn TV since Onn TV is not on the list and the manual search won’t work either. If you are in this category, just select ‘Durabrand’ as try the codes.

Where Are Onn TVs Made?

Durabrand which manufactures Onn TVs currently source their televisions from Funai Electric. The latter is a Japanese consumer electronics company headquartered in Daitō, Osaka in Japan.

They also have a United States-based subsidiary Funai Corporation Inc., based in Torrance, California which markets Funai products in the US.

It’s unclear how many companies supplies the different parts for Onn TVs, but there is no doubt that they will be mostly (if not entirely) based in Japan.

Are Onn TVs Any Good?

Although Onn TVs are good enough especially for the ridiculously cheap prices they are sold for, there are still a number of things that can be improved on especially quality-wise.

As for the features, you get almost all of the best features available on even more expensive Roku TV brands.

Onn 4K UHD HDR Roku TV

You can also get the Onn Android TV 4K UHD streaming device for less than $30 which you can use with any smart TV (whether Onn smart TV or other brands) for the Android OS experience.

As for the Onn Roku TVs which are the main TVs from Onn brand, below are some of the pros and cons:

Pros

Great value for money: The picture and sound quality you get from these Onn TVs are very good for the price they are offered for. Although, most higher-end TVs will provider better picture and sound quality, the quality you will get from Onn TVs may surprise you especially on the 4k UHD TVs with 60 Hz refresh rate.

Good warranty services: Although Walmart’s Onn TVs are made by Durabrand, the warranty repairs are handled Element Electronics Company. Most products come with one-year warranty period with the option to get an extended warranty through product registration within 90 days of the original purchase date.

The warranty also comes with an in-home service which includes an Element authorized service provider repairing the TV your home (the original customer) or taking the product for repairs at an Element authorized service provider and returning to your home. Warranty repairs doesn’t get more convenient than that.

In addition, since they are mostly available in physical Walmart stores and online stores (also being the parent company), you can easily return them should you have any issue with it after purchase.

Cons

Average Quality: Although the sound and picture quality are good, they cannot be compared to the quality you get from higher-end TV brands. However, if you just want to watch TV and stream contents with a decent picture and sound, this won’t be a big deal.

Average-Low Performance: The biggest turn-off when it comes to Onn TVs is the performance ratings by users. A number of users have complained eventually about one issue or the other, from audio issues like intermittent drop outs to total loss of sound to picture issues like screen flicks and total black screen.

However, all these are also problems that are faced on other TV brands, even high-end brands like Samsung and LG. However, they have been more commonly reported on Onn. TVs.

Also, Roku can slow which also affects picture quality and the better option might be to get a real Roku streaming stick or another streaming device to use with the TV via the HDMI port.

Where Can You Buy Onn TVs?

You can buy Onn TVs at Walmart store and online on walmart.com. Being owned by Walmart, they are almost only exclusively sold on their online store and also at their physical stores in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

Are Onn TVs only sold are Walmart? 

Although almost always exclusively available on Walmart stores and online store, new ones are sometimes available on Amazon. In most cases though, what you find on Amazon are the renewed Onn TVs.

Therefore, Walmart remains the best option to get Onn. TVs.

You can also contact Onn TV customer support via any of the channels below:

[email protected]

844-334-2355 9am – 9pm EST daily

FAQS

Are Onn TVs owned by Walmart?

Yes, Onn TVs are owned by Walmart and are almost exclusively sold in their physical stores and online store.

Are Onn TVs manufactured by Walmart?

Onn TVs are manufactured by Durabrand, a private label tradename of Walmart that currently outsource their televisions from Funai Electric (a Japanese consumer electronics company that was established in Osaka, Japan). However, they are sold under Walmart's brand name being the parent company.

Is ONN only sold at Walmart?

You can buy Onn Roku TVs at Walmart stores and online store (walmart.com). Although they are almost exclusively sold here, new and renewed Onn TVs are sometimes available on Amazon store too.

What do you think about Onn TVs? Have you had any experience using them? Kindly share your options and feedbacks in the comment section below

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