LED, LCD and plasma TV reviews: Reliability
Which are the most reliable television brands? We asked Which? members how reliable they found their TV to be and can now tell you which brand is best for reliability.
See how TV manufacturers Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, LG and Toshiba perform in our table below and which television brand is the most reliable.
If you just want to find out which are the best TVs then head over to our Best Buy televisions page to find the best new TV for you.
Most reliable TVs - which television brand is best?
With a new television costing several hundred pounds - or more - you'll want to go for a reliable brand. That's why we asked 2,345 TV owners members what they thought of their television and how reliable it was.
To find out which brand came out best overall Which? members can log in to see the full results. Or you can try Which? today for just £1 and find out how major brands, including Panasonic, Samsung and Toshiba, have fared in our survey.
New TVs reliability scores
Which? has a range of information on brand reliability. To find out which tech brands are the UK's favourites, every year we ask more than 11,000 Which? members to tell us about the technology products they own – including how happy they are to recommend a brand to a friend, and how reliable their products are once they’ve got them home.
Our annual reliability surveys are designed to reveal the brands that you can rely on. This is combined with our extensive testing in the lab, involving TVs being assessed by experts for their picture quality, sound quality, ease of use, features and energy consumption, among other factors. A TV can only qualify as a Best Buy if the brand has scored at least three out of five stars for reliability. All this together gives you a clear picture of how good a TV is and whether it is right for you.
Which? is independent - we work for you, the consumer, so you can be sure that our product recommendations are influenced only by our test results. We don't take advertising and we buy all the products that we test, so our advice helps you to make the right choice and avoid costly mistakes.