Originally Posted by carpetweb
You guys keep trying to shovel that BS that panasonic has the lowest repair rate out there........The only what they have that is people choose not to put any more money into their bad purchase of panasonic.....if you'd just search the net about all the problems they've had and are still having years later, you might understand what they are really about. It seems their plan is to make tvs to only last a couple of years so they can sell more. ..... kauaidoug, I can't blame you for having second thoughts about buying panasonic. Do the research and you'll make the right decision.....
Not crying here....but laughing at all of you that continue to defend panasonic and spend your money with them.......If the tvs lasted like they should, then you wouldn't be able to say that you've owned so many different sets....Talk to repair shops and see what brands they see the most of, at least of the top brands.
complete BS. panasonic is a high selling brand, same with vizios, that's why repair shops see so many of them. Statistically speaking they have THE lowest defect rate of any tv, hovering at about 4-5% failure rate, hell, samsung is at 6% failure rate right now. second only to Westinghouse who has a whopping 8% failure rate....if you "search the net" MOST mfg's have tons of issues being discussed, welcome to the internet where bad rumors propogate. look at all the flack that samsung has gotten for several years worth of bad resistors and capacitors. look at their issues with the panel lottery etc. the shoe can be on both feet.
I have buddies who work as tv repairmen too (well, mild friends) and they get TONS of westinhouse, Vizio, and Insignia tv's.... some panny's, a decent amount of Sony and Sammy tv's etc... the offbrands like Insginia and Westy litter the roster but the big name brands like Sony, Sammy and Panny not nearly as much (and Vizio they get a solid amount of but then again vizio is the highest selling brand in the U.S. right now with almost 4x the sales of other brands so it's pretty expected to see a higher number of tv's come in for repairs)
my panny TV's have lasted 6-8 years before I sell them off and upgrade, never a problem (knock on wood) with any of them.Edited by wormraper - 12/9/12 at 9:44pm