Originally Posted by PalmHarbor
Many people have a philosophy of, the more exotic the name and the higher the price, the better the product.
Unfortunately, most are made in China and no one thinks these Chinese made products will be working 15 years
or ten years from now as the Japanese made products do.
Fifteen years ago I would completely agree. Like Japan did in the early 1960's (when "Made in Japan" meant Junk!) they have improved steadily.
Also I think that the actual parts spec'd out by each manufacturer for assembly in China make quite a bit of difference. There is a reason a Sony XBR 8 that has the exact same panel as a Samsung LED backlit model weighs a third more. Some companies pay more attention to the "unsexy" aspects of their products and warrant them accordingly.