I would stick with either the 2 Koreans, LG and Samsung in the smaller sizes because I believe that they still make their small sets unlike most other manufacturers that have a bunch of Chinese crap in them. Larger sets you can add Sony, and Philips to the list. Unfortunately some good TV manufacturers have gone by the wayside like Toshiba, Panasonic, Sharp exiting the US, and Hitachi hasn't been Hitachi in many years. Been in this business almost 30yrs and my repair days have sure changed the last few years. Not worth fixing anything under 40" these days and if not a minor problem, not even up to 50". Vizio is a brand that has exploded on the scene the last 8 or so years, but because of their warranties and product support (parts availability), I would steer clear. Someone said earlier to steer away from the common brands used in RV's, that is very good advice. A lot of those brands are only found in the RV industry, more Chinese junk. The only commonly used TV's in RV's that I have ever taken apart that have things in them that regular brands don't are the Jensens. I don't think that they are very good TV's, still a lot of Chinese crap in them, but they seem to beef up mounting support internally. Also I would consider what brand has good support after the sale in the market that you are in the majority of the time. As far as electronics and surge protection, the best device to put sensitive electronics on is an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS). A UPS provides great surge protection, usually line conditioning, and battery backup in case of power loss. For anyone using generators, a UPS is a very wise investment.
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