Originally Posted by pilgrim
We try to look up ALL major purchases on Consumer's Report - that's Consumer's Report NOT Consumer's Digest. The Digest seems to give better evaluations to those companies that advertise in their magazines. Consumer's Report accepts NO advertising and they purchase all items they review. I honestly believe they do a much better job. We have only Sony and Samsung t'vs in our home and AS. Probably lucky but we like to think it's because we do our homework.
Twice in my life, I have made purchases based on Consumer Reports' review of a product. One was a Sony cordless phone, the other an OKI cell phone. Both were rated number one in their respective categories. Both were by far the worst product I've ever owned. I don't put much faith in their reviews anymore.