Originally Posted by venus933
"Where's a car analogy when you need one?"
Well, here's mine. You can't make this is a blind test anymore than you could with a shootout of exotic sports cars. With the exception of the Westinghouse as the judges probably don't have much experience with low end brands they would have been able to deduce what television they were looking at without the aide of menus or physical appearance.
Okay, I admit, when I was walking the dog this morning I was formulating a car analogy, knowing how they provide a flawed form of entertainment in threads like this. I was just waiting for somebody to ask for one.
So, here's my attempt...
- LG's 2017 OLED is an electric race car. Gotta tune it to perfection; it's not for amateurs. Doing so yields a professional result.
- Sony's A1E is an exotic electric sports car that's almost as fast as a racecar, but is street legal and can be driven in traffic because it has an adjustable suspension. But set in in "track" mode and it's race-ready.
- Sony's Z9D is last year's concept car that still uses a gas engine and does not corner as well as the A1E, but is faster going in a straight line than that electric exotic. There's a truck-sized version that's insane.
- Samsung's Q9F is a self-driving luxury sports sedan than does not appeal to racecar drivers. It's not something you'd bring to the track, and it actually costs more than the exotic sports car, but some folks like it because it's comfortable and stylish—and available as a 7-seater—while still offering performance that satisfies people who are not racecar drivers.
- Vizio's P-series is basically a Corvette. It's an American company selling sports cars for less than premium foreign competitors. And while it does not beat the top dogs from the foreign companies, when people see the price/performance ratio, it challenges their preconceptions of what the brand offers.
- And the Westinghouse? Well, it's that economy car with the "racing-style" steering wheel and seats that runs on a 4-cylinder engine. Fit and finish suffer, as far as sports car handling goes it's not that great. But it costs a fraction of what the others do, seats five comfortably, and at least it has Amazon Alexa built in.