JD Power Releases HDTV Survey
The Sony Bravia, Pioneer Plasma, and Samsung DLP are the most popular products in their respective market segments, according to a new survey, the Large Screen HDTV Usage and Satisfaction Study, released Thursday by JD Power and Associates.
The 5,389 respondents were asked to rank the products based on the criteria of pictures and sound, ease of use, features, and appearance and styling, and each was assigned a score out of 1,000.
The highest-ranking product of all, the Pioneer Plasma, placed first in the 50-to-65-inch category with 845 (out of 1000), beating out the Sony Bravia LCD, the LG Plasma, and Sharp AQUOS. In the 37-to-49-inch category, that version of the Bravia won out with 815, followed by the LG LCD, LG Plasma, Samsung Plasma, and Plasma LC. And in the Rear-projection HDTV segment, Samsung DLP earned a satisfaction rating of 785, edging out Sony WEGA, Toshiba DLP, and JVC.