Samsung Vs. Vizio: Which Brand Makes Better TV’s?

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Samsung vs Vizio

Which Makes Better LCD/LED TV’s?

Many new homeowners may find themselves making a big decision: Samsung vs. Vizio. If you are looking to buy a television set, both of these brands sell LCD/LED television sets. Depending on your budget and your style, you may be leaning towards one of these brands. But which one is better?

First, there are several different sizes of television sets available. These sizes are measured via the diagonal measurement. Sizes like 27”, 32”, 40”, and 50” are available in both brands. These screen sizes are available for some of the most popular resolution options. Samsung and Vizio have 1080p, 1080i, 720p, and 480p sets in these sizes. However, the sizes of the sets will greatly affect the resolution and the price of the television.

Most sizes of Samsung and Vizio televisions will also have 3D capability. Some sizes have basic 3D capability and some sizes will offer a 3D viewing experience that offers a better picture than a movie theater.

There have been some changes to each television set recently. One of the big changes is how adjustable the TVs are. Both brands have a wide selection of television sets that have the capability to swivel and change height.

Screen Size

What size TV should you buy? Don’t worry; it’s not as hard as you may think. Ultimately, screen size is a matter of personal taste. Do you hate watching shows in a crowded room, listening to other people’s conversations? Do you have a preference for viewing from a certain distance? What are your other viewing options—laptop, tablet, phone? Would you rather have a bigger TV or spend the extra money on another gadget? Screen size also depends on the size of your room and how close you normally sit to your TV.

Before you start shopping for a new TV, decide on the size that appeals most to you. Smart TVs represent the latest trend in home entertainment. Their operating systems let you access online video-streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and Amazon TV. You can stream content on your TV without a stand-alone streaming device like Apple TV or Roku by using your TV’s apps. Also, the latest models also let you play video games on your TV and even connect your computer to your TV for some fun! That’s how easy life is with cutting-edge TVs.

Display Technology

Since the arrival of LCD televisions in 2007, all manufacturers have switched over to LCD in order to meet the burgeoning demands of consumers for larger, thinner, and cheaper televisions.

A closer look at the two categories, however, show that the competition between Samsung and Vizio is much more intense than the competition between LCD and plasma.

Vizio makes the best use of advanced LED backlight technology that the company has developed to make some of the best LED televisions in the world.

It’s worth mentioning that, although both Samsung and Vizio make use of LED-based LCD technology, the two manufacturers have very different approaches to this technology.

One approach is enhancing the quality of the picture by using a dynamic contrast feature for both TV and monitor.

The dynamic contrast feature looks at the overall brightness of the picture and adjusts the contrast proportionately. This is particularly important for LCD televisions, which lose detail and contrast as the screen dims.

Display Resolution

TVs are not just displays of color anymore. They are gateways to a world of colors and sounds, and they’re capable of providing an immersive audiovisual experience. With the advent of 4K UHD TV, resolutions have taken a leap forward. But with all the increased pixels, manufacturers are finding ways to make users enjoy the best picture quality possible. Liquid-Crystal Display (LCD) TVs use pixel enhancement algorithm to enhance the resolution of the display. One of the most commonly used methods is Pixel-Phase Modulation. In this technique, the pixels are grouped together in vertical strips and these strips are alternated (turned on and off) at a very rapid rate. This is why movies look slightly grainy, as they are pixel-enhanced.

LCD pixels are made of a material called liquid crystal. The liquid crystal is responsible for making pixels either opaque and dark, or transparent and clear. So, in order to make them transparent or opaque, the liquid crystal should align in lines to either pass light through or block it. Aligning the liquid crystal in different orientations is done by using an electric field. In a LCD TV, it’s done by using the Pixel-Phase Modulation technique.

Image Quality

New technologies have made the two brands very similar in image quality, though Samsung’s TV’s are a little bit brighter. When looking at a variety of settings, the only difference you notice is that Samsung’s have a little bit more brightness. If you compare Samsung and Vizio on the brightest picture setting side by side, the Samsung’s will always be a little bit brighter.

