Having dominated the market for the past 11 years, we aren’t at all surprised that our readers have once again voted Samsung their favorite TV maker. Last year, the Korean manufacturer’s strong 4K TV lineup was split into two camps: SUHD and UHD. The former comprises of the quantum dot-enhanced KS9800, KS9000, KS7500, and KS7000, while the latter is made up of the more traditional KU6500, KU6400, KU6300, and KU6000. That said, know that moving forward, Samsung’s quantum dot 4K LED-LCD TVs will be called “QLED” TVs. Enhanced with a new metal-coated quantum dot material and a re-engineered structure, these QLED TVs claim a brightness of up to 1,500 - 2,000 nits and DCI-P3 coverage of up to 99%. More importantly, Samsung promises 100% color volume regardless of brightness, something that OLED is still weak in at the moment. But other brands like LG, Panasonic, and Sony aren’t resting on their laurels. With Panasonic and Sony now joining LG in making OLED TVs, Samsung has a big fight on its hands this year when it comes to the picture quality stakes.
36% SAMSUNG 21% LG 19% Sony 10% Sharp 6% Philips 5% Panasonic 2% Toshiba 1% Others