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Question

Which is reliable TV brand?

Dec 19, 2016 6:11AM PST

I have very bad experience with samsung tv. Not just me, two of my other friends also have same experience but they were lucky because they bought extended warranty.
Now I have to buy another TV because repair cost are high and again there will no guarantee how long samsung will work.
So I am asking which TV brand is most reliable? I am looking for LED/LCD smart TV with screen size between 50 to 55 inch.
Below brands are on my list.
SONY
Panasonic
LG
VIZIO
I appreciate any suggestions.

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There is no right/wrong answer here
Dec 19, 2016 7:07AM PST

Understand, all the consumer models are produced in a similar fashion, with similar parts sources in China (etc.). In this regard, you cannot guarantee anything per se. Vizio would be my last choice only by personal experience of the brands on your list. YMMV.

A better way to hedge against the unknown is to purchase an HDTV with an American Express card that doubles the manufacturer warranty period of coverage for no extra cost. Otherwise, you can save a little by going with Square Trade, although the deductibles may not be worth it.

Some folks opt to buy from Costco and use the concierge two plus two program (essentially, a Costco branded Citibank cc) to get an extra two years beyond the extra concierge warranty. So it would be a total of four years of coverage.

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I agree with Mr. 7.
Dec 19, 2016 8:25AM PST

All makers have had hits and bombs. Our family went through Vizios and in just 2 years all were dead. I hear they got better.

Nod to Costco to double the warranty. On a thousand buck set I added an 80 buck extended warranty and didn't have to use it (Sony) and with some lower prices I may skip that and take the risk.

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Reliable TV brand
Jan 16, 2017 4:05AM PST

Hi.best reliable TV brand is LG, Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony.