• Published , by Tom Devine

Value Electronics, a leading independent Audio/Video retailer in Westchester County, NY, hosted its well-respected annual TV Shootout® Sunday, September 23rd. In its 14th year, the TV Shootout was streamed live via the AVPro Edge Impulse (recording of the live stream here). The attendees and a panel of experts selected this year’s ‘King of TV‘.

And the winner is.....

The Sony Master Series "A9F" Won best TV
The Sony Master Series "A9F" Won best TV
Matt Murray of AVPro Global Holdings, and a team of industry experts handled the video distribution, streaming and calibration of the displays used in the shootout.Industry experts presented the TV Shootout program where they used test patterns and real content to demonstrate all attributes of the picture quality, contrast, color fidelity, color saturation, and motion resolution to the video enthusiasts in the audience. Input lag time and off axis image quality were also tested. Other elements that were focused on were the  TVs performance in all of the HDR elements, HDR contrast range, P3 color fidelity, color volume and EOTF.

Here is how the TV Shootout evaluation was set up and its methodology:
  • SpectraCal’s CalMAN®, the number one most-used professional calibration software hardware, procedures and workflow was used.
  • Konica/Minolta’s professional CS2000A spectroradiometer, Klein 10A meters and the new Konica/Minolta CA-410 color analyzer were used in the calibration process. The Klein 10A meters were profiled using the CS2000A spectroradiometer for each TV.
  • SDR, HDR and Dolby Vision patterns were generated and fed from Murideo’s SIX-G 4K Pattern Generator.
  • A preview selection from Stacey Spears upcoming HDR test disc was used.
  • Metra Home Theater Group, provided their Ethereal brand Velox True 24 Gbps passive cables with their Gigabit Accelerator the HDM-GA1.
  • All of the TVs were visually matched to the white point of Sony’s BMV-X300 professional color grading monitor. This reference monitor was also used as the reference for all TVs to be judged against.
  • Calibrations were performed by well respected professional calibrators David Abrams, DeWayne Davis, and John Reformato, supervised by Tyler Pruitt.
  • All tested panels were concurrently fed through AVPro Edge's 18G uncompressed professional HDMI distribution matrix switch from four Panasonic UB820 Blu-ray players, 1080 FHD/SDR for Cable/DIRECTV, 4K streaming, and SDR and HDR test patterns.
The objective of the TV Shootout is to award the best TVs for each of the attributes of picture quality. The annual TV Shootout uses only the flagship TV series from each of the premium TV manufacturers that are available in the US at that time.

About Value Electronics 
Value Electronics, founded in 1998, is a custom a/v integrator with a retail showroom in the Village of Scarsdale, NY. Owners, Wendy and Robert Zohn, created and began sponsoring the TV Shootout evaluation event in 2004. The TV Shootout evaluation event has gained the CE industry’s respect and it has become a go-to source for video enthusiasts to help make the best TV purchase decision.


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