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HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2012: Reader's Choice Results

HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2012: Reader's Choice Results

Reader's Choice Awards - Consumer Electronics (Part 3)

Best LCD TV Brand - Samsung

Unsurprisingly, the top LCD TV brand among our readers goes to Samsung. A top LCD panel maker, the Korean electronics giant has been dominating the TV segment for the past few years. It certainly doesn't hurt that its TVs are endowed with great designs and image quality.



Best Plasma TV Brand - Samsung

Judging from the votes that we've received, the plasma TV market looks healthy and kicking strong. Sure, Sony, Philips, Toshiba, and Pioneer have abandoned this segment, but we're still seeing some spectacular products from those who remained. This time round, our readers had chosen Samsung as their favorite plasma TV maker.



Best 3D TV Brand - Samsung

There's really no dispute of Samsung's dominance in the TV segment, for the company has picked up its third TV award for just this year. This time, it's for the best 3D TV brand. The second spot goes to Sony, but at a distant 18% of the votes.



Best Business Projector Brand - NEC

Our voters preferred quite a variety of brands when it comes to business projectors; a total of 12 brands contested this time round. NEC with 15% of the votes has barely managed to stave off Canon, Epson, and InFocus (each with 14%) to pick up the award. It'd be interesting to see how this pans out next year.



Best Home Theater Projector Brand - Sony

For home theater projectors, our voters favored Sony; about 35% of them voted for the Japanese consumer electronics giant. As far as we know, the company's VPL-HW30ES is well received in the market; and we wait in abated breath for the arrival of the VPL-VW1000ES 4K projector in our labs.



Best Home Theater System Brand - Bose

Same as the previous year, Bose is voted the best home theater system brand. The percentage of votes it received (34%) is 2.5 times that of runner-up Pioneer (13%).



Best Headphones Brand - Sennheiser

The headphones category is another new category we've set up this year to keep up with what's happening in the market, and after hearing feedback from the community. German audio company Sennheiser picks up the award with 24% of the votes.



Best Pay TV Service (Singapore) - StarHub Cable

For the third year running, StarHub Cable TV is our readers' favorite local pay TV service, receiving a staggering 80% of the votes.