In choosing a HDTV, there are many specifications and factors to be considered. However, there are some people that like to base their choice from a certain brand name first before proceeding with the HDTVs innards. Why is this so? That is because brand names do not only symbolize an aesthetic fad or trend, brand names are also associated with a certain signature quality. A certain brand might remind a consumer about a specification that is natively better on that brand than others. Or, the brand might visually symbolize one screen technology that the company primarily uses.
That is why we have lined up most of the popular HDTV brands out there, to let you see what they generally have to offer, and to help you understand the signature points that they would more or less always bear on their HDTV models.
Panasonic – Panasonic HDTVs holds their most of their excellence points on the upper end of the size category. Regardless of the technology used, whenever the size goes higher than 60-inches, the model with the highest reviews, and the first choice would usually be a Panasonic HDTV. Some of the more specific positive points that their line of HDTVs have are good price versus size balance and the incorporation of a simple yet stylish design.
Samsung – Samsung HDTV are more or less the regular players. They have no distinct excellence points, but their performance is very competitive and on par with the other HDTV's within a category. In terms of size, they usually always have one or two model contenders that can be categorized as outstanding. They are particularly good though when it comes to entry level models, although their larger plasma HDTV can also offer a considerable price package.
LG – LG HDTV models are not too competitive; they often fall out of the rankings as one category is filled with other more superb and economic models. They are however still a formidable force in the industry, capable of bringing out great HDTV units that can go head to head with some of the middle contenders. One particular outstanding feature of LG HDTVs is their outer design, which often incorporates innovating and often stylish designs that makes the room look more futuristic.
Sony – Sony is another one of the known champions in the HDTV industry. Their excellence points always border towards the mean maximum, although they of course are still a bit short due to a few technical and inherent drawbacks. Sony's flagship HDTV model is none other than the Bravia series, although surprisingly they have quite a lot more HDTV models outside the product line that are actually better. Most Sony HDTVs are capable of fully integrating with all the other Sony entertainment devices that you may have (media players, game consoles, smartphones, etc.).
Toshiba – Toshiba's performance in the HDTV market is not really impressive, since it has only managed to popularize a few of their HDTV product lines. The performance of their HDTVs however is solid and even quite superb, almost providing a regular 21st century citizen might need in an entertainment system. Pricing is also quite nice, and the balance that it makes to their HDTV specifications makes some of their models an attractive buy.
Philips – We don't hear much about Philips HDTVs from professional tech reviewers, but rest assured this brand is also of solid quality. The specifications might be a bit too on par with other brands however, so they might haphazardly fall into obscurity during your HDTV shopping sessions. However, we could probably use this obscurity as an advantage, since not many consumers would want to hog their models. This makes the pricing of Philips HDTVs relatively stable.
Mitsubishi – This is a brand name that would most likely be better heard in the automobile industry than in the HDTV industry. However, they do also have their own HDTV product line, and while they regularly specialize in LCD screens, the brand name is most likely associated with DLP rear projection HDTVs. There is not much competition in their main HDTV product line, so we can't really say how it fares in the industry, but quality-wise, their DLP rear projection HDTVs still considered as great deals.