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Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
Wed Aug 25, 2021, 01:44 AM Aug 2021

Which brand makes you think quality over the others?

Having to buy a TV for a charity event prize. And can't
afford a Sony Jeez, TVs have gone up significantly
since last year when we bought one. They are $200+
more than we paid - even with Labor Day Sale prices!

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True Dough

(17,557 posts)
2. Of the four Samsung TVs our extended family has purchased over the past decade
Wed Aug 25, 2021, 05:36 AM
Aug 2021

all of them are still functional except one. My wife's dad got a lemon. The screen started going dark during year two, after the one-year warranty expired.

Now, we haven't owned any Samsung appliances, but I've read and heard that many of those are junk. But they're likely the TV manufacturer we'll go with again (although quality standards may have slipped since we bought our Samsung TV a decade ago).

The problem with so many brands is that they may create an irresistible looking product on the outside, but they use the same low-quality components on the inside.


(103,007 posts)
3. Samsung has a larger market share so some of its "popularity" resides there. I avoid LG
Wed Aug 25, 2021, 06:45 AM
Aug 2021

(and consumer reviews in recent years support that for multiple LG appliances).

Still, I've had lower-end Toshiba tvs that perform as expected and certainly I have a lot of past experience with their laptop computers. So, I think it might be an alternative if you choose against Samsung.

Samsung wins a lot of design awards--which certainly matters in their high-end offerings and of course their expertise in cell phones has been impressive (were I not an iPhone user). That does cross over for those looking for other appliances, including TVs. I guess more people would thus be attracted to the Samsung.


(51,220 posts)
5. I used to buy Toshiba laptops. They lasted so long I was trying to break them in the end so
Wed Aug 25, 2021, 07:49 AM
Aug 2021

I could justify the expense to myself of a new one. One lasted 11 years.

But I have to disagree with you about LG. See below.


(15,866 posts)
9. Consumer Reports gives many LG appliances their highest ratings
Wed Aug 25, 2021, 04:28 PM
Aug 2021

Same with their TVs, too.

They've come a long way from their previously independent Lucky and Goldstar roots.


(51,220 posts)
4. Wasn't Samsung the brand that was found to have the smart monitor always recording?
Wed Aug 25, 2021, 07:46 AM
Aug 2021

And then sending the recordings of your conversations to a third party?

My LG phone is about 8 years old, and is still going strong after being knocked around, including once being dropped IN THE RAIN on a main thoroughfare IN THE BRONX and being run over by a few cars (which I have to give credit to the phone case on that one too.) I had to replace the glass screen and the speakerphone doesn't work, but the bluetooth headphones and everything else work like it was new.

Since then, I always buy LG. I have an LG tv that is great.



(4,044 posts)
6. I have an LG OLED. Nice picture, but ...
Wed Aug 25, 2021, 08:17 AM
Aug 2021

The menus are horribly designed. Some of the settings are just baffling.

Not recommended.


(7,160 posts)
7. There's a semi-conductor shortage in the supply chain. All electronic products are more expensive.
Wed Aug 25, 2021, 09:37 AM
Aug 2021

Likewise, the used car market is in high demand as there is a semi-conductor shortage in the new car supply chain.

The US really needs to exploit it's rare earth resources. China is going to do all it can to control Afghanistan's lode of raw supply. China already control's so much.


(22,070 posts)
8. I have a Samsung TV (not a smart TV), Samsung Tablet and Samsung phone
Wed Aug 25, 2021, 03:37 PM
Aug 2021

I can't say if they are the best compared to the others. I've had the TV since around 2009. I don't know how long TVs last now-a-days but so far, so good.

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