La parte sostanziale:
The results of the shoot-out were fascinating, especially the first section where all four OLED TVs were in their calibrated picture modes. We expected there to be no clear winner, since all four images looked almost identical, although no four consumer televisions are ever going to look exactly the same even when calibrated, and in fact a 'No Preference' option was added to the scoring sheet for this reason. However in the shootout the AVForums members actually scored as follows:
Screen C (Philips 9002) – 33%
Screen D (LG C7) – 22%
No Preference – 21%
Screen A (Sony A1) – 16%
Screen B (Panasonic EZ952) – 8%
For the Philips TV to be such a clear winner was a genuine surprise but what also surprised was how poorly the Panasonic EZ952 scored, especially as it has the most accurate picture in terms of colour. The Panasonic has scored much higher in other shootouts but given that they weren't conducted under 'blind' conditions that may have influenced the results. As to why AVForums members chose the Philips 9002 over the other brands, the exact reasons were difficult to pin down, with many just preferring the overall look of the picture, some preferring the colours and others the contrast performance. Some members did suggest that screen B and C may have benefited from being the two in the centre, although that would only apply to those sat in the centre and doesn't explain why Set C had 33% but Set B only had 8%. When you consider the range of prices these results were even more interesting with the Sony KD-55A1 currently retailing for £2,799, the Panasonic TX-55EZ952 costing £1,999, the Philips 55POS9002 also setting you back £1,999 and the LG 55C7 the cheapest at £1,699.
In the second part, where all four TVs were in their Vivid/Dynamic picture modes the scoring was as follows:
Screen C (Philips 9002) – 68%
Screen B (Panasonic EZ952) – 14%
Screen A (Sony A1) – 7%
No Preference – 6%
Screen D (LG C7) – 5%
Whilst we weren't surprised that Philips performed well in the second part of the shootout, a score of 68% was huge and clearly justified Philips's faith in their own processing. Interestingly the Panasonic performed much better in this section which, when you consider that image accuracy is their strong point, was rather surprising. The poor showing of the Sony A1 and LG C7 was also a surprise, with both TVs really struggling in some of the motion tests, whilst the C7 ironically performed poorly on the manufacturer's own HDR test clip. As to why the Philips scored so highly, well they clearly place a great deal of emphasis on their picture processing and look to apply it without over-saturating colours, blowing out highlights or using excessive sharpening. We would still always recommend using a calibrated picture mode for watching movies and TV dramas but there is plenty of scope for applying more image processing to TV programmes and sports broadcasts. Certainly it appeared that many AVForums members in attendance agreed and quite a few were surprised at how far Vivid modes have come in the last few years.
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