Flix Friday, January 16, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute| July 10, 2014| 07:00 pm IST Brazil's 7-1 loss to Germany was heart-breaking for fans worldwide, but for the football-worshipping nation, it was more devastating than the rest. A number of photos went viral on the internet,some capturing grief, others capturing anger. But this little video (it's not 5 minutes long, just replayed many times) made us realise that the company that made the TV featured in this video could actually capitalize on it. Yes, capitalize on someone's grief and anger, but isn't that what capitalism is believed to do?  For producers: Good news for TV manufacturers and marketers! You no longer need to spend a whooping sum on advertising agencies, you no longer need to pay a stranger on the road to say- “wow this TV is awesome”. All you need to do is to secretly lift this video off YouTube, or trace the person who shot it and seek permission to use it. And ta-da! There’s a perfect ad, a customer testimony rather. The best part- the name of the TV brand is not visible in the video. No impending ownership patent suits here! For consumers: LCD televisions are set to get cheaper, albeit only those under 19 inches. But if you have been planning to replace you old idiot-box with a new, stylish (and still, idiot) one, look at quality and not prices. This sturdy TV from Brazil promises to be scratch-free, crack-free, child-friendly, pavement-friendly. Even missile-friendly, perhaps. And, it looks light enough to be carried around too! On your scale of ten, this TV is bound to score more than the Brazilian team. Watch the video to find out why.

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