LG Killed It at CE Week's TV Shootout
Fifteen minutes after CE Week 2016 had officially closed up shop, a large group of people awaited anxiously in the basement of the Altman Building in New York City. They were waiting to hear who won Value Electronics’ annual TV Shootout.
Now in its 12th year, the shootout displays some of the biggest players in the TV market and lets the audience decide what TV they believe performs the best.
This year’s competing TVs included: LG OLED65G6P (OLED), Samsung UN78KS9800 (Curved), Sony XBR-75X940D (4K) and Vizio RS65-B2 (Ultra HD).
The winner is decided based on how the audience ranks the TVs in a number of performance categories. Tests are run for each category to let the audience see and compare the TVs side by side.
Joel Silver of the Imaging Science Foundation hosted the event and focused the majority of the presentation on explaining the science and technology behind the criteria on which the TVs are judged.
Finally, after two days and several sessions, Robert Zohn, the founder and president of Value Electronics, read this year’s winners by category:
- Black Quality: LG
- Perceived Contrast: LG
- Color Accuracy: LG
- Moving Resolution (Sharpness): LG
- Off-Axis Performance: LG
- Screen Uniformity: LG
- HDR/WCG: LG
- Overall Day (High Ambient Light): Sony
- Overall Night (Low Ambient Light): LG
As is apparent, LG cleaned house with the notable exception of Best in Overall Day, which went to Sony.