That being said, I don’t think you should worry much about brightness as the difference is not much. Even if you compare it to Sony or another major brand, the difference would not be that much. One thing you can do to easily see the difference in brightness is to turn off all the lights in the room and watch TV. When the brightness is maxed out, the Vizio won’t display as bright as the Samsung TV. But for everyday viewing, the difference will not be that noticeable.

Audio Quality

At first glance, it may seem that Samsung is the clear winner in the audio quality department. After all, most of their TVs feature Dolby Digital Plus, which is comparable to Dolby Digital Surround, and many Samsung TVs also have extra sound modes.

Yet, when it comes to sound, Vizio use proprietary software called VIZIO Internet Apps Plus that allows you to stream audio, just like Samsung’s digital audio output. To be fair, Sony, LG, and Panasonic also use Internet/Internet-related software.

Furthermore, when it comes to sound quality, Vizio’s TVs outrank Samsung’s in more areas. While Samsung’s additional audio modes may generate depth, they are still no match for Dolby’s surround sound technologies.

Other sound quality areas where Samsung scores lower than Vizio are audio decoding formats (Dolby Surround, DTS, DTS Premium Surround, etc.) and audio codecs (AC-3, SPDIF, and DTS). Ultimately, Vizio delivers superior audio quality compared to Samsung.

When it comes to sound quality, Samsung’s audio would be the equivalent of listening to an MP3 file while Vizio’s audio quality would be like listening to a high-resolution FLAC file.

Smart TV Options

Samsung also has a slew of smart capabilities. It is known for its connected TV players, and live TV streaming. You can also take an existing library of content and do all the things you would normally do with it: Play old DVDs, stick video games, and lots more. This, in addition to source content from the Web, makes Samsung components great for families.

Physical Dimensions


If you need ports, Wi-Fi is out of the question.

The big advantage with 3D LED TV’s is that they can’t make those ugly-looking glasses you have to wear. This means that there is no delay in switching between 2D and 3D. On that note, if you are planning to watch a lot of 3D content, you’ll want to make sure the TV has a good refresh rate.

If you don’t need those ports, it’s entirely possible that 3D is everything you need.

Manufacturers have developed their own technologies to reduce the flicker effect when watching 3D content.

Of the various brands available, Samsung is by far the most preferred brand of TV. Its models have high definition displays, crystal clear picture, and the most amazing features. Samsung is known for producing innovative televisions. You can enjoy a super-fast internet connection, thanks to the brand’s QWERTY keyboards, and luscious sound quality that helps you enjoy 3D content. Samsung also offers a wide range of curved TVs, known for their quality aesthetics and seamless video consumption.


Samsung and Vizio are the two big brands in the competitive flat screen television market. Though their product catalogs are very similar, they differ in price points and features. Both manufacturers provide a variety of screen sizes ranging from 32 inches to 75 inches and larger. This allows for flexible customization of your viewing experience – no matter if you’re watching an online video, the news, a movie, or sports.

Samsung and Vizio focus their display screens on HDTV technology, which is defined by High-Definition 1080p visual resolution. Both brands make screen displays ranging from 32 inches to 75 inches. They both also provide Ultra HD and UHD resolution models.

Samsung also sells larger screen sizes ranging up to 106 inches, which is the equivalent of 8.5 feet wide. Another advantage of Samsung is the Screen Mirroring feature, which allows you to connect your laptop or mobile device directly to your HDTV, so you can instantly view the contents of your screen on your HDTV.

On the other hand, Vizio offers a greater variety of screen sizes than Samsung. Vizio provides smaller sizes for those who want to save money, but also provides larger size displays for those who value a high-quality visual experience.

Most Vizio models are either 4k compatible, come with smart TV functionality, or both.

Samsung Vs. Vizio TVs: Overall Winner

When it comes to large-sized televisions, there are two top brands: Samsung and Vizio. Both companies make pretty good LED televisions (however depending who you ask, there are some people who believe that Sony televisions are better), but the big question is: which company makes the best?

In my opinion, you can't go wrong with either – so long as you're aware of the differences between the two companies.

If you're in the market for a large-sized television, you already know it isn't going to be cheap – especially when you're talking about larger LED TVs in the 50-inch range.

You want to make sure you're purchasing a good television that will last you for years, look good, and not cause you any trouble – or else you won't save any money in the long run when you factor in the costs of having to replace the television.