TV brand-performance

Last reviewed: March 2011

Can't find a TV in our Ratings? Consider a set from a brand that has consistently had high scores in our Ratings in the past three years.

LG, Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony LCD TVs have consistently been among the best. LCDs from Hitachi, Insignia, Sharp, Toshiba, and Vizio are just a bit below those, with consistently strong performance. Other TVs from those brands are likely to perform comparably.

JVC, Mitsubishi, Philips, Sanyo, and Westinghouse had many LCDs that did reasonably well, but there was less consistent performance among the TVs tested. Chances are that untested sets from those brands should do reasonably well. Magnavox and Sylvania LCDs had a worse overall record than most, though some sets might have done reasonably well. Their history suggests that untested TVs are less likely to be high performers.

In plasma TVs, Panasonic sets have consistently been among the best. LG and Samsung did very well, with an overall record just a bit below Panasonic's. Insignia plasma TVs have done reasonably well.