Originally Posted by Realslowww
I only bought a Sammy 650 LCD and it has been great, I have just had 2 of 4 of my newer Panny plasmas go bad .
This is exactly why our personal experiences mean very little in the overall reliability of any particular brand.
I have a Zero % failure rate result with Panasonic, you have a 50% failure rate with Panasonic, while the Consumer Reports reader survey revealed a 2% failure rate on the Panasonics.
I have a 100% failure rate result with Samsung, you have a Zero % failure rate with Samsung, while the Consumer Rerports reader survey revealed a 4% failure rate on the Samsungs.
The vast majority of owners of both brands don't have any problems at all, and the very few percent that do are probably just unlucky.
Oh, and FWIW, every single Sony product i've ever had (probably over a dozen between 1975 and 1990) has failed either under warranty or a year or two after, which is why i started to replace every failed Sony product with Panasonic or Technics or JVC, resulting in zero failure rates ever since.
So i'm about 50% lucky i guess