Samsung is Tops in TV Survey

Samsung has been named the top TV vendor, according to a “competitive assessment” conducted by ABI Research and released Wednesday.

The survey, which measured “market share, connected platforms, user interface, and ecosystems,” placed Samsung first, followed by LG and Sony. Vendors were raked on both implementation and innovation. On the first measure, Samsung finished ahead of LG and Sony, while on the latter LG tied with Samsung, with Sony and Vizio following.

“On the implementation front both Samsung and LG were pushed ahead by their market leading 2011 annual TV shipments, but each company’s respective work in the connected CE space and user interface helped the two reach the pinnacle of the innovation scores as well,” Michael Inouye, ABI’s senior analyst with the TV & Video practice, said as part of the announcement.

“Sony, while facing a challenging environment, managed to secure the third overall position with still strong shipment numbers and a relatively vibrant ecosystem of devices and services.”

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