I also purchased Akai CT2929 model at Chennai on 29-Dec-2005.
It started malfunctioning during first week of Nov-2006. I lodged a complaint with their call center, but no one turned up for one week.
Whenever I tried to contact the call center, they gave me the service center number. The people at the service center are listening my words, talks too politely, but takes no action. I hope they are so cunning fellows, waiting for warranty expiration.
At last, after shouting with the field incharge, a smart gentleman came, attended the problem, and asked me to hand over the circuit board at their service center for further service. I have done so, and he brought the board duly serviced and fixed in the set. But , still the picture was stretching in the corners. He tried to recify it with his service remote control, but couldn't succeed.
I further lodged a complaint, after a week of non-response, I contacted the service center owner Mr. Vijay Baskar, and told the entire story. He told to look after the problem, but no response for a week long. When I contacted again the service center referring my complaint number, I was informed by them as my complaint WAS CANCELLED BY ME!!!
So, I have two options:
1. Crash the 29" TV in the dust bin, let the public in the city know about the quality of Akai;
2. Approach the Consumer Court.
Still, my TV's warranty is alive up to 29-Dec-2006!!!