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Podcast #748: Value Electronics HDTV Shootout 2016

Each year Value Electronics, a Scarsdale NY Electronics Retailer, gathers HDTV experts from across the nation and pits some of the best HDTVs against each other in order to determine which TV is the “King of TV”. This was the thirteenth year the competition took place.

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Value Electronics HDTV Shootout 2016

Each year Value Electronics, a Scarsdale NY Electronics Retailer, gathers HDTV experts from across the nation and pits some of the best HDTVs against each other in order to determine which TV is the “King of TV”. This was the thirteenth year the competition took place.

Five Mini Overview TV Shootout sessions and Two full voting TV Shootout evaluations were held over two days on Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23, 2016. All TVs were set-up on an equal playing field, positioned next to each other in alphabetical order, and professionally calibrated in Day and Night modes.

The TVs were judged on nine criteria:

  • Black Quality
  • Perceived Contrast
  • Color Accuracy
  • Sharpness
  • Off-Axis Performance
  • Screen Uniformity
  • HDR/WCG Performance
  • Overall Day Performance
  • Overall Night Performance

 

The Contestants

Sony XBR75X940D 75-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV $5998

The Sony comes with full-array local dimming technology for better contrast, HDR, and wider color gamut. The TV is only 2 inches (5cm) thick which should make mounting a snap. It's rated 4 ½ stars at Amazon


Samsung UN78KS9800 Curved 78-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV $9998

The Samsung KS9800 is a Curved 4K SUHD TV that uses Quantum Dot color technology and supports a High Dynamic Range (HDR) picture. One person bought this from Amazon and rated it 5 stars


LG Electronics OLED65G6P Flat 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV $7997

The OLED 4K 65G6 features a flat 65-inch screen with HDR and LG’s webOS 3.0 Smart TV Platform in a thin (2.6 inches) design. It has a 5 star user rating based on 6 reviews.


VIZIO Reference Series 65” Class Ultra HD Full‑Array LED Smart TV $6000

The Vizio is one of the lower cost TVs on the list but 10 inches smaller than the similarly priced Sony. Not available at Amazon so there is no star rating on this TV.


The Results




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Reader Comments (3)

Re:Value electronics shootout
LG makes another 65" OLED model, the E6, which reportedly uses the the same panel as the G6 model, but costs about 2K less. It also has a speaker under the display by Harmon Kardon that has a lower output rating than the foldable one one the G6, and supports passive 3D. I'm considering this as my next TV upgrade.

July 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSteve T

Your should include news about ATSC 3.0 developments on your show.

http://atsc.org/newsletter/hdr-technologies-atsc-3-0-dazzle-comparative-demos

July 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRichard Behling

I suspect that the person who said copper was past it's use by date was referring to copper in the ground used for ADSL and the like rather than coper for speaker connections.

July 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPaul W

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