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What is the Best Brand HDTV?

My 2 yr old 50'' RCA DLP bit the dust (color wheel) and it looks like the extended warranty will pay off (can't be fixed so I will get what I paid for it!)

Researching the problem I found that RCA has a rotten reputation.

What has been the most reliable TV in your professional experience?

(Also, Anybody need parts for the RCA?)

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Without question, Panasonic has made the most reliable TVs over the last 20 years. Having said that though, I do not generally recommend plasma TVs which are the only large TVs that Panasonic makes. I prefer LCD flat panel TVs as they do not have issues with phosphur burn, are much lighter, and more energy efficient.


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