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Sony A9G OLED wins 'King of TV' at 2019 TV Shootout

13 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |

Like last year, Sony's OLED TV was crowned 'King of TV' at the 2019 Value Electronics TV Shootout. It competed against the LG C9 OLED, Samsung Q90R LCD, and Sony Z9F LCD.

2019 King of TV

Last year, Sony ended LG's four-year run as the winner of the annual shootout event in the US. At this year's event, Sony's new A9G OLED TV once again impressed a panel of expert judges. It was voted the winner in three award categories, and was tied with LG C9 in the fourth category.

The four competing TVs were:
  • 65” LG C9 OLED ($)
  • 65” Samsung Q90R LCD ($)
  • 65” Sony A9G OLED ($)
  • 65” Sony Z9F LCD ($)

    The shootout was arranged by Scarsdale-based audio/video retailer Value Electronics and was held in collaboration with CE Week at the Jacob Javits convention center. A panel of professional video colorists, finishers, TV reviewers, and video scientists were asked to vote in four distinct categories after side-by-side testing with "test patterns and real content to demonstrate all attributes of picture quality, including contrast, color fidelity, color saturation, and motion resolution".


    2019 TV Shootout


    The two OLED TVs scored higher in most individual disciplines across SDR and HDR. The Sony Z9F LCD won one discipline (SDR Dynamic Range) while the Samsung Q90R did not win any specific discipline.

    Also read: List: Best TVs (review scores)

    At the time of publication, Sony's 65" A9G is the most expensive of the TVs at $3800. The 65" Samsung Q90R is $500 less, the 65" LG C9 is $600 less, and the 65" Sony Z9F (a 2018 model) is $800 less.

    Detailed results are found below.

    King of TV 2019 (expert judges)

    WinnerModel
    Best SDR Day ModeSony A9G OLED TV
    Best SDR Reference ModeSony A9G OLED TV
    Best HDR TVSony A9G OLED TV
    Best Streaming TVTie (Sony A9G & LG C9 OLED TVs)

    SDR Day Mode (expert judges)

    Model Dynamic Range Color saturation Color accuracy Motion Resolution
    Sony Z9F LCD9.138.257.508.75
    Samsung Q90R LCD7.887.387.138.13
    Sony A9G OLED7.638.638.889.38
    LG C9 OLED8.438.388.509.13

    SDR Reference Mode (expert judges)

    Model Dynamic Range Color Saturation Color Accuracy Motion Resolution
    Sony Z9F LCD7.888.257.889.00
    Samsung Q90R LCD7.507.507.508.38
    Sony A9G OLED9.389.259.389.50
    LG C9 OLED8.888.888.509.25

    HDR Reference Mode (expert judges)

    Model Dynamic Range Color Saturation Color Accuracy Motion Resolution
    Sony Z9F LCD7.807.888.139.25
    Samsung Q90R LCD7.758.257.638.00
    Sony A9G OLED8.888.758.759.50
    LG C98.388.508.509.25

    Streaming (expert judges)

    Model Dynamic Range Color Saturation Color Accuracy Motion Resolution
    Sony Z9F LCD7.257.638.137.38
    Samsung Q90R LCD7.387.758.007.25
    Sony A9G OLED8.138.388.887.88
    LG C98.138.258.387.88
    - Source: Value Electronics



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